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2016 US Open results: Shane Lowry on the short end of Dustin Johnson's victory

The Irishman had a four-stroke lead entering the final round.

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OAKMONT, Penn. -- Dustin Johnson's done it, and it happened at Shane Lowry's expense.

After Johnson lost last year's US Open with a 72nd-hole three-putt, he stormed back from a four-shot deficit on Sunday at Oakmont Country Club to win the 116th national championship. Johnson took command as his round wore on and overcame some rules-related mental trickery to put away the field.

Johnson hit a brilliant approach shot on the 18th hole Sunday that served as an exclamation point on his first major victory, setting up a closing birdie. He shot a final-round 69 after a late penalty stroke assessment that, fortunately, didn't matter at all.

His comeback came at the expense of Irishman Shane Lowry, the golfer who entered the round up four strokes. It has to be a devastating blow for Lowry, who'd made himself into the clear-cut favorite after Saturday. Lowry shot his worst round of the tournament, a 6-over 76, and finished three strokes behind the man he'd led by four.

USGA indecision over the status of Johnson's par putt on the 5th green marred the end of the tournament. Johnson's ball moved slightly while he prepared to sink his putt, but he didn't face any penalty at the time and was only told on the 12th green that the USGA was weighing – but hadn't decided on – adding a stroke to his score. Other top professionals ripped the governing body for what they perceived as unfair treatment of Johnson.

All weekend, Oakmont laid low some of the world's best players. Jason Day struggled badly in the first round, and his late charge on Sunday ended when he required three shots to get from a bunker to the green on No. 17 and made double-bogey. Rory McIlroy missed the cut at 8-over, and Rickie Fowler missed it at 11-over. Phil Mickelson's US Open futility rolled on with a 7-over missed cut. Justin Rose, Luke Donald and Patrick Reed all missed out, too.

Oakmont was often torturous. The course played softly and receptively on Friday, after rain soaked the grounds overnight Wednesday and then for most of the day Thursday. That allowed players to score low in the second and third rounds on Friday, but the course firmed up and got harder on Sunday.

Long-shot Andrew Landry played in the final group on Sunday with Lowry and fell out of contention immediately, shooting a brutal front-nine 42. Lee Westwood did roughly the same, shooting 80 and wrapping the championship at 8-over. Sergio Garcia was in the hunt late, but a brutal bunker lie on No. 15 ended his title hopes.

Here's the final leaderboard from Oakmont:

Position Player Score Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
1 Dustin Johnson -4 67 69 71 69 276
T2 Jim Furyk -1 71 68 74 66 279
T2 Scott Piercy -1 68 70 72 69 279
T2 Shane Lowry -1 68 70 65 76 279
T5 Sergio Garcia E 68 70 72 70 280
T5 Branden Grace E 73 70 66 71 280
7 Kevin Na 1 75 68 69 69 281
T8 Jason Dufner 2 73 71 68 70 282
T8 Zach Johnson 2 71 69 71 71 282
T8 Jason Day 2 76 69 66 71 282
T8 Daniel Summerhays 2 74 65 69 74 282
12 David Lingmerth 3 72 69 75 67 283
T13 Brooks Koepka 4 75 69 72 68 284
T13 Kevin Streelman 4 69 74 69 72 284
T15 Brendan Steele 5 71 71 70 73 285
T15 Bryson DeChambeau 5 71 70 70 74 285
T15 Andrew Landry 5 66 71 70 78 285
T18 Marc Leishman 6 71 69 77 69 286
T18 Graeme McDowell 6 72 71 71 72 286
T18 Gregory Bourdy 6 71 67 75 73 286
T18 Adam Scott 6 71 69 72 74 286
T18 Sung-hoon Kang 6 70 72 70 74 286
T23 Jon Rahm 7 76 69 72 70 287
T23 Byeong-Hun An 7 74 70 73 70 287
T23 Chris Wood 7 75 70 71 71 287
T23 Andy Sullivan 7 71 68 75 73 287
T23 Russell Knox 7 70 71 73 73 287
T23 Louis Oosthuizen 7 75 65 74 73 287
T23 Yusaku Miyazato 7 73 69 71 74 287
T23 Charl Schwartzel 7 76 68 69 74 287
T23 Derek Fathauer 7 73 69 70 75 287
T32 Ryan Moore 8 74 72 72 70 288
T32 Justin Thomas 8 73 69 73 73 288
T32 Rafael Cabrera Bello 8 74 70 69 75 288
T32 Billy Horschel 8 72 74 66 76 288
T32 Lee Westwood 8 67 72 69 80 288
T37 Angel Cabrera 9 70 76 72 71 289
T37 Martin Kaymer 9 73 73 72 71 289
T37 Danny Willett 9 75 70 73 71 289
T37 Charley Hoffman 9 72 74 70 73 289
T37 Rob Oppenheim 9 72 72 72 73 289
T37 Jason Kokrak 9 71 70 74 74 289
T37 Jordan Spieth 9 72 72 70 75 289
T37 Harris English 9 70 71 72 76 289
T37 Daniel Berger 9 70 72 70 77 289
T46 Matteo Manassero 10 76 70 71 73 290
T46 Matt Kuchar 10 71 72 71 76 290
T46 Patrick Rodgers 10 73 72 68 77 290
T49 James Hahn 11 73 71 75 72 291
T49 Kevin Kisner 11 73 71 71 76 291
T51 Hideto Tanihara 12 70 76 74 72 292
T51 Bill Haas 12 76 69 73 74 292
T51 Bubba Watson 12 69 76 72 75 292
T54 Matthew Fitzpatrick 13 73 70 79 71 293
T54 Andrew Johnston 13 75 69 75 74 293
T54 Emiliano Grillo 13 73 70 75 75 293
T57 Danny Lee 14 69 77 74 74 294
T57 Lee Slattery 14 72 68 78 76 294
T59 Brandon Harkins 15 71 74 73 77 295
T59 Cameron Smith 15 71 75 70 79 295
T61 Tim Wilkinson 16 71 75 75 75 296
T61 Matt Marshall 16 72 73 75 76 296
63 Romain Wattel 17 71 75 75 76 297
64 Chase Parker 18 75 70 72 81 298
T65 Ethan Tracy 19 73 70 79 77 299
T65 Spencer Levin 19 73 72 77 77 299
67 Justin Hicks 24 73 72 78 81 304

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