Brooks Koepka wins 117th US Open

Lynette Rowe
June 19, 2017

If you were taking one of those childhood tests to figure out which item doesn't belong, Koepka would have been that item when talking about the golfing mecca of Jupiter, Fla.

"It's fun to be out here and play under the most brutal conditions you can play under", Putnam said.

"I needed something to go in and see that to build momentum off it, and just carried that over", Koepka said.

"We had a big conversation at the end of past year, and he didn't like it", Harmon said this week. You're the king of social media, and you're all over these Snapchats and all these things. "This wind is now light compared to the beginning of the day, but that's what you get for playing a poor first few rounds". It was special for people to give me advice and saying to stick to what I've done.

What is fair, however, is a critical assessment of Fowler's golf game.

Like Harman, Thomas couldn't match Koepka's final-round mastery, which came on Father's Day.

Henderson won twice previous year, taking the KPMG Women's PGA Championship for her first major, and successfully defending her title in the Cambia Portland Classic.

Playing her sixth career tour event, Jaengkit earned $19,500 to jump from 131st to 16th on the money list with $20,276. There were 133 sub-par rounds, nine more than the previous record in that 1990 U.S. Open. I'll argue it should have been.

Four U.S. Olympians were competing in the tournament, and among them, Rickie Fowler had the highest finish. And then my expectations were lowered on the greens given the conditions. On Thursday, that's exactly what happened.

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What he did looked awfully familiar Sunday at Erin Hills, minus any mess involving the rules. If he had followed it up with anything in the 60s, it would have been hard for anyone to catch him. That was a big plus for me.

With the past six majors going to players who have never won a major before, there is a good chance that run could be extended.

This wasn't 2014, when Folwer contended in all four majors but got beaten by Martin Kaymer in the U.S. Open, and then twice by Rory McIlroy in the Open Championship and PGA Championship.

Fans lining the fairways at Erin Hills let players know when a long wedge shot to the green meets approval.

Instead, he essentially spent the next three days losing ground. But this one felt different.

Li Haotong made a small piece of history by surviving the halfway cut at the US Open, but closed out a frustrating third round with a quadruple-bogey at the par-5 18th on Saturday. His reaction was subdued, just like his close friend and last year's U.S. Open champion, Dustin Johnson. "I think that's been the consensus from everyone", Spieth said Sunday. He seemed pleased to have snuck into the top-5.

"That was kind of the changing point of the round for me". I think Tiger [Woods] had the best winning percentage of all time at 30 percent, and you're lucky to even sniff close to 10 [percent]. But he said the wind wreaked havoc with his putts, blowing them off line and putting him in spots where "getting kind of the right gust at the right time was kind of key".

Still, the word most used by the competitors to describe the course was fair. I'm a big ball striker. Eventually it became a huge burden to bear. A day after making nine birdies and an eagle, he made one birdie.

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