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Brooks Koepka wins 117th US Open

Brooks Koepka produced a birdie blitz on the back-nine to capture the US Open trophy for the first time on Sunday, becoming the seventh consecutive maiden victor of a major with a record-equalling four-shots at Erin Hills.

The 27-year-old shot a wonderful five-under-par final round 67 to finish on 16 under for the tournament following a fierce battle with Brian Harman which wasn’t settled until home stretch.

Koepka's 16-under-par total equalled the record for the lowest winning under par total at a US Open set by Rory McIlroy at the 2011 championship.

"That's probably one of the coolest things I've ever experienced and to do it on Father's Day it's pretty neat," Koepka said afterwards.

"I didn't exactly get my dad a card, so this works.

"I felt confident all week. So, to feel as confident as I did on a Sunday of a major and coming down the stretch was pretty neat."

Third round leader Brian Harman finished second on 12 under after an even-par 72. He tied with Japanese World No.4 Hideki Matsuyama, who shot a superb six-under-par 66.

"It bites a little bit right now," Harman said afterwards. "But Brooks played so well today. The conditions were so tough."

England's Tommy Fleetwood was alone in fourth place on 11 under after a level-par final round of 72.

Koepka's win extended a remarkable run of victories by players who had never previously won a major. Since Jason Day lifted the 2015 PGA Championship, every major championship has been won by a first-timer.




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