Brooks Koepka wins second straight U.S. Open

Zach Johnson on U.S. Open Saturday'They've lost the golf course
		Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

"Koepka's one fescue shot away from not winning", he said just before the eventual victor birdied the 16th, a 616-yard par 5.

A year after shooting 16 under to win at Erin Hills by four strokes, Koepka repeated in the challenging conditions at Shinnecock.

It's a second shot golf course and the greens are much smaller in play than they look.

Indeed, Fleetwood, the 27-year-old from Southport, could have set up an exclusive US Open club of his very own.

Fleetwood's score equalled the lowest ever recorded in the US Open and was just one outside the all-time major record of 62 set by Branden Grace in last year's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Little did he know it was also ultimately be for a spot in a playoff. Koepka, with a final score of +1, became the seventh player in PGA Tour history to win back-to-back U.S. Open Championships.

Koepka closed with a two-under-par 68 to top the leaderboard at one over and deny Fleetwood a first major title.

"Through the first 11 holes, I didn't really feel like I missed a golf shot", Reed said.

Just one stroke ahead of the cut line after 36 holes, Berger parlayed an early tee time into a 4-under 66 on Saturday to improve to 3 over for the tournament — still seven strokes behind second-round leader Dustin Johnson as he began his round.

Colbert Dissects The ‘Not So Hidden’ Message Melania Trump’s Jacket Conveyed
It has already sold out, with sales being pledged to a refugee and immigrant support service based in Texas . She stated that she "hates to see children separated from their families". "This was 100 percent her idea".

After admitting they went "too far" with their course set-up for round three, USGA officials had applied "appropriate levels" of water to the greens at Shinnecock Hills on Saturday night and Sunday morning, as well as selecting some more favourable pin positions. His 122-yard approach settled just three feet from the pin, giving him a smooth shot at a birdie.

In the end the miss would leave him as the sixth player to shoot 63 in America's national championship and leave him at 2-over 282.

Playing with world no. 1 and best friend Dustin Johnson, Koepka played a steady, often brilliant round. "I made three birdies today and they felt like eagles".

He would actually make five birdies in the opening seven holes and have the galleries in hysterics with his U.S. themed attire and thunderbolt play. Then perfectly competent iron shots started rolling off greens, and barely-struck putts ran for days, and golfers wanted to snap their putters with their teeth. "Once I made a few birdies, I knew I had a chance to get back in it and show what I could do".

All Fleetwood could do after finishing was enjoy his first Father's Day and watch his peers tackle the back nine at a somewhat benign Shinnecock.

"We can't forget about the back nine he had on Friday, including birdieing four out of five holes".

To call the U.S. Open a fiasco this year would be kind.

$217,373: What Tony Finau's last hole cost him. Fowler was 19 shots better than his 84 in the third round, the highest score in his U.S. Open career. Anderson won a record three in a row from 1903-1905, so Koepka has that to shoot for at Pebble Beach in 2019. There definitely will be one more major at least.

Related News:

  • Honda hits late Japan leveller to blow World Cup group wide open

    Honda hits late Japan leveller to blow World Cup group wide open

    But Japan didn't waste time to get back into it, scoring 20 minutes later off a fine finish from Takashi Inui. The resulting red card saw Japan go a goal ahead and gain a man advantage for 87 minutes.
    Prince Louis' Christening Date Announced By Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge

    Prince Louis' Christening Date Announced By Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge

    Prince George's christening took place in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace in October 2013, five months after he was born. Kensington Palace recently announced that the newborn will be baptised on July 9.
    Iran rebuffs Trump's call for OPEC to increase oil output

    Iran rebuffs Trump's call for OPEC to increase oil output

    Benchmark 10-year notes last rose 1/32 in price to yield 2.9205 percent, from 2.924 percent late on Friday. US crude's discount to Brent WTCLc1-LCOc1 widened to as much as $9.75 a barrel, after narrowing on Friday.
  • North Korea still an unusual and extraordinary threat, says Donald Trump

    North Korea still an unusual and extraordinary threat, says Donald Trump

    The agency previously said that North Korea has informed officials they have many as 200 sets of US remains from the Korean War . Close to 7,700 US troops remain unaccounted for from the Korean War, and about 5,300 of those were lost in North Korea.
    Brazil beats Costa Rica in tense encounter

    Brazil beats Costa Rica in tense encounter

    "It's not normal to cry in the second game of a World Cup ", Brazil's biggest newspaper, O Globo, said. Brazil only managed a 1-1 tie against Switzerland in the country's first game of the 2018 tournament.
    Banned Blatter arrives in Russian Federation  for World Cup

    Banned Blatter arrives in Russian Federation for World Cup

    Blatter was seen arriving at the St Regis Hotel in central Moscow on Wednesday, shortly after watching Portugal play. Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures during an interview with Reuters in Zurich, Switzerland April 10, 2018.
  • OPEC on tightrope as output target talks prompt clash

    OPEC on tightrope as output target talks prompt clash

    Russian Federation has been voicing the decision for an output increase months before the Friday meeting. Crude oil price in India surged from $50.57 bbl in May a year ago to $75.31 bbl this May.
    House GOP immigration compromise teeters ahead of votes

    House GOP immigration compromise teeters ahead of votes

    Under the bill, children under age 18 would be kept with their families in residential centers during legal proceedings. Democrats "are conflicted", he said, because they "like the narrative" of blaming Trump for separating families.
    EU Withdrawal Bill debate: Day 1

    EU Withdrawal Bill debate: Day 1

    Theresa May would have to get approval from Parliament before beginning negotiations on the UK's future relationship with the EU. MPs are set to stage an audacious power grab on Tuesday which could completely change the Government's Brexit strategy.
  • Supreme Court ruling may boost Virginia tax income by $300M

    Supreme Court ruling may boost Virginia tax income by $300M

    Allen Walton CEO of SpyGuy.com, an online seller of security equipment complained: "This makes life very hard for people like me". Kennedy didn't directly weigh in on retroactivity, but he said the issue wasn't a reason to keep the physical-presence rule.
    To compete with YouTube, Instagram introduces hour-long videos

    To compete with YouTube, Instagram introduces hour-long videos

    Additionally, it will also privilege vertical video, making it better suited for viewing - and creating - using a smartphone. The number highlights the surging growth of the Facebook-owned social network which allows users to share photos and video.
    Centre wants terrorism to end in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

    Centre wants terrorism to end in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

    The names of advisers were cleared by the Union Home Ministry after the state was put under the Governor's rule . Governor's rule is implemented in India under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.


Most liked

Shopping online? Now you will have to pay taxes
The tax compliance software and services are created to work with the programs retailers use to process their sales transactions. The court gave South Dakota a victory, knocking aside the physical-presence rule as arbitrary and obsolete in the digital age.

King of Queen's! Cilic saves match point to beat Djokovic for title
The 23-year-old was busted Saturday on live TV in his 7-6, 7-6 semifinal loss to Marin Cilic at the Wimbledon warmup event. World No.6 Cilic did not offer up one break point opportunity in their one hour and 25 minute meeting.

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' sequel title outed on Tom Holland's Instagram
And it's thanks to that gimmick that we now finally know what Spider-Man: Homecoming's sequel will be called. Spider-Man: Far From Home will be directed by returning director Jon Watts.

Erdogan leads in Turkey’s presidential election - preliminary results
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ahead in the presidential election with a fifth of votes counted, state media report. According to the Turkish electoral law, Mr Erdogan needs to gain more than half of the votes to beat his competitors.

Saudi Aramco says facilities safe after Houthis claim missile launched at Asir
The coalition intervened in Yemen's war in 2015 after Houthi rebels drove the internationally recognised government into exile. The port remains open for incoming ships and Gargash said the UAE had plans for "airdrops" of food if necessary.

Did you see Shaqiri and Xhaka's controversial celebrations against Serbia — Albanian Eagle
There was, nevertheless, plenty for Serbia to be pleased about, with Mitrovic particularly impressive in the air. Albania's national flag was at the center of Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Serbia on Friday at the World Cup .

Video Shows Priest Slap Baby During Baptism
Another person said: "If that video would end with the father giving the priest a very strong bitch slap it would be flawless ". Internet users are confused, anxious and appalled at the priest's actions, with one person writing, "That was uncalled for".

India Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs On US, Here's What's Targeted
White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro on the Trump administration's proposed Chinese investment restrictions. The products affected will include cigarettes, denim, peanut butter, orange juice, blue jeans, bourbon, and motorcycles.

Star Wars Story spin-offs on hold
Rian Johnson's new trilogy is still being worked on, as well as a series of Star Wars films from David Benioff and D.B. Not only did Solo: A Star Wars Story divide audiences, but it bombed at the box-office.

New 'Time' magazine cover shows Trump looking down at crying migrant child
The Trump administration has been enforcing a "zero tolerance" policy on illegal border crossers since early May. The images of children being separated from their parents and the uproar that has followed has been startling.

USA rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida
Eyewitnesses told the publication that they heard multiple shots fired, after which the rapper "appeared lifeless with no pulse". No arrests have been made in Monday's shooting at Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach.

Internet sales tax ruling a win for brick-and-mortar retailers
Lawmakers in the state, which has no income tax, passed a law created to directly challenge the Supreme Court's 1992 decision . Only five states do not have a state-wide sales tax: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon.

Dwight Howard Reportedly Headed to Brooklyn for Timofey Mozgov
Mozgov appeared in 31 games last season, averaging 4.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg while shooting 55.9 percent in 31 games. The only other National Basketball Association player in history to accomplish that feat?

United States exit from Human Rights Council 'opportunity for Australia'
The US has long had a conflicted relationship with the UNHRC and says it has to be reformed. Human Rights Council. "But that is precisely why we must leave".

Prince William And Kate Middleton Announce Prince Louis’ Christening Details
George was also christened at the Chapel Royal, but Charlotte was baptised at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham. The announcement comes days after speculation that his Christening would happen between of June and first weeks of July .