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Five Months After His First Masters Win, Dustin Johnson Eyes Rare Feat of a Repeat

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Dustin Johnson did not know the Masters scoring record when he broke it in November. (It was 18 under par; now it’s 20.) He did not know where he stood on the leaderboard until the hole before he won. (He had a five-stroke lead.) But he knows the three people who have won two straight Masters.

“Really?” said venerated AP reporter Doug Ferguson, who had asked the question at Tuesday’s pre-tournament press conference. “I’m sorry to be surprised.”

Both he and Johnson dissolved into laughter; Johnson has not previously shown himself to be much of a historian.