U.S. Open. Brooks Koepka Wins.

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Brooks Koepka wins the U.S. Open at Erin Hills Golf Course, his first Major trophy

Brooks Koepka pulled away from a crowded leaderboard with three straight birdies on the back nine Sunday at Erin Hills. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Brooks and his Major Trophy / getty

Brooks made birdie on  14, 15, and 16, in a final round of -5 under par 67, to win the U.S. Open with a -16 under par total, and a four shot winning margin;

Brooks started his late run by one-putting four consecutive holes to take a grip on the U.S. Open trophy. It started with a nine foot par save Putt at the par three 13th;

“The par save on 13, that built some confidence, that was kind of the changing point of the round for me.”

“I played really solid from the moment we got here on Monday and all the way through until today.”

 “The ball-striking was pretty solid, it had to be today, especially with the wind.”

“This golf course, you had to put the ball in the fairway and if you didn’t you really got penalized, just plain and simple.”

“What I’ve done this week is amazing,”

Hideki Matsuyama, Japan, -6 under 66 today, and Brian Harman, USA,  with a last round of even par 72 tied for second place, at -12 under par.

Brian mentioned the three consecutive birdies;

“He birdied 14, 15, 16, and that was kind of lights out.”

“He went and won the golf tournament on the back nine.”

“I just wish I would have been able to put a little more pressure on the course. I didn’t drive it as well as I would’ve liked.”

“I had an opportunity today and I didn’t get it done.”

Hideki said he needs more than two good rounds;

“I learned that I have to put four good rounds together.”

 “I played two good rounds, but it wasn’t enough.”

Tommy Fleetwood, England, finished on his own in fourth place at -11 under par, with a sad last round of even par 72;

“Obviously, Brooks dealt with it amazingly.”

“He’s proven for a long time how good he is. Now he’s done it in a major.”

P.S. Don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but apart from having similar names, Brooks and Brooke Henderson, from Canada, who won the Meijer LPG Classic today, both wore the same color shirt.

Meijer LPGA Classic

Brooke & Trophy

 

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