Dustin Johnson’s win in the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in June is the subject of a one-hour special that will air on the FOX television network at 3 p.m. Thursday.
The film “2016 U.S. Open: DJ’s Major Redemption,” has been produced by the United States Golf Association and FOX Sports and will be the lead-in to the nationally-televised Thanksgiving Day NFL game featuring the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.
Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Andre Braugher, the film chronicles the Coastal Carolina University alumnus’ journey to the thrilling conclusion of his first major title in his 29th career major appearance.
Johnson had a number of close calls in his previous majors, including a runner-up finish by one stroke to Jordan Spieth in the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, where Johnson three-putted the final green from 15 feet.
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Johnson’s win featured the added drama on the back nine of a pending penalty stroke that was ultimately assessed by the USGA for Johnson’s ball moving on a green early in the round after he had grounded his putter behind the ball.
Candid interviews of Johnson, co-runner-up Shane Lowry and underdog Andrew Landry, who held the first-round lead and contended into the final round, take viewers behind the scenes and are complemented by commentary from FOX Sports’ Shane Bacon, Brad Faxon, Scott McCarron and two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange.
The special will re-air an additional seven times through Dec. 27 on either FOX Sports 1 (FS1) or FS2, including twice on Christmas Day. Exclusive content will also be available on the USGA’s social channels @usopengolf on Twitter and facebook.com/usopen.