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Dustin Johnson handles US Open loss with a lot of class!

Dustin Johnson handles US Open loss with a lot of class!

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A baby in his arms, Dustin Johnson, knew his priorities, family, and then golf.  

Yes, it was a heartbreaking experience to three-putt the last green to lose the US Open, but Johnson has his life back together, and his child has made him realize that life is more important than a trophy.  I am sure that Dustin will get his Major Championship (or two) soon. In the meantime, he has his family.  Thanks to and Associated Press for this classy article.

Dustin Johnson handles US Open loss with a lot of class!

Dustin Johnson had his baby in his arms, a smile of sorts frozen on his face.

There would be plenty of time later to sort through the pain and the what-ifs. Still in shock from the events of a few moments earlier, he walked from the 18th green, holding little Tatum, with fiancee Paulina Gretzky lending a comforting hand on his back.

The U.S. Open would have been his had he made a 12-footer on the final green. An 18-hole playoff with Jordan Spieth would have been scheduled for Monday with a 3-footer coming back.

He missed both, and one of the most dramatic U.S. Opens ended in the worst way imaginable. The cruelest of games had dealt Johnson the cruelest of blows.

Instead of holding the Open trophy on the 18th green, he was looking for a quick exit from the chamber of horrors that was Chambers Bay. Instead of resting up for an 18-hole playoff on Monday, he was heading home wondering how it could have all gone wrong.

He tried to keep it in perspective the only way he knew how.

 “I’m proud of the way I played and I’m most proud of my family,” Johnson said outside the locker room. “So I did get to hold up my trophy at the end of the day, which is my son.”

That a long week at Chambers Bay ended on such a sour note wasn’t lost on Johnson. He skipped the trophy ceremony and didn’t come into the media center to answer questions, though he did spend some time signing autographs for kids before leaving.

To read more on Dustin Johnson’s great handling of his loss, check it out here.

Source:  Associated Press

Pictures: Associated Press  Secret in the Dirt

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