Dustin Johnson victorious at US Open

Dustin Johnson has claimed his first major championship, taking out the US Open at Oakmont, Pennsylvania on Monday morning.

The American went into the day four-shots behind third-round leader Shane Lowry, who looked to have the championship in the bag heading in to the final round.

But this is Oakmont, a notoriously difficult course that can provide a surprise at every turn.


Lowry ended up in a tie for second after a massive six bogeys across his 18 holes.

But it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Johnson either.

The big-hitting world No.6, who had faced multiple close calls in majors thanks to rules infractions and late collapses, was approached on the 12th tee by officials informing him they were thinking of handing him a one-shot penalty for an incident on the fifth hole.

They believed he may have caused his ball to move on the green and said they would rule on it after his round.

The penalty was indeed handed down post-round, leaving him with a closing one-under-69 and a four-under total.

Beaudesert world No.1 Jason Day looked as though he could edge closer to the leaders after an eagle the 12th and a birdie on the 13th.

However, a double bogey and a bogey to finish meant a final round 71 and two-over finish in a tie for eighth.

Adam Scott finished with a four-over-74 to be six over, joining
fellow Australian Marc Leishman (69).