OAKMONT, Pa. — As if Dustin Johnson didn’t have enough to deal with.
His tragic past in major championships. Rugged Oakmont Country Club before him. Multiple challengers nipping at his golf shoes.
Then add a post-round meeting with U.S. Golf Association officials to discuss a possible penalty lingering in his head the final seven holes.
Despite everything, Johnson won his first major championship with a steady final-round 1-under-par 69 Sunday to finish at 4 under 276 in the 116th edition of the U.S. Open. Starting the final 18 holes four shots back, he made a birdie from 5 feet to cap his round. And despite being assessed a one-stroke penalty for something that happened three hours prior, Johnson toppled Jim Furyk, Scott Piercy and Shane Lowry by three shots.
“I knew I was swinging well, and I just kept thinking, it’s just me and the course. I’m playing against the course. I can’t control what anyone else does,” said Johnson, who had 11 top-10s in majors heading into Oakmont, including a painful runner-up finish last…