The Zimbabwean had started off well with a second place finish on the opening day of play before slipping to 10th on the second day and 21st on the third day before moving to 28th overally.
After starting off with an impressive two under par 68, De Jonge disappointed on the last day after hitting 79 which saw him end up with a total score of 287 tied with former world number one Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell, Daniel Berger, Kenny Perry, Chris Kirk, and Victor Dubuisson.
In four days, De Jonge hit 68, 70, 73, and 76. Germany’s Martin Keymar won US Open and becomes the first player in tournament’s history to lead from the first day until the last day of competition. This was Keymar’s first US Open title and his second major championship in his career.
Keymar finished on nine undar-par 271 to win the title by eight strokes over Eric Compton and place Rick Fowler who could manage a total score of 279 on the last day of the four day US Open. Keymar opened up with a superb 65, before following up with another 65, 72, and 69.
Defending champion Justine Rose was tied for 12th place with a total score of 283. Focus now shifts to the Travellers Championship which runs from Thursday this week.Post published in: Golf