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Monday, 20 June 2016
Dustin Johnson  (Getty Images)
Dustin Johnson (Getty Images)

SUNDAY JUNE 19, 2016 - US OPEN

DUSTIN JOHNSON

 • His third European Tour International Schedule victory in his 63rd European Tour event.

• Could move to third in the Official World Golf Ranking from sixth.

• His first European Tour victory since the 2015 WGC – Cadillac Championship.

• Wins in consecutive European Tour seasons for the first time during his career.

• Claims his first Major Championship in his 29th Major Championship appearance.

• This victory beats his previous Major Championship finishes of tied second in the 2011 Open Championship and 2015 U.S. Open.

• This victory comes in his ninth U.S. Open appearance.

• Continues with his wonderful recent U.S. Open form. Was tied fourth in 2014, tied second in 2015 and first in 2016. (Was also tied eighth in 2010).

• Ends his run of near misses in Major Championships. Prior to this triumph had been placed in the top ten on 11 occasions during his career in Majors.

• To highlight his consistency in recent Major Championships, claims his sixth top ten finish from his last eight Major Championships, dating back to the 2014 U.S. Open.

• The second consecutive American to win the U.S. Open, following Jordan Spieth in 2015.

• The first American to win the U.S. Open at Oakmont since Larry Nelson in 1983.

• Joins Tommy Armour (1927), Sam Parks Jnr (1935), Ben Hogan (1953), Jack Nicklaus (1962), Johnny Miller (1973), Larry Nelson (1983), Ernie Els (1994) and Angel Cabrera (2007), as players to win the U.S. Open at Oakmont.


OTHER FACTS

• Becomes the first American to win a Major Championship since Zach Johnson at the 2015 Open Championship.

• Becomes the fifth American winner of the U.S.Open since 2008. They are: Tiger Woods (2008), Lucas Glover (2009), Webb Simpson (2012), Jordan Spieth (2015) and Dustin Johnson (2016).

• The third consecutive first-time Major winner, following Jason Day (2015 US PGA Championship) and Danny Willett (2016 Masters Tournament).

• The first time there have been three consecutive first-time Major winners since Keegan Bradley (2011 US PGA Championship), Bubba Watson (2012 Masters Tournament) and Webb Simpson (2012 U.S. Open).

• Becomes the 17th different player to win a WGC event and now a Major Championship, having won the 2013 WGC – HSBC Champions and 2015 WGC – Cadillac Championship.

• His four shot final round recovery is the largest by a winner on the 2016 European Tour, beating the three of Marcus Fraser (Maybank Championship of Malaysia), Adam Scott (WGC – Cadillac Championship), Danny Willett (Masters Tournament), Jeunghun Wang (Trophée Hassan II) and Chris Wood (BMW PGA Championship).

• His four shot final round winning comeback is the largest at the U.S Open since Webb Simpson, came from four back to win the 2012. U.S Open.

• The second consecutive U.S. Open at Oakmont where the winner made up four shots in the final round. Angel Cabrera achieved this in 2007 and now Dustin Johnson in 2016.

• His four shot final round winning comeback is the largest in a Major Championship since Phil Mickelson made up five to win the 2013 Open Championship.

• Becomes the first player since Payne Stewart to finish runner-up in the U.S. Open and win the following year. Stewart was runner-up in 1998 and won 12 months later.

• Becomes the 205th American victory in European Tour history.

• Becomes the second American victory of the 2016 European Tour season. They are: Rickie Fowler (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship) and Dustin Johnson (U.S. Open).

• Gains a ten year exemption into the U.S Open.

• Gains a five year exemption into the Masters Tournament, Open Championship and US PGA Championship.

• Gains his 12th victory as a professional.

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