Brooks Koepka wins US Open title after record week

One man who managed to keep his score down was Brooks Koepka, and it won him the U.S. Open.

ERIN, Wis. - Brooks Koepka received a short piece of advice from a valuable source on the eve of the final round at the U.S. Open.

"If you had told me I was going to shoot 12-under this year at the U.S. Open and not win, I would have taken that bet for sure, " Harman said.

Tom Kite looks back on windy final round in 1992 at Pebble Beach.

Brooks Koepka walked up to the eighteenth tee on Sunday afternoon with a comfortable lead over his nearest challenger, Brian Harman. But the low scoring went much deeper than that.

By the time Matsuyama - six behind at the start of the final round - rolled in his eighth birdie of the day on the 18th, he was just one adrift of Koepka, who had five holes still to complete.

His 16-under par total ties the all-time U.S. Open record, set by Rory McIlroy in 2011.

The American fired a five-under 67 in the final round at Erin Hills to secure a four-stroke victory over Hideki Matsuyama and Brian Harman.

Harman's chances ended with two straight bogeys, and a bogey on the par-5 18th hole gave him a 72.

"It was a long phone call for us", Koepka said. He used the pivotal stretch to pull away and finish the championships at 16-under 272.

"It's definitely a special moment", Koepka said shortly after completing his final round of 5-under-par 67. The first couple of holes made a couple of bogeys and felt I rushed. "And I built a lot of confidence off of that".

He became both a 27-year-old U.S. Open champion and the latest of golf's enviably young headliners. Play the same, too.

"It's going to be a really cool day for someone tomorrow", the world number nine said. "He's been very unnoticed and maybe not respected as much as he should have for his record. And it's no surprise". And then 4, my ball was three inches from the hole, and it completely stopped and rolled back four and a half feet.

Except it was a different kind of Sunday. His round of 66 was over almost 90 minutes before Koepka strolled to the 18th green, with the tournament all but wrapped up.

"I learned a lot this week", he said.

Other than him, nobody made a charge.

Justin Thomas, the hero of the third round after a record-breaking nine-under-par 63, saw his challenge wilt with a three-over-par 75. Junior Amateur. On Sunday, he picked up his sixth top-10 finish and third top-3 finish since joining the PGA Tour in 2012.

Q. There were only two guys that shot a lower score in a U.S. Open than you ever.

That doesn't sound like the U.S. Open. But the fairways were generous and the wind that serves as the course's best defense didn't kick up until the end.

It all came together this week for the talented Koepka, who said he practiced patience and it paid off.

Asked about the low point, he said it came one night in Scotland when he called his agent and said he wanted to come home.

"The way I felt Saturday and Sunday, you never quite know how you will react and it was all new". "I just couldn't stand the fact that I'd only won once".

"I'd won once on the PGA Tour, once on the European Tour". Still, Koepka's low-key, understated style - mildly pumping his first after his birdies - may not offer the sizzle some in golf want in their next star.

Their scores - 13-under, 12-under, 11-under, and a trio of 10-under's - would have won every U.S. Open contested, save three.

He hit a good putt on No. 2 that got caught the left edge of the cup and spun out, and settled for bogey.

Related News:

  • Scalise undergoes surgery Saturday, shows 'signs of improvement'

    Scalise undergoes surgery Saturday, shows 'signs of improvement'

    Mo Brooks of Alabama, Jeff Duncan of SC and Trent Franks of Arizona were on the list, according to the Times and the Daily Caller. The Republican congressmen were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game when a lone gunman opened fire, hitting Rep.

    Two areas to watch for tropical development

    Although it will not rain all day, it will definitely look gloomier and wetter with the moisture passing through. Anyone planning on making a trip to the Alabama coast next week should pay close attention to this system.
    'Outraged' Cristiano Ronaldo puts Manchester United on red alert

    'Outraged' Cristiano Ronaldo puts Manchester United on red alert

    Paris Saint Germain are big-time admirers of Ronaldo as they have tried luring him to the Parc des Princes from Madrid severally. The 26-year-old told the official website of the Confederations Cup: "It goes without saying that he's a great player".
  • Brexit : Britain eyes deal 'like no other in history'

    Brexit Secretary David Davis will officially sit down with his European Union counterpart Michel Barnier later this morning. Mr Johnson is in Luxembourg today taking part in a meeting of European Union foreign affairs ministers about terrorism.
    US Open golf won by Brooks Koepka in record-matching score

    US Open golf won by Brooks Koepka in record-matching score

    Koepka's victory comes in perhaps the most prestigious tournament on the tour and the biggest of all the major championships. Koepka raced through the opening two holes and birdied both as be put immediate pressure on overnight leader Brian Harman .

    Deadly north London incident near mosque a 'terrorist attack': Mayor Khan

    The leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn , said he was " totally shocked ". "There has been one person arrested". A group of men huddled together to condemn the "terror attack " outside the mosque , where people had been engaging in Ramadan .
  • London van incident is 'potential terrorist attack': PM

    London van incident is 'potential terrorist attack': PM

    Muslims now are observing Ramadan , during which they fast from dawn to dusk and engage in intense prayer and feast at sundown. A group of Muslim men were praying on the pavement nearby. "I just hope they did", witness Cynthia Vanzella wrote on Twitter .

    Trump not under investigation in Russia probe, his lawyer says

    Last week, Trump sent a tweet referring to being the victim of a "witch hunt". The statement comes even though Trump himself has suggested that he is.

    Ward wants bout with Joshua after controversial win

    The first fight was very close and those who believed Sergey deserved the nod present a clear case. "I don't like this guy". Rigondeaux and Flores were trading punches when the bell rang to end the first round and both threw after the bell.
  • Angry Trump decries witch hunt against him

    Schiff said he wants the White House to acknowledge the tapes or make clear there are no tapes and "it was an idle threat". Angus King of ME , an independent who caucuses with the Democrats.
    Trump attorney: President not 'under investigation for obstruction'

    Trump attorney: President not 'under investigation for obstruction'

    Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally, said the tweet has not helped clear the air around the Russian Federation probe. "As James Comey says in his testimony. the president was not the target of investigation on three different occasions".

    Brooks Koepka lifts maiden major title at US Open

    Harman, who had begun the day in a four-way tie for the lead, carded a five-under-par 67 which included six birdies and one bogey. Erin Hills , an 11-year-old course shaped out of Wisconsin pastureland, didn't put up much of a fight without much wind.


Most liked

CT2017: Pakistan rewrite record books as it march into finals
All people were saying it's modern-day cricket and all that, so we're trying to adjust to this way. However I said nothing about match-fixing or any other foul play - my statement was misunderstood.

At Least 65 People Missing in London Fire
At least 30 people were killed in Wednesday's inferno, which left Grenfell Tower a charred hulk. "So that 58 would include that 30", the spokesman said Saturday.

Draymond Green vs. LeBron James: Who will get the last word?
That's not going to happen. "There is nobody having more fun than me", Warriors owner Joe Lacob said. Fifteen freaking years this guy's been working on this autograph.

Trump's personal attorney says president not under any investigation
Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein has replaced Attorney-General Jeff Sessions as head of the Russia-Trump probe. Rubio sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting its own probe into Russian election meddling.

It´s very confusing - Santos bemused by VAR after Portugal draw
Fernando Santos does count with a very talented squad with the attack being the focal point of the team . Cedric Soares' 86th-minute shot was deflected in, but Hector Moreno snatched a point in the 91st minute.

FIFA Confederations Cup: Late goals hand Chile winning start against Cameroon
These two players are some of the best in the world and it looks likely that they will lead their team well in this game. Ondoa had to palm away a Jose Fuenzalida shot two minutes later as Chile took firm control.

Former Georgia golfer Brian Harman finishes T-2nd at 2017 US Open
Just the qualifier itself was a huge thing for me just that I made it was a relief that I wanted to be here so bad. It gives you a good grounding, I think", said England's Tommy Fleetwood , his playing partner Sunday.

Scott Pruitt Leaves G7 Climate Meeting More Than A Day Early
The U.S. did, however, promise to continue efforts to reduce pollution and promote energy efficiency, and Mr. On June 1, President Donald Trump announced the United States is pulling out of the Paris climate accord.

Congressional Baseball Game Ticket Sales Topped Half The MLB
The shooting at a republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia is hitting a southern IL congressman hard. Steve Scalise's condition when he arrived at the hospital was "as critical as it could be".

Draymond Green: Bob Myers doesn't get the credit he deserves
And in "96, when Jordan was retired, the Rockets joined Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler all on the same team". But Green also couldn't resist firing off a comeback of his own inspired by James' new look, a cleanly shaven head.

Koepka claims first major title by taming Erin Hills
Only two players in 116 previous editions - Tiger Woods in 2000 and McIlroy in 2011 - had finished under par in double digits. Open through a qualifier in England, and his tie for fourth at Pinehurst No. 2 helped him earn a card on the PGA Tour .

Sebastian Vettel 'a bit unfortunate' with opening lap contact
Lewis Hamilton took a sixth Canadian Grand Prix victory Sunday to close the gap on Sebastian Vettel in the Formula 1 world championship race.

Van rams pedestrians near London mosque
During that event, a vehicle killed multiple pedestrians before attackers entered a nearby restaurant and began stabbing people. Muslims now are observing Ramadan, during which they fast from dawn to dusk and engage in intense prayer and feast at sundown.

Mike Sullivan says Matt Murray will start for Penguins
"It's wonderful ", said Rinne , who was sensational in Games 3 and 4 in Nashville , helping the Predators even the series. This has allowed the Nashville Predators to even the series going into Game 5. "I know it's a nasty hole to be in".

Pedestrians struck by vehicle in London; police report several casualties
London Metropolitan Police have provided few other details thus far, except that "there has been one person arrested". British Prime Minister, Teresa May said she would chair an emergency response meeting later on Monday morning.