Heartbreak after heartbreak was the story for a man named Dustin Johnson. Sunday was looking like the day of a man named Shane Lowry. But with golf, you have a game of inches and breaks. For Dusty J, he had the breaks to get the job done.
Dustin Johnson out together an outstanding final round to clinch his first major. He finished 5-under-par, on a course where going under was seemingly impossible. Johnson laughed at those comments, especially with a birdie at 18 to finish off the Father’s Day classic.
For Lowry, it’s back to the drawing board. A second place at Oakmont is nothing to be upset about. But choking away a 3 shot lead on a Sunday is something else. Lowry just couldn’t put together the consistent round to get the job done.
Some of the notables had rounds to forget. Jordan Spieth shot well over-par, and had a tantrum or two along the way. Rory and Rickie shot a combined like 18 over, those aren’t exact numbers but it was close to it. And Phil will have to wait another year to win it all.
18 was the hole for Dustin. The clincher, he shoots a beautiful tee shot right down the middle of the fairway. And before he shoots his second, a camera beeps or something. Johnson immediately scowls and exclaims, “Really?!?!”. A truly pissed off golfer, if it was Tiger then oh man that would have been a legendary freak out. Dusty then crushes the shot, and putts from about 4 feet for birdie.
The USGA is a joke. Penalizing him after the round for the “ghost roll” as I have been calling it. If that was a one shot lead, and it caused a playoff I would have lost it. Imagine if that was enforced with it all on the line and he was screwed. Figure it out USGA.
Dusty wasn’t the only winner. Paulina Gretzky wore a ridiculous outfit, and we all won because of it. Dustin Johnson is one lucky man.
Good for Dusty. Now we have like a month until The Open. I can’t wait.