With a 2-under 68 on Sunday at Shinnecock Hills, Brooks Koepka successfully defended his U.S. Open title and became the first player to repeat since Curtis Strange did so in 1988-1989.
Koepka entered the day tied for the lead with Dustin Johnson, Daniel Berger, and Tony Finau at 3-over par, but after a birdie-birdie-par-birdie stretch on hole Nos 2-5, Koepka was alone on top, and never would fall out it.
Koepka finished his final day in the Hamptons with eight pars, six birdies and four bogeys en route to a four-day score of 1-over par 281, one ahead of Englishman Tommy Fleetwood who fired a final-round 63, tying the U.S. Open scoring record.
The win earned Koepka $2,160,000 and 600 FedExCup points, which moves him to No. 9 in the points standings. The 28-year old also picked up 100 Official World Golf Rankings points to move to No. 4 – a career high.
Fleetwood, meanwhile, took home a check for $1,296,000, along with 60 OWGR points which will bump him inside the world top 10 for the first time in his career.
FINAL MONEY: U.S. OPEN
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club | Southampton, NY | June 17, 2018
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