After getting rescheduled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Masters Tournament took place from November 12-15, 2020, at the Augusta National Golf Course. While the 84th annual tournament looked different without fans, it still brought the excitement that avid golf fans know and love. Get caught up on some of the tournament’s biggest highlights below.
No Fans At The 2020 Masters
Like many other major sporting events in 2020, the Masters made the ultimate decision to hold the tournament without any fans. This was to ensure that the tournament could safely take place without risking a COVID-19 outbreak. While the tournament looked different without its fans, the players were grateful for the opportunity to play. Given that the tournament is normally played in the Spring, viewers and players alike also got to enjoy the beautiful Fall scenery at the Augusta National Golf Course.
Dustin Johnson Wins First Masters
American Dustin Johnson showed exceptional skills at this year’s Masters Tournament, winning his first Masters title and second career title. After having a great showing on the first day, Johnson continued to build on his progress to secure a 5-stroke win over Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im. His dominant win puts Johnson in an excellent position for the 2021 season. He would end up setting the record for his sensational finish with -20.
Other Commendable Performances
While the tournament’s adjusted timeline may have posed a challenge for some, many golfers gave exceptional performances. Behind Dustin Johnson in second place include Cameron Smith of Australia and Sungjae Im of South Korea. Team Reed Foundation Founder Patrick Reed finished his 2020 Masters’ appearance at -9, which helped him tie for 10th place.
Overall, while the 2020 Masters Tournament may have looked different than previous years, it still brought the excitement and energy we have come to expect. After the exciting finish, many are looking forward to seeing what the 2021 season will bring.