Northern Ireland caddie guides Brooks Koepka to US Open title

Doug Mendoza
June 26, 2017

"He's going to overpower golf courses, and he's got a great demeanor", said Bill Haas, who finished tied for fifth.

We're going to insert the screenshots here just in case Brooks decides to go back and delete some of the stupid things he said on Twitter back in the day.

What an unexpected finish to the US Open at Erin Hills.

US Open champion Brooks Koepka has revealed he was "tired of golf" while leading a competition that would eventually earn him graduation to the European Tour.

Fowler took the lead on Thursday with a 7-under 65, tying the lowest score to par in the first round of the U.S. Open.

In the final round Fleetwood made three bogeys on the front nine and two birdies, and another birdie on the 14th. He tied with Japanese World No. 4 Hideki Matsuyama who shot a six-under 66.

When Brooks Koepka made his par putt on the 18th hole Sunday at Erin Hills Country Club in Wisconsin, he became the seventh new major victor in as many events. "It feels awesome to get my name on this trophy with so many other great names. It's truly an honor".

Koepka settled for a tap-in par, but that didn't matter. "I think it's an awesome golf course".

It capped quite a journey for the Floridian.

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"I didn't exactly get my dad a card, so this works". "I just wanted to be home, even though I was about to win the third one". He had been on the road for so long, in so many different countries, and was feeling lonely.

"I'd won once on the PGA Tour, once on the European Tour". It was an accomplishment that wasn't lost on golf's newest major champion, even if his father and other family members weren't in attendance at Erin Hills on Sunday and missed one of Koepka's appearances at a major for the first time. Koepka had been on the punishing Challenge Tour schedule, taking in events from Kazakhstan to Kenya.

"It gives you a good grounding", Fleetwood said. But he's proven for a long time how good he is.

It was only fitting that Koepka left Erin Hills with yet another record matched or broken. It was a similar case with Jason Day for the first half of previous year, Jordan Spieth for much of 2015 and McIlroy before that. But the low scoring went much deeper than that.

With that, here are my three takeaways from the U.S. Open. Pebble Beach in California isn't any easier - unless of course you're Tiger Woods in 2000.

He captured the 2015 Phoenix Open but despite often putting himself in contention, the wins did not continue to flow and from 21 top-10 finishes on the US-based tour, he only had the one victory.

Wisconsin players Steve Stricker and Jordan Niebrugge each shot under par during the final round.

He joins Paul Azinger (1993 PGA Championship), Hubert Green (1977 U.S. Open and 1985 PGA Championship) and Jeff Sluman (1988 PGA Tournament) has those former Noles who have bought home major titles.

He returned to Europe in 2013, winning the Montecchia Golf Open in Italy and followed that success a month later in sealing victory in the Fred Olsen Challenge de Espana by a record 10 strokes.

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