Golf: Top-ranked Johnson wins Masters for second major title

AUGUSTA, United States (AFP) – Top-ranked Dustin Johnson shook off an early stumble to win the Masters in record-setting fashion on Sunday (Nov 15), capturing his second major title.

The 36-year-old American, who grew up only an hour's drive north of Augusta National, became the first reigning world number one to grab the green jacket since Tiger Woods in 2002.

Johnson, whose other major victory came at the 2016 US Open, fired a closing four-under par 68 to finish on a 72-hole Masters record 20-under par 268 for a five-stroke triumph over South Korean Im Sung-jae and Australia's Cameron Smith.

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