Dustin Johnson Wins the U S Open

20 June 2016 | By | Add a Comment

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Dustin Johnson has claimed his first major under the pressure of a possible loss of 1 point

Johnson played his last seven holes knowing he had to review a possible rules infringement after the round.

He shot 68 to finish five under but was then penalised a shot for making his ball move on the fifth green, despite being initially absolved of wrongdoing.

Johnson’s score was amended to four under, but he still finished three shots ahead of Irishman Shane Lowry and American duo Jim Furyk and Scott Piercy at Oakmont.

England’s Lee Westwood, playing alongside Johnson, started the day on two under par but carded a 10-over-par 80 to finish on eight over.
What did Johnson do?

Standing over his ball on the fifth green, he made two practice putts. As he prepared to address the ball to take his putt, it moved slightly.

Johnson stepped away, claiming he had not addressed the ball. He checked with a rules official, who was happy there had been no infringement, and playing partner Lee Westwood also absolved him of blame.

But another rules official approached Johnson on the 12th tee and, after a discussion, decided they needed to review the footage of the incident after he had completed his round because he could face a one-stroke penalty.

The penalty stroke was eventually upheld and Johnson, whose victory moves him up to world number three, signed for a one-under-par 69.

In a scene reminiscent of the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, Johnson wound up in another rules dustup at the 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont on Sunday. But he played so well it didn’t matter, beating Jim Furyk (66), Scott Piercy (69) and third-round leader Shane Lowry (76).

 

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