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Winner’s Circle: Brooks Koepka Repeats at the U.S. Open

Brooks Koepka shot a final-round 2-under 68 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club to capture his second-straight U.S. Open banner.

Koepka finished at 1-over par 281, one shot clear of runner-up Tommy Fleetwood, who posted a record-tying 63 on Sunday.

The Florida State product becomes the first player since Curtis Strange to successfully defend a U.S. Open title, and the first since Padraig Harrington (2007 and 2008 Open Championship) to repeat at a major.

Credit: Getty Images/Streeter Lecka

PRO-FILE

Full Name: Brooks Koepka
Nationality American
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 186 lb
Birthdate: May 3 (age 28)
Native: West Palm Beach, Florida
Residence: Jupiter, Florida
College: Florida State University
Sponsor: Nike


FINAL SCORES

1 Brooks Koepka +1 (75-66-72-68)
2 Tommy Fleetwood +2 (75-66-78-63)
3 Dustin Johnson +3 (69-67-77-70)
4 Patrick Reed +4 (73-72-71-68)
5 Tony Finau +5 (75-72-66-72)


THE FOUR ROUNDS

After Round 1: T46 +5 (75)
After Round 2: T4 +1 (66)
After Round 3: T1 +3 (72)
After Round 4: 1st E (67)


WINNER’S STATS

Driving: 318.30 yards (2nd)
Fairways: 64.26% (36/56) (T55)
Greens: 68.1% (49/72) (4th)
Putting: 1.65 (T7)
Scores: 14 Birdies, 44 Pars, 11 Bogeys, 2 Doubles
Par 3s: -2 (4 Birdies, 10 Pars, 2 Bogeys)
Par 4s: +6 (7 Birdies, 30 Pars, 9 Bogeys, 2 Double Bogeys)
Par 5s: -3 (3 Birdies, 5 Pars)
Mid-Six Stretch: +2 (3 Birdies, 16 Pars, 5 Bogeys)


2018 SEASON

Starts: 7
Cuts Made: 7
Wins: 1
Top 10s: 2 (2nd Forth Worth, 2nd WGC-HSBC)
Earnings: $3,955,417
Earnings Per Start: $565,060


VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 3
2018 U.S. Open
2017 U.S. Open
2015 Waste Mgt Phoenix Open
European Tour: 1
2014 Turkish Airlines Open
Japan Tour: 2
2017 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament
2016 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament


VIDEO: KEY HOLE

Koepka birdied the par-4 third hole to quickly move to 2-under par and set the pace.


MONEY & PLAYOFF POINTS

With his win, Koepka earned $2,160,000 and 600 FedExCup points to move up to 13th place.


WORLD RANKING

Koepka received 100 OWGR points, and will move up to No. 4 in the world.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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