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Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler were among a host of players who slammed the USGA on Twitter over the penalty received by Dustin Johnson in the final round of the US Open.

On the fifth green, Dustin Johnson lined up a putt but before he addressed the ball, it moved. The American called in a rules official, explained the situation and, backed by playing partner Lee Westwood and his caddie Billy Foster, was allowed to continue and make his par.

However, on the 12th tee, and with a two-shot lead over Shane Lowry, Johnson was spoken to by a rules official, who explained that the USGA were reviewing what happened. A one-shot penalty was the result, but a decision hadn’t been made on the matter, leaving the American unsure as to whether he would be receiving a penalty or not.

As a result, Twitter went into meltdown, with the game’s best players coming out in support of Johnson, spearheaded by McIlroy and Spieth.




So yeah, a lot of angry players out there.

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