WATCH: Dustin's downhill stunner


By Keith Jackson

Last Updated: 15/06/18 7:58pm










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Watch as Dustin Johnson faces a tough two-putt for par at the seventh, only to see his slippery, downhill putt meander slowly into the hole for a stunning birdie!

Watch as Dustin Johnson faces a tough two-putt for par at the seventh, only to see his slippery, downhill putt meander slowly into the hole for a stunning birdie!

Dustin Johnson might be renowned for being one of the longest hitters in world golf, but he displayed a sublime touch with the putter as he took control of the US Open on day two.

The world No 1 was cruising around the treacherous Shinnecock Hills layout on day two and was two under for the day when he reached the par-three seventh – his 16th hole of the round.

Johnson's ball took almost 12 seconds to reach the hole at the seventh Johnson's ball took almost 12 seconds to reach the hole at the seventh

Johnson’s ball took almost 12 seconds to reach the hole at the seventh

Johnson was not happy with his tee shot as he left himself with a 45-foot putt straight down the slope towards the pin, making it a tough task to get down in two for par.

But the 2016 champion picked out his line and merely got his ball rolling, using the contours to perfection as his ball dropped into the front of the cup dead-weight – a journey that took 11.66 seconds from putter to hole!

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The unlikely birdie lifted the in-form American into a three-shot lead over the field, and Johnson was the only player among the early starters under par for the tournament with co-overnight leader Ian Poulter out late on the second day.

Watch the video above to see Johnson’s stunning touch with the putter on the seventh at Shinnecock …

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