Dustin Johnson realises Masters dream with caddie brother at his side


“I feel great about all that I’m doing,” said the 36-year-old world No 1. “I feel truly certain about my game.

I will probably play for about – I don’t have any acquaintance with, it continues getting more limited – yet eight, nine, perhaps 10 years. At that point I’ll spend time with my children and Paulina [Gretzky, Johnson’s partner]. Up to that point, I will work my butt

Interest encompasses the number of more majors Johnson may gather in that window. Exhaustive accomplishment at Augusta – Johnson won by five shots, making a Masters scoring record simultaneously – upheld up his 2016 US Open win. “I need to get to three first yet I fantasy about winning a great deal of majors,” he said. “It simply hadn’t exactly occurred at this point. Ideally this one will help, however, and give me a bit of spring.”

Im Sung-jae, who tied for second, on his Masters debut, with Australia’s Cameron Smith, truly saw that Johnson was playing “at another level”.

Augusta was not as harsh a test less the stunts of spring however Johnson’s figures – 20 birdies, two falcons, the finding of 60 greens in guideline – were still truly great. He three-putted once in 72 openings.

Johnson’s organization with his more youthful sibling and caddie, Austin, has been completely vindicated. Austin took over as an alleged coincidental in China seven years prior. They appropriately joined to win the WGC-HSBC Champions occasion.

“At the point when I began I was to a greater extent an amigo, somebody for him to spend time with,” Austin said. “I’m a good player. I know the game. In any case, being a top caddie? Way off the mark. However, I was a wipe. On the off chance that I drew near to ‘Bones’ Mackay [Phil Mickelson’s previous caddie], I wouldn’t walk out on him. I’d ask him all that I could. At these group occasions, I just learned and acquired Dustin’s trust.

Johnson’s youth home is 75 miles from Augusta. Naturally, winning a Green Jacket was an objective when he began to play seriously. He had likewise been moving towards triumph; in his previous four Masters before this year he had a most exceedingly terrible completion of joint tenth. He was denied a shot at greatness in 2017 in the wake of tumbling down steps in his rental home toward the beginning of Masters week. Over three years on, the regularly unflappable Johnson was in tears amidst a post-round TV meet.

“Continuously around the putting green growing up, it was putts to win the Masters,” he said. “Or then again hitting chip shots, it was consistently to succeed at Augusta. Particularly on the grounds that I grew up so near here. Growing up, that was all it was. As a child, you fantasy about playing in the Masters, and dream about getting into a Green Jacket. I still sort of believe it’s a fantasy.

“On the course I’m very acceptable at controlling my feelings. In any case, this implies such a great amount to me. It implies such a great amount to my family, they know it’s something that I’ve generally been dreaming about and it’s the reason I buckle down. It’s something that you propel yourself for. That is the reason I strive, to be in this position. To at long last have the blessing from heaven, I imagine that is the reason you see such feeling.”

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