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Brooks Koepka wins US Open title

Brooks Koepka wins US Open title

The flag commemorated the late Arnold Palmer's win at the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills.

Seven in a row have been claimed by first-time champions, with the conclusion to the 117th US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin emerging into a test of nerve for Brooks Koepka. He shot 5-under par and made only one bogey to finish at 16-under 272.

Koepka carded a closing 67 to finish 16 under par, matching the tournament scoring record set by Rory McIlroy at Congressional in 2011. Kite says "I don't anticipate this being a bloodletting". "And I'll win if I stay patient and just keep doing what I'm doing".

"I just hit a three-wood a touch left on 11, and I had to try and hit something out of the rough, and ended up in a tough spot behind the green", Fowler said. And to do it on Father's Day, it's pretty neat.

Following Koepka in second place was Hideki Matsuyama of Japan and Brian Harman of the United States at 12-under. I scrapped a little bit for it, but I felt fine.

"I'm proud of the way I hung in there today".

"That's probably the most emotion I've ever shown coming down the stretch", Koepka said.

Koepka's bogey on No. 10 evened their scores, but things unraveled for Harman when he bogeyed Nos.

He birdied the third hole to go to 13-under-par for the championship and then rattled off eight straight pars. One more good shot.' And that was kind of all we talked about all week. Another mid-range twisting birdie putt on the par-3 16th fell too, putting him a full four shots clear of the field and all but sealing the deal. "I've done it before, but he did it today".

Brooks Koepka is in position to win his first major title.

With strong winds buffeting the 7,721-yard layout at Erin Hills earlier in the day, Mother Nature had appeared poised to bite back after three days of benign conditions which led to a feast of low-scoring. He walks courses like he helped construct them.

Koepka is one of those players that the smart guys like to put in their fantasy league. And then he made birdie on the next hole.

Thomas failed to make a birdie on the front nine. He missed an 8-footer for par at No. 10, but a 9-footer at 13 dropped for par.

One of golf's biggest hitters, the 27-year-old also demonstrated a killer instinct along with a deft touch with the putter, rolling in a monster 41-foot birdie putt at the eighth.

Another birdie chance lipped out on the 12th as the tension mounted. It's not the longest hole and one that mitigated Koepka's distance advantage.

Koepka then turned the screw with a nerveless trio of birdies to seize the crown. Fowler started one shot out of the lead at the Masters this year and shot 76. Matsuyama's 66 was the best round of the day. I'm glad I qualified and was able to play. "Came up a little short", Matsuyama told reporters through an interpreter. He began the round six shots behind.

Justin Thomas, coming off his record-tying 63, and Tommy Fleetwood were starting to fade.

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