Dustin Johnson overcame a controversial penalty stroke Sunday to win golf's U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania, his first major championship. Johnson, 32, had to wait two hours to find out his final score, after a bizarre ruling by the U.S. Golf Association over whether he moved his ball on the fifth hole. His exact score was thus in doubt over the remainder of his round. Johnson maintained he did not touch it, but the USGA assessed a one-shot penalty after his final round had ended. It ended up not mattering, as Johnson shot a 1-under 69 and beat his runner-up, Jim Furyk, by three shots.
Copyright © 2016 MarketWatch, Inc.
Continue Reading Below