It was almost very dramatic.
Dustin Johnson was just inches away from forcing an 18-hole playoff at the U.S. Open on Sunday evening when his putt barely missed the hole. The shot, and the miss, gave Jordan Speith the victory at the Open, his second major victory this year.
Here’s how the shot looked:
Johnson’s approach was picture-perfect before the putt:
He put himself in a position to win 12-foot-4-inch putt for eagle. Then he missed that. He missed the next shot too. It cost Johnson the Open. It also cost him a good chunk of change.
Johnson told ESPN, “I really struggled getting it in the hole today. I didn’t think I was hitting bad putts, they just weren’t going in.” Meanwhile, Speith, who missed a putt of 15 feet 4 inches for eagle on hole 18, birdied on his final attempt and finished the weekend five-under-par.