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

Brooks Koepka Wins 2018 U.S. Open
Brooks Koepka celebrates with caddie Ricky Elliott after winning the U.S. Open at Shinnecock GC in Southampton, NY on June 17, 2018. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

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


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