DUSTIN JOHNSON BREAKS SCORING RECORD TO CLAIM HIS FIRST GREEN JACKET

Team TaylorMade’s Dustin Johnson won the 2020 Masters and his second major playing a full bag of TaylorMade clubs and golf ball

Carlsbad, Calif. (November 15, 2020) – World no.1 and TaylorMade staffer Dustin Johnson claimed his first green jacket at Augusta National with rounds of 65-70-65-68 for a record -20 under and 5 shot victory.

Playing 14 TaylorMade clubs and ball, that includes a SIM driver and TP5X golf ball, DJ hasn’t finished outside the Top 10 in has last 6 starts since entering this week. Adding a Masters title to his US Open trophy, DJ doubles his majors and takes his total professional victories to 24.

After a stellar “moving day” in the third round of competition, where he hit every fairway and nearly made an albatross at the par-5 second, DJ was four shots ahead entering Sunday. Perfectly positioned to saunter his way to a second major title.

DJ’S 54 HOLE STROKES GAINED STATS WERE IMPRESSIVE:

  • Total: 14.66 (1st)
  • Off-the-Tee: 4.10 (2nd)
  • Approach (100): 7.05 (1st)
  • Putting: 3.52 (10th)
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The course-dependent 7-wood has been in and out Dustin’s bag throughout the season. For Augusta, it gave him the perfect carry number and landing angle to attack the par 5s. DJ was a combined 11-under on the storied par 5s for the week. Other equipment changes included fresh Milled Grind wedges for some extra zip on short shots.

It was a complete performance from tee to green. Across the four rounds, Dustin led the field in greens in regulation (82%) and proximity to the green (30’8”). He hit 77% of fairways while averaging 307 yards off the tee.

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DJ has carried the same equipment since claiming the Fed Ex Cup back in September, including a SIM Max 7-wood with 21° of loft to complement his SIM Max 3-wood (15°). His go to driver has been a SIM driver (10.5°) all season and then his P•730 (DJ Proto) irons (3-PW) and Milled Grind Wedges complete the bag alongside his TP5X golf ball. 

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NEED TO KNOW

  • Sets a new scoring record of 20 under at Augusta National
  • 2nd major victory for the world no.1
  • Now has 24 career professional victories, including his two majors
  • DJ has played in 10 Masters including this one with last year’s T2 his previous best finish
  • Ties Tiger’s record of 11 consecutive rounds under par at Augusta National
  • Ties “Most Tournament Greens in Regulation” stat with 60 GIRs
  • Last player to win by 5 shots or more was Tiger in 1997 (12 shots)
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DUSTIN JOHNSON WITB

  • SIM 10.5° driver
  • SIM Max 15.0° fairway
  • SIM Max 21.0 fairway
  • P730 3-PW irons
  • MG 52° and 60° wedges
  • Spider Tour IB Limited
  • TP5X ball #1

Hot Takes… A New Champ is Crowned – The Masters (Final Round)

The 2020 Masters Tournament has reached its conclusion. 2020 has been a different kind of year and this was a different kind of Masters. Congratulations to World #1 Dustin Johnson on winning his first Green Jacket. Who knows, there might be a couple of more in him before he’s finished. More in him later.

DJ looking great in green. (Photo Credit: PGA TOUR)

The 16th Green – I know that it’s been a different kind of year and with it, the committee at the Masters opted to change the pin placement on the 16th green. The commentators had said that it was a more difficult pin placement, but even with the lack of fans present (if that was the reason for the change) going away from the traditional Sunday pin placement was boring. I hated it and there has to be an overwhelming majority of golf fans that, even though we were without the buzz and roars, would have preferred to watch some shots into the usual pin location. The pin placement on Sunday was a bogey.

An imPerferct 10 – Speaking of bogey’s. How about heptuple (if that’s a word) bogey? Was anyone else in shock watching Tiger in “Amen Corner” take a 10 on “Golden Bell”. My mouth just hung open and I was in absolute shock. Golf is a funny game. It just goes to show you that if it can happen to Tiger Woods, it can happen to anyone else.

If it can happen to Tiger…

Im – How good is Sungjae Im? If he wasn’t on your radar by now as a golf fan, he should be. Watching him, you can see the potential greatness in this native of South Korea. His driving at the 2020 Masters Tournament was like watching “Iron Byron”. Had it not been for a couple of big pulls, who knows. He could’ve placed a ton of pressure on the champion. He’ll take a lot from this Masters Tournament and now that he has the experience of “where to” and “where not to” hit it he will contend again. Im isn’t going to be #25 for long as he’ll be Top 5 at some point. Under the radar, Im will win a Green Jacket before his career is finished. Imagine the celebration in South Korea and that of South Korean golf fans.

Smith Sub 70 – The Aussie served notice this week. The runner-up played all 4 rounds under par. Cameron Smith is the only player in the history of the Masters Tournament to fire 4 rounds in the 60’s.

The young Aussie acquitted himself nicely at the 2020 Masters.

Don’t Mess With the Golf Gods – The ghost of Bobby Jones was in attendance this week at Augusta National. Par 67? How’d that work out?

Silence is Deafening – Other than a smattering of applause from volunteers and what I assume are members of ANGC as well, the silence was deafening. Say, who else heard the random “hoots” on Saturday? Where did those come from? Imagine the gasps from the galleries during Tiger’s miscues on #12. It was so weird seeing nobody lining the fairways, surrounding the greens, or hearing the roars from the patrons. It was so bizarre. I still say it didn’t feel like a Major.

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The Champ – On his way to winning The Masters, Dustin Johnson set a scoring record. The record previously set by Tiger in 1997 and tied by Jordan Spieth was broken by Johnson with a cumulative score of -20. He was masterful going around Augusta National, where his discipline never strayed and he never really played under stress or duress.

Just think, we get to do this all over again in a few short months.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee