World number one Dustin Johnson says the Masters is the major he “wanted to win the most” after his record-breaking victory at Augusta National on Sunday.
The 36-year-old American, who won the US Open in 2016, posted a record score of 20 under par to win by five strokes. As the golfing calendar rolls on to the next, you can make a bet here for Johnson to finish the year even stronger.
“It is a dream come true, as a kid I always dreamed about being a Masters champion,” said an emotional Johnson.
“It’s just incredible. Having Tiger Woods put the Green Jacket on you, it still feels like a dream.”
The 36-year-old, who cuts a largely expressionless figure on the course, struggled to hold back tears as he was interviewed on Augusta’s putting green following his win.
“It’s just incredible, as you can tell… sorry,” he said as. “I have never had this much trouble gathering myself. On the golf course I am pretty good at it, out here I’m not!”
Earlier, after being handed the Green Jacket by Tiger Woods in Butler Cabin, he said: “It still feels like a dream.
“But I am here and what a great feeling it is. I could not feel more excited. The Masters is the biggest tournament. It’s the one I wanted to win most. I’m proud the way I handled myself.
“It’s an incredible feeling. I played unbelievable golf all week. The conditions helped with the scoring. To score 20 under is a great honour.”