Dustin Johnson trounces field by EIGHT in 2020 majors; Bryson DeChambeau second

Breaking down Dustin Johnson's consistency in the majors not just in 2020, but the past three years...

Andy Roberts's picture
Tue, 24 Nov 2020

Dustin Johnson might be a clear World No.1, FedEx Cup winner and new Masters champion, but these stats provided by AmericanGambler.com only go to hammer home just how consistent the big-hitting American has been in the three majors of 2020. 

Johnson, 36, has proven a model of consistency since golf's return in June as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with four victories coming at the Travelers Championship, The Northern Trust, Tour Championship (to win the FedEx Cup), and then a first Green Jacket at The Masters two weeks ago. 

 

 

Breaking down the three majors that were played in 2020, the 24-time PGA Tour winner and two-time major champion topped the charts by eight strokes in terms of the combined lowest score (26-under par) at the US PGA Championship, US Open and The Masters. 

Johnson finished tied second on 11-under par at the US PGA Championship, tied sixth at the US Open on 5-over par, and then set the all-time Masters scoring record of 20-under par in the final major of the year. 

The next best overall major score was Bryson DeChambeau on 18-under par, with Xander Schauffele back in third on 11-under par. Check out the full leaderboard below. 

 

 

MAJORS LEADERBOARD 2020 - TOP 10 

-26 D Johnson (-11 US PGA, +5 US Open, -20 Masters) 
-18 B DeChambeau (-10 US PGA, -6 US Open, -2 Masters) 
-11 X Schauffele (-8 US PGA, +4 US Open, -7 Masters)
-9 P Reed (-7 US PGA, +7 US Open, -9 Masters) 
-7 J Rahm (-7 US PGA, +10 US Open, -10 Masters); J Thomas (-1 US PGA, +6 US Open, -12 Masters); R McIlroy (-2 US PGA, +6 US Open, -11 Masters)
-5 L Oosthuizen (-2 US PGA, +2 US Open, -5 Masters); T Finau (-10 US PGA, +6 US Open, -1 Masters)
-4 H Matsuyama (-4 US PGA, +8 US Open, -8 Masters); P Casey (-11 US PGA, +8 US Open, -1 Masters), W Simpson (-1 US PGA, +6 US Open, -9 Masters) 

Johnson was also one of only 20 players to make the cut at all three of this year’s majors.

But it's not just 2020 that goes to prove Johnson is a marvel of consistency in the majors.

Just take a look at this record the past three years in US-based majors, with Johnson one of only four players to make every cut in the nine majors: 

-53 D Johnson (-23 US PGA, +9 US Open, -39 Masters)
-17 X Schauffele (-9 US PGA, +3 US Open, -11 Masters)
-15 W Simpson (-3 US PGA, +10 US Open, -22 Masters)
-3 H Matsuyama (-5 US PGA, +16 US Open, -14 Masters) 

Johnson has shot a remarkable 53-under par through the last nine majors on US soil, resulting in seven top-10 finishes - highlighted by a second career major at The Masters earlier this month.

The World No.1 has averaged a ninth place finish across the last nine majors, which is some going. 

Will DJ keep his nose out in front at the top of the world rankings in 2021 and add a hat-trick of majors to his résumé? On current evidence, you would like to think so. 

 

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