With all the talk before the event about how Bryson was going to do this that and the other to poor old Augusta, Dustin Johnson was quietly going about his business of being the best golfer on the planet right now. Rain early in the week rendered the hallowed venue soft and defenceless against the in-form 36 year old who set about racking up a record winning score of 20 under.
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After 10 years of trying and tying second last year, the now 36 year old was calm and assured throughout on Sunday. When his lead contracted to one around the turn, you never got the sense that the back nine Sunday, where the tournament traditionally begins, was going to be his undoing. And so it proved as Johnson flexed his muscles again and powered to a five shot win Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im.
For Augusta, while it did yield a record winning score, it did also have its victories. The sight of a hapless Tiger Woods clocking up a 10 on the iconic 12th hole was a nightmarish watch. Maybe not so tough to watch, the victory of 63 year old Bernhard Langer against his 27 year old pummelling playing partner Bryson DeChambeau; the German getting the better of Bryson in round four and beating him by one shot for the tournament.
But the 2020 Masters belonged to one man, Dustin Johnson. His second major in 45 tries, his first since the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont. A man who has overcome personal issues and sporting heartbreak, and who has emerged hardened for the journey. A tradition like no other in a year like no other with a winner like no other.
What's In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade SIM (10.5 deg) with a Fujikura Speeder 661 X shaft.
Fairway woods: TaylorMade SIM Max (15 deg) with a Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X shaft. TaylorMade SIM Max (21 deg) with a Project X HZURDUS Black 95 6.5 shaft.
Irons (3-PW): TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
Wedges: TaylorMade MG (52 @54 deg, 60) with KBS Tour Custom Black 120 S shafts.
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Limited Itsy Bitsy with SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT 1.0 grip
Ball: TaylorMade TP5X
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How He Did It
Using a TaylorMade SIM driver DJ hit 44 fairways for the week and averaged 306.6 yards, 6th longest in the field. With his TaylorMade P730 irons the 36 year old was imperious hitting a field topping 60 of 72 greens in regulation. That foundation yielded 20 birdies and 2 eagles for the week with his TaylorMade Spider Limited Itsy Bitsy putter. His 117 putt total included 1.56 putts per hole on Sunday with zero 3-putts. The Major win marks DJ's 24th on Tour, his third in his last six starts, and his seventh straight top-10 finish.
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Title: What's In The Bag Dustin Johnson 2020 Masters Champion
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Published Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:05:00 +0000