Koepka seals US Open title with birdie blitz

Koepka seals US Open title with birdie blitz”

Matsuyama will rue one shot in his final round. Thinking here of Koepka and Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and Brian Harman, Hideki Matsuyama and Tommy Fleetwood. After his consecutive bogeys, he birdied on the long par-5 14th hole, and again at 16.

A guy considered a short-hitter made quite an impression on the longest course in U.S. Open history.

Brooks Koepka traveled around the world to find his game. This was, after all, his first time in major contention.

"That's probably one of the coolest things I've ever experienced and to do it on Father's Day it's pretty neat", Koepka said afterwards.

He never made the cut at the U.S. Open since turning pro in 2009 until this year.

Henderson won twice past year, taking the KPMG Women's PGA Championship for her first major, and successfully defending her title in the Cambia Portland Classic. Check and check As we have a new USA open champion. Your outlook on that depends on if you like your cup half full or half empty. Those strokes wouldn't have helped him catch Koepka (no one was catching Koepka), but a really strong week of sub-par golf should be a great sign for Snedeker moving forward in 2017.

Harman, playing in the final pairing immediately behind Koepka, then rolled in a 29-foot birdie putt on the third to join Koepka at the top of the leaderboard.

"He loves golf himself. So for me, I feel like I am trying to make up for some time lost", Harman said. He shot a 74 to finish at 7 over at Erin Hills, well off the lead. It was special for people to give me advice and saying to stick to what I've done.

As the front nine progressed, it looked increasingly as if it would come down to a question of who would blink first. "All in all, I suppose it's a pretty decent week", said Lowry. If I learned anything I learned you've got to put four good rounds together. Now, he says, "I don't even know what it was".

Koepka finished at 16-under 272, matching the lowest score to par first set by Rory McIlroy six years ago at Congressional. "I think they did a fantastic job".

Townsend added: "As a result, he was banned from playing contact sports and that's how he seriously got into golf".

He showed spunk after holding off Dustin Johnson at the Wells Fargo Championship in May, a victory that secured Harman a spot at Erin Hills.

"I struck the ball the same way I have been".

"I felt confident all week".

At 13-under on the 13th hole, Koepka was in the lead but still under plenty of pressure.

Putting while not facing the hole ✅.

"To be honest with you, it really was the par save on 13 that built some confidence", he said.

He started the day in the best possible way, birdieing the first two holes, and picked up another at the eighth as he went out in 33. On 11, the same thing.

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