Dustin Johnson overcomes controversial penalty to win US Open

Dustin Johnson overcomes controversial penalty to win US Open

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-06-20 11:27 Johannesburg: American golfer Dustin Johnson has ended his long wait for a major championship by winning the 116th US Openon a dramatic day at Oakmont Country Club.The 31-year-old, who was trailing overnight leader Shane Lowry by four strokes coming into the final round, posted a one-under par 69 in the deciding round to win by three shots, Sport24 reported.Despite being informed that he could face a one-shot penalty after his ball had moved on the fifth green, Johnson came out with flying colours with an 18th hole birdie.A penalty stroke was eventually added to Johnson's score although he emerged unscathed, winning by three shots from Lowry.Fellow Americans Jim Furyk and Scott Piercy along with Lowry finished in a tie for second. (ANI)