It will likely go down as the only time in U.S. Open history that a crowd lustily produced boos during the trophy presentation ceremony.
That was the strange electricity at Oakmont Country Club late on Sunday evening, one that you’d usually feel only in a massive stadium, with spectators 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.