Eliminated after 36 holes on April 9, but world number one Dustin Johnson had to stay until the end of the tournament to do Masters traditional duty.

Johnson shared this “feeling” on April 14, when he contacted the media before the RBC Heritage from April 15 to April 18 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Johnson won the Masters 2020 at -20, when he moved to November because of Covid-19. This year, the tournament took place in the usual April, and Johnson lost his chance to defend the title after two rounds. He scored +5, while the cut line was +3. On April 11, Hideki Matsuyama was crowned Masters for the 85th time at point -10.

Johnson (left) had to stay for two days to wait for the Green Jacket to be handed over to champion Matsuyama.  Photo: The Masters

Johnson (left) had to stay for two days to wait for the Green Jacket to be handed over to champion Matsuyama. Image: The Masters

However, Johnson could not go home due to the obligation to hand over the Green Jacket to the new champion. This is done quickly in the Masters where the champion last year has a weekend ticket. Meanwhile, the golfer has finished hitting the last round, then lingers for a few more hours is all responsibility.

And at Augusta National last weekend, Johnson had to wait 36 ​​more holes, equivalent to two days. On the first day of waiting, he hung around in the residence, then also returned to the Augusta National Stadium to practice batting. The next morning, he relieved with a round of Champions Retreat about 16 km from Augusta National. “I was bored so I went to fight for fun,” Johnson said.

One reporter posed the possibility of asking the Masters Organizing Committee to exempt the new champion Hideki Matsuyama. “I won’t do that. It’s a great honor to be at the awards ceremony, so I’m always willing,” Johnson said.

Like every other Masters champion, Johnson owns but has to pay the 84th Green Jacket and Augusta National will place it in its own showroom.

“I only kept the Green Jacket for five months, but that time was great. If only I could take it. But I’m still a champion in Masters history, anyway,” Johnson said emotionally when it comes to paying for it. famous green coat.

Billy Casper – 1970 Masters champion was an exceptional case. His body was dressed in a Green Jacket as he wished before his death.

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