Leading into the final round of the Masters on Sunday, Dustin Johnson was sitting tidily with a four-stroke lead. It wasn’t the easiest ride towards Johnson’s first green jacket as he bogeyed holes four and five.
Johnson’s win came off the back of a record-setting54-hole pace, leading to the lowest to par in Masters’ history at -20. This feat is also the lowest score of any major championship.
Winning by five strokes was also the largest margin since the famous Tiger Woods victory at the 1997 Masters (12 strokes).
While the glory was surmounting, it wasn’t without some inner soul searching after the tough start to Sunday. The pressure was coming from Cam Smith and Sungjae Im, as they reduced Johnson’s lead by two early in the piece but a seemingly flawless back nine is what sealed the jacket.
There were plenty of storylines in the 84thedition of the Augusta National. If the thrilling victory by Dustin Johnson wasn’t your slice of cake, Tiger showed us he is human, putting three shots in the drink and carding a 10 - his highest score ever, after 23,789 holes of golf.