(From CBS News)
In winning the 2018 U.S. Open on Sunday afternoon, Brooks Koepka joined Ben Hogan and Curtis Strange as the only two golfers to go back-to-back at the event since World War II. He also joined Ernie Els, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only golfers with a pair of U.S. Open titles before the age of 30.
Koepka, who came into the final day tied with three others at 3 over, took hold of the tournament with three birdies in his first five holes on Sunday. All of this came while 27-year-old Englishman Tommy Fleetwood was scorching the back side of the course en route to a U.S. Open record-tying 63. When Fleetwood posted a 2-over 282 with most of the day to go and a big chunk of Koepka’s round left to play, the rest of the field had a number to chase. It created a compelling flag in the ground around which the tournament rotated on Sunday afternoon.