In the year of COVID-19, it’s only fitting that the 2020 Masters was dominated by a coronavirus survivor.
Dustin Johnson spent 11 days holed up in a Las Vegas hotel room after testing positive for COVID-19 on October 11 – one month before the Masters started. He never left the room to pick up food, much less a golf club to practice. The most he moved was to take a shower. DJ Netflix-and-chilled to “Yellowstone” with a sense of peace.
“I knew there was no chance of me missing the Masters,” he said.
“Granted, you sit in the hotel room for two weeks, it doesn't do a lot for the golf game.”
The way he’s played since the PGA Tour’s coronavirus reboot, the best thing he could do with his golf game was get out of his own way. He did, and the result was a record-setting 20-under-par score of 268 at Augusta to cap off a 2020 major season like no other.
It was enough to make even DJ cry. And getting through this COVID-19 season with a trio of major championships completed is worth reflecting on some of the major highs and lows:
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