Mike Davis

Dustin Johnson survives controversial penalty to win U.S. Open

It will likely go down as the only time in U.S. Open history that a crowd lustily produced boos during the trophy presentation.

That was the strange electricity at Oakmont Country Club late Sunday evening — one that you'd usually only feel in a massive stadium, with fans edgy with elation and anger. On this day, there were thousands on Team D.J.

They were thrilled that Dustin Johnson had finally overcome his major championship woes with a stirring victory, while angry that he had to overcome the knowledge that a one-stroke penalty might greet him at the end of the round.

“Let ’em play!” someone yelled.

“Take back the penalty!” screamed another.

The U.S....