Johnson eyes second US Open title

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2020 US Open 


Japan Golf Tour
European Tour   
Winged Foot Golf Club 
Mamaroneck, New York, USA 
17-20 September 2020 
Dustin Johnson will be looking to clinch his second US Open title when he competes at the Winged Foot Golf Club this week (17-20 September).
The American star has had a successful year having won the Travelers Championship, The Northern Trust and Tour Championship. 
Johnson has recently been voted the 2020 PGA Tour Player of the Year for the second time in his career and he is sitting at the top of the Official World Golf Rankings.
Jim Furyk in action
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The 36-year-old won the US Open to claim his first major title in June 2016 in his 29th major appearance.
However, his win was shrouded in controversy as Johnson was given a one-shot penalty after his final round had finished due to an incident on the fifth green. 
As Johnson prepared to address the ball for a par putt, his ball moved slightly and he stepped away saying that he had not addressed the ball.

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After the South Carolina-born golfer spoke to an on-site rules official he was told to carry on with his shot which he successfully putted.
Johnson ended up winning by three strokes ahead of Shane Lowry, Scott Piercy and Jim Furyk.
Paul McGinley in action
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2014 Ryder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley believes that Johnson is the favourite heading into this year's US Open.
"His competitiveness has been questioned by many people on many occasions and there's no doubt he's let opportunities slip in the past and dropped the ball on occasions," McGinley told Sky Sports.
"But he's also a prolific winner. He had two guys chasing him down in Atlanta and both Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele got off to good starts, 
"But Dustin matched them and kept his nose in front. Hopefully, that will give him another boost in confidence because there's no doubt he's the clear favourite now for the US Open next week.
The 2020 US Open offers a $12.5 million purse with a winner's share of $2.25 million.

Last five US Open winners

2015 - Jordan Spieth- USA 
2016 - Dustin Johnson - USA 
2017 - Brooks Koepka - USA 
2018 - Brooks Koepka - USA
2019 - Gary Woodland - USA 

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Published: 09/17/2020