PEBBLE BEACH, CA (AP) - Dustin Johnson learned holding the 54-hole lead in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach isn't the best position to be in.
Much like Gil Morgan 18 years ago, Johnson collapsed on Sunday in the final round of the Open. Morgan held the lead going to the final day in 1992, only to shoot an 81 while Tom Kite played flawless to win his only major championship.
Johnson may be remembered in the same way as Morgan. On the verge of becoming the new master of Pebble Beach after consecutive wins in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Johnson finished with an 82. His day included a triple bogey on No. 2, a double at the third and a bogey at four and seven. His three-shot lead from Saturday night was gone by the time he reached the fourth tee.