Austin Johnson Reveals DJ Didn't Know He Was Leading Masters Until The 72nd Hole

Austin Johnson Reveals DJ Didn't Know He Was Leading Masters Until The 72nd Hole

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Speaking on the "Off Course with Claude Harmon" podcast, Austin Johnson revealed that his brother, Dustin, didn't know he was leading the Masters until the very last hole.

Austin Johnson Reveals DJ Didn't Know He Was Leading Masters Until The 72nd Hole

Dustin Johnson is one of the most successful golfers in history, with two Major titles, as well as claiming at least one win in every year since turning professional in 2007.

A reason for his success is his determination and focus. Sometimes though, focus can cause some rather humorous moments.

Speaking on the "Off Course with Claude Harmon" podcast, his brother, and caddie, Austin Johnson, (opens in new tab) revealed that DJ didn't know he was leading the 2020 Masters till the 72nd hole.

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After hitting his second shot into the 18th, Dustin turned to his brother and said "how do we stand?"

Looking bemused, Austin responded saying "what do you mean?" to which Dustin replied "in the tournament, how do we stand?"

With a five-shot lead playing the last, Dustin was cruising to the Green Jacket (opens in new tab), and Austin's witty response showed, with the American coming out with "you've got a five-shot lead. I can get Matibi home from here.

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Dustin Johnson with Austin Johnson on the 18th. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

"Matibi is our buddy who we play a lot of golf with. He's probably like a 15-handicap."

Dustin went on to par the last and set a new tournament scoring record at 20-under-par, securing the five shot win over Cameron Smith (opens in new tab) and Sungjae Im (opens in new tab).

Matt Cradock
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.


Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.


Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

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