Brooks Koepka Wins Second US Open Golf Tournament

(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.

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