Johnson wins US Open for his first major title

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Dustin Johnson of the United States reacts after saving par on the 17th green during the final round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on Sunday in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

OAKMONT, Pa. – Dustin Johnson has won the U.S. Open.

Johnson took his first major championship in style, lacing a 6-iron to 5 feet on the 18th hole and making the putt for a final birdie. He made moot any possible penalty by the USGA for his ball moving on the fifth green.

Johnson had a history of 18th hole disappoints in major tournaments, beginning with the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in 2010 when he was penalized a shot on the last hole for grounding his club in a hazard.

He also three-putted last year on the final green to allow Jordan Spieth to win the Open at Chambers Bay

There was no doubt this time as he erased a four-shot lead to beat third-round leader Shane Lowry and others at Oakmont Country Club.