Dustin Johnson wins first career Masters in epic showing
Dustin Johnson has lost big leads on a Sunday before, but this November Masters would provide no such ending. On Sunday at Augusta National, DJ fired a four-under 68 to finish at 20-under par. Johnson set the new Masters 72-hole record shooting 268 on the weekend, two shots better than the previous record of 270 set previously by Tiger Woods (1997) and matched by Jordan Spieth (2015).
Johnson also set the new Masters record by carding only four bogeys the entire tournament. Two of those bogeys came in his final round Sunday, but Johnson bounced back with a birdie on No. 6 to stop the bleeding and keep his lead intact on Australia’s Cameron Smith.
The 36-year-old Johnson finished in the top-ten of The Masters in e ach of the past four years, but now claims his first career Green jacket. It is his second career major championship to go along with the 2016 US Open.