| In Focus
A pictorial review of the last 30 days from around the world.
Dustin Johnson led the U.S. Open after every day but the one that counts. He shot an even-par 70 on Sunday to fail in his quest for a second major championship victory. He watched from feet away as playing partner Brooks Koepka leapfrogged him with a one-over tournament to become the first repeat winner of the U.S. Open since Curtis Strange did it in 1988 and ’89.
While Johnson had needed only 53 putts to tour Shinnecock Hills’ undulating greens in the first two rounds, on Saturday it took him 38 putts to complete his round. On Sunday, he had birdie putts at the 3rd and 6th but missed both. And then had par putts at the 7th, 11th, 14th and 17th but missed them all. The USGA calculates that he conceded 2.24 putting strokes. He lost the U.S. Open by two.
‘I played fine, I just didn’t hole the putts,’ Johnson said at his locker. ‘That was kind of the difference of me winning, or really at least having a chance to win.’