Erin Hills gets positive reviews after US Open

Erin Hills gets positive reviews after US Open”

Koepka, who finished at 16-under 272, became the seventh straight first-time victor of a major championship, and it was the first time since 1998-2000 that Americans won their national championship three straight years.

His previous best U.S. Open finish was a tie for fourth in 2014.

Both failed by three shots to advance out of the second stage of qualifying school in Texas, leaving them with no status on any tour.

"I really should have made that up and down on 18", Koepka said.

"Yeah, no doubt. I thought it was a fantastic round of golf, given what we were dealing with to start the day", the fifth-ranked player in the world said.

One night in Scotland, he called his agent and wanted to come home, even though he was leading the tournament.

Brooks Koepka holds up the U.S. Open trophy after finishing 16-under at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis.

"So it was fun to play with some soft conditions, and at least be able to score, because typically at a U.S. Open you get your head beat in".

Hisako Higuchi, victor of the LPGA Championship in 1977, remains the only Japanese golfer to win a major championship on either the PGA or LPGA tours.

"To go over there, I think it helped me grow up a little bit and really figure out that, hey, play golf, get it done, and then you can really take this somewhere", he said.

2 His girlfriend, who was seen celebrating with him at Erin Hills, is actress Jena Sims who has been in films alongside the likes of Morgan Freeman, Robert DeNiro and Michael Douglas. "But can't complain the way I finished it off", Stricker said. It was an especially good day for Spieth considering how the wind picked up at Erin Hills. Koepka hit 88 per cent of fairways, which meant he kept it out of the fescue grass that did for McIlroy. "You saw the leaderboard this weekend going into today, it's a lot of new blood, young guys", Fowler said.

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He bogeyed the 12th and 13th holes. Hideki Matsuyama shot 66 but started too far back.

It was only fitting that Koepka left Erin Hills with yet another record matched or broken.

Thomas exploited soggy fairways and soft greens on Saturday to shoot a dazzling nine-under-par 63, the lowest to-par score for 18 holes in US Open history.

Koepka shot a 5-under 67 with six birdies and one bogey. "Even on the Challenge Tour, it's pretty cool", said Koepka.

Yes, both of them, neither to be mistaken with anything Tiger Woods has done over the years.

Koepka's victory, and before him Sergio Garcia at the U.S. Masters, show the folly of jumping on the bandwagon of whoever happens to be hot on any given week, or month.

Koepka, a member of last year's victorious USA Ryder Cup team last year, came to golf by accident - literally. Right before I won the final Challenge Tour event to get to the European Tour. "And I felt confident all week, so to feel as confident as I did on a Sunday of a Major and coming down the stretch was pretty neat". "It's one of those things". Rory McIlroy might have summed it up best, "not your typical US Open setup, but I'm a big fan". I would like to think that's not why I played how I did. "And I'll win if I stay patient and just keep doing what I'm doing".

Koepka is a native of West Palm Beach, Fla. who played collegiately at Florida State, but he took an unconventional route to the PGA Tour.

"It's insane to think that this is only his second win", Justin Thomas said.

"He's a great player and he's a great gentleman".

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