Congratulations to Dustin Johnson on winning the 116th United States Open Championship! After four days of harsh weather, lightning fast greens, and a potential penalty hanging over his head, he prevailed finishing at -4 for the course of the tournament. Shane Lowery of Ireland woke up on Sunday morning with a four shot advantage and playing his first three rounds at Oakmont a combined -7. Sundays at the U.S Open is an entirely different challenge to deal with as Lowery found out. He struggled to get into a rhythm from the start. Once he got on the slippery slope, there was no climbing back in. He shot a final round +6,. 76 to finish at -1 and in a three-way tie for second with Jim Furyk and Scott Piercy.
This is Johnson’s first career major victory and this one seems bittersweet after his previous heartbreaks and close calls at major tournaments. With his collapse at the U.S Open at Pebble Beach in 2010, the rules debacle at Whistling Straights at the PGA Championship in 2010, or most recently, his three-putt par on the 18th hole at Chambers Bay in the 2015 U.S Open which kept him from winning the tournament if he made the first putt, and forcing a playoff with Jordan Spieth if he made the second putt.
Other notable scores:
Jordan Spieth (Defending champion): +9, T-37
Rory Mclroy (2011 Champion): Missed Cut
Rickie Fowler: Missed Cut
Phil Mickilson: Missed Cut
Jason Day: +2, T-8