Day 4 at Oakmont
Keep that card
Dustin Johnson: Through all the chaos, America’s most powerful golfer shot a 1-under 69 for a three-shot victory and his first major championship.
Toss that card
Shane Lowry: Became the first player since Payne Stewart at the Olympic Club in 1998 to lose a four-shot lead in the final round of the U.S. Open.
On the course with …
Brooks Koepka: There was another Johnny Miller Watch when Koepka got to 5 under through 11 holes. He needed to shoot 2 under the rest of the way to match Miller, who shot a tournament- and course-record 63 in the final round of the 1973 U.S. Open. Koepka, however, suffered four consecutive bogeys down the stretch and finished with a 68.
Jim Furyk, who was raised in Lancaster, Pa., and has family in Pittsburgh, felt the love on Sunday. He shot the best round of the day, a 66, and finished second in the Open for the second straight time at Oakmont. Furyk had one bogey all day, on the 18th.
Ryder Cup watch
Ryder Cup vets Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson were not around for the final two rounds at Oakmont. There are now 102 days until Hazeltine.
• Defending U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth shot a 5-over 75 in the final round to finish at 9 over. That’s his worst finish in a major in which he’s made the cut since tying for 44th at the 2013 British Open.
• Andrew Landry, playing in the final group as the 624th-ranked player in the world, got a message from his father Sunday that read: “I have all the faith in the world you can do this. You’re just as good as the rest of those guys.” Landry finished tied for 15th.
• Jon Rahm, the No. 1- ranked amateur in the world from Arizona State, was the tournament’s low amateur, shooting 7 over. He was even par in the final round.
• Dustin Johnson averaged 23 yards longer off the tee than the rest of the field.
• Among the first to greet Johnson afterward was Jack Nicklaus, who won his first major at Oakmont in 1962. The gold medal for the winner is named after Nicklaus.
Par-4, 477-yard No. 9: Dustin Johnson took the lead for good with a birdie there and gained some breathing room when Shane Lowry made a bogey behind him.
Quote of the day
“ I’ve knocked on the door a bunch of times. To finally get that major win, it’s huge. It gets me a lot more confidence going into every major to know that I can win.”
— Dustin Johnson
British Open: July 14-17 at Royal Troon in Scotland.