2016 U.S. Open Championship Roundup

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The final leaderboard for the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania is in. Dustin Johnson, who turns 32 next week, overcame a rules controversy to win his first major championship by three strokes (four without the penalty) over runners-up Jim Furyk, Scott Piercy and Shane Lowry. Below is the truncated top-10 leaderboard:

(1) Dustin Johnson (-4)
(T2) Jim Furyk (-1)
(T2) Scott Piercy (-1)
(T2) Shane Lowry (-1)
(T5) Sergio Garcia (E)
(T5) Branden Grace (E)
(7) Kevin Na (+1)
(T8) Jason Dufner (+2)
(T8) Zach Johnson (+2)
(T8) Jason Day (+2)
(T8) Daniel Summerhays (+2)

Here are some statistics on the champion and the runners-up:

Winner: Dustin Johnson (-4) – This is Johnson’s 10th win on the PGA Tour and first major win coming off a bitterly disappointing second-place finish last year at Chambers Bay. This also marks his third-straight top-10 finish following the St. Jude Classic (solo fifth) and Memorial Tournament (solo third). Including this week he has a total of 9 top-10s (and zero missed cuts) in the 2015-2016 season. I’m sure a lot of us will be watching closely to see what he does in the coming weeks and in the final two majors of the year.

Final round: 3 birdies and 2 bogeys for a 1-under 69. On the fifth green, Johnson’s ball moved as as he was standing over it and before he had putted. Although Johnson believed he did not cause the ball to move, he was notified later in the round by rules officials that the video footage would be reviewed and a decision would be made after the round as to whether or not he would be assessed a one stroke penalty. USGA officials later decided to do so and Johnson moved from -5 to -4, still good for a 3-shot win. Scores in regulation: 67, 69, 71, 69 (276).

Jim Furyk (-1) – I don’t think many would have predicted this good a finish by Furyk. A win this week would have been his 17th on Tour; this would have also been his second major win thirteen years after his first at the 2003 U.S. Open. Furyk’s last Tour win remains the 2015 RBC Heritage. He has only played five tournaments this season — two missed cuts, a T35 and T52 (at the Memorial) — due to a wrist injury.

Final round: 5 birdies and 1 bogey for a 4-under 66. Furyk reached the clubhouse relatively early in the round and let everyone but Johnson fall back towards him. His lone bogey of the round came on the 18th immediately after a birdie on 17. Scores in regulation: 71, 68, 74, 66 (279).

Scott Piercy (-1) – Final round: 3 birdies and 2 bogeys for a 1-under 69. A pair of bogeys on holes 16 and 18 kept him from a solo second finish. This is Piercy’s second top-10 finish this season. Scores in regulation: 68, 70, 72, 69 (279).

Shane Lowry (-1) – Final round: 1 birdie and 7 bogeys for a 6-over 76. He was leading by 4 shots at 7-under after the end of the third round but fell by the wayside in the fourth round after a scatter of bogeys. Scores in regulation: 68, 70, 65, 76 (279).

Have any congratulations for Dustin, or any other thoughts about the 2016 U.S. Open? Be sure to drop a comment below!

Image attributed to: Keith Allison
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