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Koepka wins the U.S. Open

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Brooks Koepka has won the 2017 U.S. Open. He won the event in dominating fashion with a -16.

He broke away from the pack with three straight birdies on the back nine on Sunday. Koepka had a 5-under-67 at Erin Hills in Wisconsin to win his first major championship.

“We stuck to the game plan. What we’ve done all week, it has kind of worked, so I figured just stick with that. Obviously you can see leaderboards everywhere. They are on every hole. I knew where I stood, but you‘ve got to stay in the moment and I did a good job with that.”

Brooks Koepka (Getty Images)

Brooks Koepka (Getty Images)

With a par on his final hole, he tied Rory McIlroy’s record to part at 16-under for a four-shot win.

“I felt like I was playing some of the best golf I’ve ever played. Striking it unbelievably. I was putting it great. Speed control was pretty good and I was flighting the ball, which helps today, especially in the wind. All around, my game was pretty solid all week. If you can go all week in the U.S. Open without a double bogey that’s pretty good.

He had three birdies on the front nine and had two 67’s on the weekend. He also had a 70 on Friday and a 68 on Saturday.

Brian Harman was second with a final round 72 and a 276 for the tournament for a -12. Despite his second finish, he had three bogeys on the back nine. He also had two birdies, as well.

Harman’s 72 was his worst of the tournament. He had two 67’s on Thursday and Saturday with a 70 on Friday.

Hideki Matsuyama was tied with Harman for second. He had a final round 66 with a 276 for a -12. Matsuyama had five birdies in the back nine with a bogeys on 12.

The Japan native had a 74 on Thursday with a 65 on Friday and a 71 on Saturday.

Tommy Fleetwood was the third-place finisher with a final round 72 with a 277 for -11. Fleetwood had a birdie on the back nine — and had two on the front nine with three bogeys.

Fleetwood had a 67 on Thursday with a 70 on Friday and a 68 on Saturday.

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