World primary Dustin Johnson says the Masters is the foremost he “needed to win probably the most” after his record-breaking victory at Augusta Nationwide on Sunday.
The 36-year-old American, who received the US Open in 2016, posted a file rating of 20 beneath par to win by 5 strokes.
“It’s a dream come true, as a child I at all times dreamed about being a Masters champion,” mentioned an emotional Johnson.
“It is simply unbelievable. Having Tiger Woods put the Inexperienced Jacket on you, it nonetheless seems like a dream.”
The 36-year-old, who cuts a largely expressionless determine on the course, struggled to carry again tears as he was interviewed on Augusta’s placing inexperienced following his win.
“It is simply unbelievable, as you may inform… sorry,” he mentioned as. “I’ve by no means had this a lot bother gathering myself. On the golf course I’m fairly good at it, out right here I am not!”
Earlier, after being handed the Inexperienced Jacket by Tiger Woods in Butler Cabin, he mentioned: “It nonetheless seems like a dream.
“However I’m right here and what an awesome feeling it’s. I couldn’t really feel extra excited. The Masters is the most important match. It is the one I needed to win most. I am proud the best way I dealt with myself.”
Johnson, who completed tied for second final yr as Woods received his fifth Inexperienced Jacket, broke the earlier lowest successful mark at Augusta of 18 beneath set by Woods in 1997 and Jordan Spieth in 2015.
“It is an unbelievable feeling. I performed unbelievable golf all week. The circumstances helped with the scoring,” he mentioned. “To attain 20 beneath is a superb honour.”
Johnson achieved the feat together with his brother Austin as caddie and was embraced by fiancee Paulina Gretzky after victory was confirmed.
“It is an unbelievable feeling to expertise all this with my brother, Austin,” added Johnson. “I like him being on my bag. I do not need anybody else to share these reminiscences with.
“Having Paulina there was superior. It was numerous enjoyable. I’ll keep in mind this for the remainder of my life.”
Johnson held a four-shot lead heading into the ultimate day however that was briefly minimize to 1 earlier than he pulled clear to carry off the problem of South Korea’s Sungjae Im and Australian Cameron Smith.
“I attempted to not watch the leaderboard. I did just a little earlier,” mentioned Johnson, who carded a four-under 68 on the ultimate day that included six birdies and two bogeys.
“I made a birdie at three, then made bogeys – they weren’t dangerous photographs as a result of I had a very good have a look at pars. I then made an awesome shot at six and made birdie.
“It was a troublesome day, it is at all times robust on the ultimate day of a significant.”
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The way you reacted to Johnson’s win at #bbcgolf
Jordan: The definition of cool, calm and picked up, correct skilled efficiency.
James Bamford: Very good efficiency by DJ. Completely deserved, incredible, completely different version of the Masters that may stay lengthy within the reminiscence.
Allan: That is among the finest golf I’ve seen for fairly some time
Christopher Durant: Unimaginable efficiency from DJ