Dhe world number one Dustin Johnson has won the American Masters of the golf professionals for the first time and has thus impressively underpinned his supremacy. The 36-year-old, who grew up just over a hundred kilometers from the legendary place in Augusta, went four strokes ahead of the final round and could not miss his second major triumph after the 2016 US Open.
With the Masters record result of 268 strokes, “DJ” relegated the Australian Cameron Smith and the 22-year-old Masters debutante Im Sung Jae from South Korea by five strokes each to second place and thus celebrated his 24th victory on the tour. Defending champion Tiger Woods landed 387 with 287 strokes.
“I was nervous all day, it’s the tournament I really wanted to win,” said Dustin Johnson, who received the first sweet kiss after the last putt from his long-time partner Paulina, the daughter of ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky . Afterwards, his predecessor Tiger Woods traditionally put on the green winning jacket in the clubhouse.
Former master Bernhard Langer once again delivered a brilliant performance at his 37th Masters appearance. The two-time tournament winner (1985 and 1993) finished 29th with 285 strokes. The Anhausener had set a record on Friday. At 63 years, two months and 17 days, he became the oldest player to make the cut in Augusta. He replaced Tommy Aaron, who was 63 years, one month and 16 days old in 2000.