Golfer Dustin Johnson won the 84th Masters at Augusta‘s courses. The American number one in the world remained five strokes ahead of Australian Cameron Smith and South Korean Im Sung-jae on the closing day. The duo ended up in second place together.
36-year-old Johnson won the US Open in 2016 and won the PGA tour. On the majors, however, it often went wrong. Up to four times, he lost his leading position on the last day.
Also this time it didn’t look so good for Johnson. The American made a bogey on the fourth and fifth hole, bringing Smith to a blow of the front runner. The Australian regularly missed the fairways, but with good second strokes he managed to make a number of birdies. The South Korean Im was still lurking.
However, Johnson managed to control his nerves by now. With birdies on the sixth and eighth hole, he increased his lead again and ended up on -20, the best score ever on the Masters.
In addition to a $2 million check, Johnson was given the coveted green jacket by Tiger Woods, last year‘s winner.
Woods didn’t compete for the win and had to write his worst score ever on the twelfth hole (par-3). Three times the ball ended up in the water, and only after ten strokes the torment was over. The last six holes yielded five birdies, but more than place 36 was not in it for Woods.