Dustin Johnson survived a confusion-filled finish in Oakmont on Sunday to claim U.S. Open glory for the first time.
After appearing to cause a ball to move on the fifth hole of his final round, Johnson had a potential penalty looming over his head until the end of the final round in Pennsylvania.
But the 31-year-old American held his nerve, eventually claiming a three-stroke win over Shane Lowry, Scott Piercy and Jim Furyk for his first major title.
Lowry, ranked 41st in the world, was the overnight leader heading into the final round and had a good omen to go with it. Angel Cabrera, who won in 2007, was also the world number 41.
Tottenham star Harry Kane, who finished top-scorer in the Premier League in 2015-16, settled in for the final round ahead of England's Euro 2016 clash with Slovakia. His predictions were slightly off, however.
Security were out in force, including this accredited public safety officer.
Excuse me, I'm going to need to see your credential. pic.twitter.com/RuskbJrk1J-- PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 19, 2016
Big-hitting Dustin was in the mood early and closed in on the leading pack.
1,024-- The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) June 19, 2016
The combined distance of Dustin Johnson's first three drives (378, 313, 333).
He's now within two. pic.twitter.com/ftrm0agMRC
Lowry, meanwhile, continued to struggle as the round went on, seeing his chances of victory slip away.
Back-to-back bogeys for Lowry.-- PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 19, 2016
Dustin Johnson leads by 2. pic.twitter.com/a8yoa3ViUb
However, when news of a potential penalty to Johnson came to light, the world number two was not happy.
Lemme get this straight.. DJ doesn't address it. It's ruled that he didn't cause it to move. Now you tell him he may have? Now? This a joke?-- Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) June 19, 2016
But Johnson held his nerve, and Republican candidate for United States president Donald Trump believes it is the first of more success to come.
. @DJohnsonPGA We are so proud of you Dustin. Your reaction under pressure was amazing. First of many Majors. You are a true CHAMPION!-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2016
Happy Father's Day, Dustin!
Some great golf by @DJohnsonPGA all week, strong way to finish overcoming that rules farce. Happy Father's Day to DJ and all of you.-- Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 20, 2016