Koepka wins second straight US Open golf title

Koepka wins second straight US Open golf title

Then over the weekend, Brooks Koepka picked up the baton to polish off back-to-back U.S. Open titles - a feat that Woods never accomplished in his storied career. "But I knew that it was going to be that much more hard".

"It hasn't sunk in yet", Koepka said.

There is no doubt now, however, that Koepka is back, and he has proved his major mettle on the toughest test the US Open can offer. Fleetwood entered the clubhouse at 2-over par, and after both Koepka and Johnson bogeyed the 11th hole, Fleetwood's score looked strong enough to put him in contention for a playoff.

Organisers made a huge error with some of the pin positions on Saturday, not for the first time, and it made the course too hard. "Sometimes you feel like you are about to break..." At Shinnecock Hills for his first U.S. Open since 2015, he was just plain furious. He was outplayed by Ted Potter Jr.in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and by Brooks Koepka in the final round at Shinnecock Hills.

"It's much more gratifying the second time".

"I knew I was kind of in it teeing off, but you still have to get off to a good start, Fleetwood told ESPN reporter Nick Piettruszkiewicz".

Only one of them did, which is why Koepka is the U.S. Open champion. When I went on that run on the back nine I was just loving getting everybody going and roaring for me.

He got up and down for par at the 12th, and escaped with a par from deep rough at 14 before giving himself some breathing room with a birdie at the par-five 16th - where he stuck his third shot less than four feet from the pin.

Fleetwood, 27, was asked whether he thought his score might be good enough to win, in conditions that although demanding were not as hard as on Saturday.

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Johnson has 18 PGA TOUR victories, including the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont, but in winning on Sunday, Koepka now takes the lead in major championships won, two to one.

After four grinding days at Shinnecock Hills - which first hosted a US Open in the 19th century - it was Koepka who topped the leaderboard with a one-over par total.

This is now Koepka's second Major and sees him rise to number 4 in the world. I have been playing consistently without any really big results and this one came out of the blue a little bit with a great performance on Sunday but there are so many positives.

Using a TaylorMade Driver and woods, a Nike driving iron, Mizuno irons, and Titleist wedges, Koepka triumphed in just his fifth tournament since returning from a wrist injury which sidelined him from competition for the first part of the year. He's now just one shot off the lead.

Even if you don't hit your 9-iron 160 yards, you can take more control of your iron play with some of Koepka's tactics. He followed it up with a two-over 72, missing his third ever US Open cut by two shots.

As Dustin Johnson gave up a four-shot lead on his way to a seven-over 77 during round three, the USGA were hammered with criticism over the course set-up that undeniably favoured the morning starters. You guys were loud, I loved it.

The final round of the year's final major was the deadline to qualify for this year's Ryder Cup team, and Furyk now begins the process of narrowing the list of potential captain's picks.

Fleetwood, who eclipsed his fourth place at last year's US Open, took full advantage of the favourable set-up at the course on Long Island in the state of NY. Masters champion Reed had birdied five of his first seven holes but three bogeys in four holes from the ninth halted his momentum and he dropped another shot on the 18th. Ben Hogan won three straight that he played, missing in 1949 after almost getting killed when his vehicle struck a bus.

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