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Johnson breaks a curse, Im on the rise: golf talking points

Dustin Johnson has the 2020 Masters green jacket placed on him by 2019 champion Tiger Woods

HONG KONG – Masters records, emerging talent and the LPGA Tour’s return feature in AFP Sport’s golf talking points this week:

– Top rank, major hindrance –

Dustin Johnson secured his second major with a record-breaking 20-under-par total at the Masters, also breaking a cursed run for world number ones in majors.

Incredibly, Johnson was the first world number one to win any major since Rory McIlroy’s victory at the US PGA Championship in 2014.

He was also the first player who was top of the rankings to win the Masters since Tiger Woods in 2002.

In fact, down the years being world number one has been almost a disadvantage in majors.

Johnson is only the fifth player since the world rankings began in 1986 to win a…

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