Dustin Johnson overcomes controversial penalty to win US Open

, 11:12 AM IST

Johannesburg: American golfer Dustin Johnson has ended his long wait for a major championship by winning the 116th US Open on a dramatic day at Oakmont Country Club.

The 31-year-old, who was trailing overnight leader Shane Lowry by four strokes coming into the final round, posted a one-under par 69 in the deciding round to win by three shots, Sport24 reported.

Despite being informed that he could face a one-shot penalty after his ball had moved on the fifth green, Johnson came out with flying colours with an 18th hole birdie.

A penalty stroke was eventually added to Johnson’s score although he emerged unscathed, winning by three shots from Lowry.

Fellow Americans Jim Furyk and Scott Piercy along with Lowry finished in a tie for second. (ANI)