Brooks Koepka wins US Open for second straight year

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And Brooks Koepka is the US Open champion back to back years. "I also know he will continue to excel".

"Twenty-nine years. It shows how hard it was", Koepka said.

Fleetwood was one shot behind when he finished, and Koepka still had 11 holes to play as Shinnecock Hills began to get crisp under another sunny sky. Fast conditions on the greens, particularly in the third round, led some players to say the USGA "lost the golf course".

Play has wrapped up at the 2018 U.S. Open, and each of the top five are separated by one stroke. And when the son finally surpassed the father, there was Koepka's little brother, Chase, who teamed with Brooks in last year's two-man Zurich Classic of New Orleans, to worry about.

Fleetwood will have no time to rest on his laurels as he contests the BMW International this week and then defends his French Open title, but regular caddie Ian Finnis will not be in Germany as his wife is expecting their second child.

"I guess we can call it the pendulum effect when it gets too much on one side and people get scared and it goes back to the other way", Henrik Stenson said. "We all have a moment in life sometimes and that was kind of a moment I think for him". "It's truly special and I am honoured", he said.

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Fleetwood's epic final round could have broken the all-time low round in a U.S. Open with a 62, but he narrowly missed a 10-foot birdie at the 18th.

"If I went back again I'd hit the same putt on 18". Two holes later, after another drive into grass so thick he wasn't sure he could get it out, Koepka rolled in an 8-foot for another par save.

He's [21.0] for The Open at Carnoustie and there are good reasons to think that's a bet worth taking, not least that he holds the course record with the 63 he shot in last year's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

- I'm Holly Sonders with the US Open Performance Update.

Curtis Strange stood by the 18th green at Shinnecock Hills, working for the TV broadcast and ready to welcome Brooks Koepka into the small fraternity of back-to-back U.S. Open winners.

Tommy Fleetwood gave Koepka a run for his money, ultimately finishing at 2-over 282 for the weekend after posting an outstanding 7-under 63 on Sunday - the best score for anyone on the weekend and a Shinnecock record. "I enjoy playing about the toughest in golf you are ever going to play". His concluding bogey provided a one-shot win and moved the Floridian to No. 4 in the world rankings. As a player that was one behind him it wasn't great to watch, but I have great respect for him. Johnson was one shot behind at the turn until a trio of three-putt bogeys on the back nine. He's three shots back with three holes left and tied for third.

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With Brooks' repeat victory, it means that all four major trophies still belong to four Americans - who all aged under 30 years old.

"I knew if you hit the fairway and hit the green you were going to have some good looks".

Even if you don't hit your 9-iron 160 yards, you can take more control of your iron play with some of Koepka's tactics.

Masters champion Patrick Reed flirted with the second leg of the Grand Slam. He carded three bogeys in his final seven holes of the day to finish with a 72, but those four pars he had to grind out in the same stretch left him in tie for first place and in the mix to win on Sunday.

He nearly won it last year, nearly won it this year and there's no doubt he'll eventually win one, you mark my words. Ben Hogan won three straight that he played, missing in 1949 after almost getting killed when his vehicle struck a bus.

Reed fired five birdies in his first seven holes but cooled off coming in for a two-under 68.

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