SHEBOYGAN, Wisconsin (AP) â€” Dustin Johnson was 7 feet away from winning the PGA Championship. Minutes later, he was given a two-shot penalty for grounding his club in a bunker and missed a playoff at Whistling Straits.
Bubba Watson and Martin Kaymer of Germany headed for the 10th hole to start the three-hole playoff without him.
In the most bizarre ruling at a major since Roberto de Vicenzo's scorecard gaffe in the 1968 Masters, Johnson was penalized for grounding his club in a bunker along the 18th fairway.
Johnson, who had a one-shot lead on the 18th hole, made a bogey on the final hole for a 71 and 11-under total. The penalty turned that into a 73 and pushed him back to fifth.