DeChambeau is, of course, poised to beat Augusta National and came on as a favorite ahead of Thursday’s opening round. It hasn’t worked for him enough – he was 12 shots away from the lead late on Sunday morning – and he could have partially failed by the damp course.
On Saturday, he said, “Wet land and water have always been my nemesis for some reason, just can’t find it, while some people have no problem with it.” “They are able to hit it and have no problem.”
But he still leads Langer by three strokes.
Im and Smith cut Johnson’s lead.
After Dustin Johnson put a 10-foot par on the par-3 fourth, he showed as much passion as he has all week. He knew how important it was to maintain his savings; It was difficult for Johnson to avoid looking at the surrounding scoreboard, that two players in the group ahead of him, Sungjei Im, a Masters cheater, and Cameron Smith, 2-under for their round, drew two of their own. to do. Carry.
One thing that hasn’t changed in 2020: the Masters Purse.
Augusta will award $ 11.5 million in prize money to professionals playing the national tournament, the same as last year. The winner will earn approximately $ 2.1 million (with a green jacket, lifetime entry to the tournament and an annual invitation to dinner), while the runners-up will be paid more than $ 1.2 million. Even the player of the tournament’s 50th place will receive a handsome payout of $ 28,980.
The Masters’ purse is the largest in golf, although the United Open awarded the winner $ 12.5 million in prize money, including $ 2.25 million to the winner after the tournament in September.
The Cameron Champion starts hot.
Masters rogue Cameron Champion added his first three holes to the vault on the first page of the leaderboard, but gave those shots back to triple bogeying fourth. At the BMW Championships in August, the champion, who is birial, wore a black golf shoe and a white to protest police brutality against black people after Jacob Blake’s police shooting. The New York Times last month talked about racial injustice and how it sees the Masters with its Old South roots.
As he prepared for his Masters debut only last month, Champ saw no reason to keep Augusta National accountable for a secessionist history, similar to the one endowed by his paternal grandfather, in the vicinity of Houston. Courses had cadid that would not allow him to play.