Dustin Johnson’s final day follies

DUSTIN JOHNSON’S NEAR MISSES IN THE MAJORS

2010 US OPEN AT PEBBLE BEACH

Johnson had a three-shot 54-hole lead over Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell, but he got off to a poor start on the final day and never recovered. Making a triple-bogey on the second and a double-bogey on the third his lead was gone in a matter of holes. He finished with an 82 as McDowell, who shot a four-over 74, won the tournament.

2010 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP AT WHISTLING STRAITS

In contention after second and third rounds of 68 and 67 Johnson managed to get into the lead late on the final day. With birdies at 16 and 17 he held a one-stroke advantage playing the last over Martin Kaymer and Bubba Watson. Then he pushed his drive to the 18th into a bunker, making what he thought was a bogey for a spot in a playoff with Kaymer and Johnson. But after completing his round Johnson was penalised two strokes for grounding his club in the bunker. His playoff spot was then rescinded, Kaymer ultimately winning the title.

2011 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP AT ROYAL ST GEORGE’S

On Sunday, Johnson trailed Darren Clarke by two shots coming to the par-5 14th hole. He opted to hit a two iron instead of a three wood after a perfect tee shot. His second shot went well right and he went on to make a double-bogey on the hole, which essentially sealed the win for Clarke.

2015 US OPEN AT CHAMBERS BAY

Starting the day in the final group with Australia’s Jason Day, Johnson was tied for the lead at four-under with Day, Jordan Spieth and Branden Grace. He turned in the lead after birdies at the par-four fourth and the par-five eighth before the nerves kicked in. Johnson made back-to-back bogeys at 10 and 11 and then at 13,only a double from Spieth on the 17th allowing him back into it. On the 18th Johnson had a 3.6 metre putt for eagle and the win but pushed it past and then missed the metre-long putt back up the hill to eventually lose by one shot to Spieth.

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