Koepka retains US Open crown

Brooks Koepka became the seventh player to win consecutive U.S. Open titles and the first in 29 years

Brooks Koepka became the seventh player to win consecutive U.S. Open titles and the first in 29 years

There were high scores, treacherous winds, frustrated golfers, vocal fans and chased down putts, but nothing could stop Brooks Koepka from becoming only the third player in history to win back-to-back US Open titles on Sunday. It's the second year in a row I haven't got him anything for Father's Day. "Next year, I'm not going to get him anything either. When you're not Tiger Woods-caliber, it's presumptuous to stand on the first tee thinking about winning".

Even if Koepka comes out on top, Fleetwood will still feel like a victor on father's day. He doesn't think it will be another three decades before someone repeats, he said, "but I didn't think it would be 30 years after me". "You can't help but think because you're asked about it all the time. They met up at that baseball game previous year, but I was working so I didn't get to go and experience that". These players, which include Dustin Johnson and Tony Finau, who each were in contention at the U.S. Open, are proving wrong the adage that golfers aren't athletes.

"I said to him on the range this morning, 'You were on your couch in January and February, not really knowing if you were going to be able to play here, '" Harmon said. "I quickly found out the rest".

Unfair or not - and there surely was some ridiculousness about the whole thing - everyone plays the same golf course. He is part of the Fox Sports broadcast, providing analysis while walking the course. He last played the Travelers in 2016, finishing in a tie for ninth, four strokes behind Knox.

Unusual said he didn't say anything to Koepka as he walked the course with him.

"I thought about asking him how well he knows his golf history", unusual said with a laugh. Today is proof you never know what this game is going to bring around. "It was the thrill of my life". Then, the tour announced Monday that the 3M Open in Minnesota, a PGA Tour Champions event since 1993, would be on the PGA Tour schedule next summer.

"We want the U.S. Open to be tough, we want it to be a complete test". But with a constricted schedule next year to end the FedEx Cup a week before Labor Day, that spot now goes to the World Golf Championship in Tennessee.

The John Deere Classic has a contract to be held before the British Open. It would be tough attracting a strong field, not to mention volunteers.

Bizarrely though, it wasn't the first time this has happened in a US Open.

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That would leave the tour to decide on Minnesota and Detroit after the U.S. Open and before the British Open.

Still to be determined is the order in the fall, with one other surprise.

Koepka went 1 up on U.S. Open trophies.

The Englishman started his final round +9 on the tournament which kept him six shots off the lead.

Yes, USGA officials were at their incompetent worst when they set up Shinnecock Hills like a roller coaster, with scores peaking one day and plummeting the next.

Tommy Fleetwood threw his hat in the ring with a spectacular 63 on Sunday, only the sixth in US Open history. He was in a four-way tie for the lead after three rounds at Shinnecock Hills and shot 68 on a benign course for a 1-over 281 total, as no player could match par. However, as gritty and impressive as Koepka's performance was, moments like this one stole the weekend. The historic club is one of the founding members of the USGA and players uniformly had praise for the genius of its design. Apple's latest mobile device was the iPhone 3GS. I'll have to just wait and see. "I also know he will continue to excel". "It's nice to be making cuts, but it's about more than that".

He really is a major player.

"Hell of a job", unusual said to him.

No, my crime was just to curse when Brooks Koepka got himself out of trouble on the 11th, escaping with a bogey when he could quite easily have gone two, three or more over. "I do like St. Andrews - the aura, the town, the tournament". Phil Mickelson has dropped out of the automatic top eight qualifiers and is No. 10. The exception was the Masters two years ago, when he tied for 21st. Now that's off the table - she is pregnant with their fifth child. Didn't talk too loudly while Koepka lined up a putt.

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