Dustin Johnson closed the 2020 golf season as number 1 of PGA ranking. A great year for the American, who first won the Travelers Championship and then dominated the Northern Trust. Companies that allowed him to triumph in the FedEx Cup and to be elected as the best player on the circuit.
But the exploit at the Augusta Masters, with the lowest score ever in the competition (268, -20), was the seal of a season to be framed. And so the 36-year-old from Columbia made a void. Fifth at the end of 2019, Johnson leads the Official World Golf Ranking with 12,6701 points.
Behind him, at a safe distance, is the Spaniard Jon Rahm, 2nd with 9.9819. 3rd place (9.1738) for the American Justin Thomas, 4th (7.1437) for the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy. Closing the Top 5 (7.1014) Bryson DeChambeau, winner of the US Open.
Season without jolts for Tiger Woods, only 41st (2.7241). First the lockdown, with the health emergency which kept the Turin away from the green for 7 months. Then the problems in regaining shape and condition. Now Chicco Molinari dreams of returning to the levels of 2018 when he managed to establish himself all over the world, dragging Europe to success in the Ryder Cup in Paris.
Tiger Woods on the green with 11-year-old Charlie!
Father and son will play the PNC tournament. The event will take place December 19-20 at the Ritz-Carlton Club in Orlando, Central Florida. At the 2019 at Augusta National Woods hugged his son after winning the Masters for the fifth time, after 4 back operations.
It was his 15th Major, but his first triumph in front of his son. Aaron Stewart once made tandem with Paul Azinger after the boy's father, Payne Stewart, died in a plane crash. Annika Sorenstam is playing with her father Tom.
On the pitch this year Justin Thomas with his father Mike Thomas, a pro from Kentucky. For Johnston, Woods' yes is fantastic news: they were neighbors on Isleworth when Woods went pro in 1996. After 23 years, Tiger said yes.
The tournament will be behind closed doors due to Covid. The tournament will be broadcast on Nbc. Woods is golf's biggest attraction. Langer, Raymond Floyd and Larry Nelson have won multiple times with different children. To participate you must have won a Major or The Players Championship and the son must not have played in the Pga Tour.
Other big names will challenge Woods: John Daly, Greg Norman, Nick Price, Lee Trevino and Gary Player. Tiger said: "I don't know how excited I am to play with Charlie in our first official tournament together. It was fantastic to see him improve as a junior, and it will be incredible to play together as a team in the PNC championship."
Meanwhile Dustin Johnson won the 84th edition of The Masters. After winning the US Open in 2016, the American wins another Grand Slam event four years later. The 36-year-old from Columbia (South Carolina), in the third round had advanced with a partial of 65 (-7) out of a total of 200 (-16) strokes, in the fourth day he closed with five strokes ahead of the Australian Cameron Smith and South Korean Sungjae Im.
He is the first player in his career to reach -20 at The Masters. Dustin Johnson was in total control all week except for the start of round four. The American in the first five holes of the last lap recorded a birdie and two bogeys (consecutive, at 4 and 5) that had reopened the super challenge at Augusta National.