OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — The latest from the U.S. Open golf championship (all times local):
Stop if you’ve heard this one before.
There’s a familiar script playing out at the U.S. Open, where Dustin Johnson hasn’t made a bogey in 24 holes and is in a tie for the lead with little known Andrew Landry.
This time, Johnson can only hope the ending to the story is different.
A year ago, Johnson opened with a 65 to tie for the lead at the Open at Chambers Bay. He was still tied going into the last round, and went into the 18th hole needing a birdie to win.
Johnson hit his second shot on the par 5 to 15 feet, then shockingly three-putted to allow Jordan Spieth to escape with a win. It was the latest near-miss for a player many consider the best never to have won a major championship.
Johnson never got a chance to lead on Thursday at rain-soaked Oakmont. He teed off Friday morning, shot a 67, then promptly went back out for another round.
None of which matters, of course, unless he can finally close this one out and hoist the Open trophy on Sunday.
Amateur Scottie Scheffler quickly hit his last putt Thursday as the horn sounded to end play on a…