By 15 November, 2020 - 01:52pm 371 views
20 strokes under par! At the Augusta Masters! twenty! Dustin Johnson knocked down the record for the lowest score in the history of the only great ever played on the same field. The temple was razed. The monumental record with which Tiger Woods stamped the 1997 revolution, the -18 that Jordan Spieth dared to match in 2015, is a thing of the past. The world's number one, Dustin Johnson, has been the executor. The American warmed up at the age of 36 with his first green jacket, and his second big one after the 2016 US Open, with five strokes of advantage over Australian Cameron Smith (incredible also his mark: first player in the history of the Masters that ends the four days in the 60 strokes, and he does not win!) and the Korean Sungjae Im. Jon Rahm, in a crazy day, rowed and rowed and scored another place of honor, seventh, 10 strokes from the extraterrestrial Johnson. In four outings in Augusta, he has been top ten in the last three (fourth, ninth and seventh). Augusta is at her destination. The -10 of the Basque are, curiously, the same card that he gave last year. Then he was three shots behind Tiger Woods, a pinch. This Sunday, 10 from Johnson, one world.
The Green Jacket belongs to Dustin Johnson. #themasters pic.twitter.com/no3mbiOuQk
- The Masters (@TheMasters) November 15, 2020
Double history session. Because of the record and because there was not a single fan to see it live, naked the field in these times of sport in privacy. The Masters of Silence has been a stark slice of reality. A year ago, Tiger made the last putt on 18 amid overflowing madness. The myth had returned from death to conquer its 15th great 11 years after the previous one. It was ecstasy. The fans were aware of living a unique moment, the atmosphere was electric and Woods was crying hugging his son. Today they seem like distant memories. This Sunday, in a soulless Masters, Tiger entered that same green with his same red jersey and his same black Nike cap, but the party was a funeral. The silence was terrifying. Woods kicked to close the day four over par, -1 overall, and waited in loneliness for the lap to finish and decorate Dustin Johnson. Green jacket and his record. The delivery was painful for El Tigre.
From April to November, the Masters have changed their skin. It is surely no coincidence that the record has fallen under these circumstances, with greens less fast than usual in spring and without the factor of a crowd that can raise tension as well as spur. Without thousands of eyes on, some golfers have played idle. Others have fallen apart.
Johnson ended the bad luck of leaving as the leader in a big one and leaving the rent on the way. It had already happened four times. This time he neither slackened nor did they tighten the nuts too much. If there is any doubt with the bogey on 4, after 33 holes without failure, and another followed on 5. He opened the door and the Korean Im stood a blow away, but just as the candidate melted, the Leader. Johnson continued to pedal, as confident off the tee as he was in the short game, without a crack in his play throughout the tournament. He became the first player since 2002 to reach Augusta as world number one and win. The previous one was Tiger. He equaled the record of 14 consecutive seasons with at least one victory on the American circuit. The brand, from Tiger. He broke the record for 11 straight laps under par at Augusta: 10 had ... Tiger. Not to mention the -20 ... To top it off, Woods signed on par three of 12, at Amen Corner, the worst hole of his career: 10 strokes, after going into the water three times.
Looks like we're having sandwiches for next year's champions dinner! Congrats @DJohnsonPGA and welcome to the club. pic.twitter.com/amOfc2kVXG
- Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) November 15, 2020
Augusta will reopen the doors of its green museum next April (or so it is planned). The last big this strange year will be the first of the next, the course of hope for a new sport and a new Masters. Rahm will return, whose inspiration was stamped on Saturday in a Georgia pine tree on hole 8, ready to show that he is the one chosen to stretch the legacy —Seve, Olazabal, Sergio García—. He will sharpen the instinct for the umpteenth time Tiger Woods, now 45 years old. And DeChambeau will have spent hours in the gym and practice to learn how to direct his cannon shots.
Final classification of the Augusta Masters.