Brooks Koepka fired a final-round 67 Sunday at Erin Hills to win the United States Open and conclude his very first significant champion.
Koepka, 27, matched Rory McIlroy’s record for the most affordable gaining rating to par at a U.S. Open by completing at 16-under.
Tied for the lead with 6 holes to play, Koepka made an 8-foot par putt on the 13th hole. As Brian Harman started to fade, Koepka put it on with birdies over the next 3 holes, gently pumping his fist after every one.
His response was controlled, much like his buddy and in 2015’s U.S. Open champ, Dustin Johnson.
It topped rather a journey for the 27-year-old Floridian.
Without a card on any trip when Koepka left Florida State, he filled his passport with stamps from the most not likely stations in golf while playing the minors on the European Tour– Kazakhstan and Kenya, Portugal and India and throughout Europe.
It was at the United States Open 3 years earlier when Koepka connected for 4th that assisted make a PGA Tour card, and he powered his method from obscurity to his very first Ryder Cup group last fall and now a significant champ.
Harman’s opportunities ended with 2 straight bogeys, and a bogey on the par-5 18th hole provided him a 72 and a tie for 2nd at 12-under with Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, who closed with a 66. Matsuyama didn’t have to stay long. Koepka just could not miss out on.
Koepka likewise ended up being the 3rd American to win the United States Open after Dustin Johnson’s success at Oakmont in 2015 and Jordan Spieth’s win at Chambers Bay in 2015. The last time Americans won the United States Open in 3 straight years was 1998-2000 (Lee Janzen, Payne Stewart and Tiger Woods).
The Associated Press added to this report.