World Number One Dustin Johnson says Masters is the major he & # 39; wanted most win & # 39; after his record victory over Augusta National on Sunday.
The 36-year-old American, who won the US Open in 2016, set a record score of 20 under par to win with five tricks.
"It's a dream come true, as a kid I always dreamed of becoming a Masters champion," said an emotional Johnson.
"It's just incredible. When Tiger Woods puts the green coat on you, it still feels like a dream."
The 36 -year-old, who strikes an ice-cold figure on the track, struggled to hold back tears when he was interviewed on Augusta's 18th green following his success.
"It's just incredible, as you can see … sorry," he said. "I've never had so much trouble collecting myself. I'm pretty good at it on the golf course, I'm not here!"
Earlier, after I was given the green jacket by Tiger Woods in Butler Cabin, he said, "Dreaming about winning the Masters and having Tiger put on you the Green Jacket, it still feels like a dream.
"But I'm here and what a great feeling it is. I couldn't be more excited. The Masters is the largest tournament. It's the one I wanted to win the most. I am proud of the way I have treated myself.
Johnson, who finished in second place last year when Woods won his fifth Green Jacket, broke the previous lowest winning figure on Augusta of 18 under set by Woods in 1997 and Jordan Spieth in 2015.
"It's an incredible feeling. I played incredible golf all week. The circumstances helped in the scoring, ”he said. Scoring 20 under is a great honor.
Johnson completed the feat with his brother Austin as a caddy and was hugged by fiancé Paulina Gretsky after the victory was confirmed.
"It is an incredible feeling to experience all this with my brother Austin, "added Johnson." I love that it is on my bag. I don't want anyone else to share these memories with.
"Having Paulina there was great. It was great fun. I'll remember this for the rest of my life."
Johnson had a ahead of four shots on his way to the final day, but that was briefly reduced to one before pulling out to hold off the challenge from South Korean Sungjae Im and Australian Cameron Smith.
"I tried not to look at the leaderboard. I did it a little earlier," said Johnson, who scored a four-under-68 on the final day with six birdies and two bogeys . .
"I birdie at three and then did bogeys – they weren't bad shots because I had a good look. I then got a great shot at six and birdie. [19459004"]
"It's been a tough day, it's always tough on a major's last day."
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