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Brooks Koepka Remains King of the Hills

Brooks Koepka: 2018 U.S. Open Champion


After winning the U.S. Open last year at Erin Hills, Brooks Koepka outfought Shinnecock all week to earn his second straight U.S. Open victory.  

Koepka, who missed the Master's earlier this season due to a wrist injury, was ecstatic he was crowned champion yet again on Father's Day. 

"Two years in a row I haven't gotten him anything, and next year I'm not getting him anything again either," Koepka said cheerfully.

With the victory, Koepka picks up his third PGA Tour win of his career. The 28 year old has already secured 2 major victories in his journey to catching his close friend at the top as the #1 golfer in the world, Dustin Johnson.

In comparison, Johnson has 18 PGA Tour victories but has only won one major. Indicating the skill level that Koepka is capable of as he showcased his power and touch all around the course at Shinnecock throughout last week. 

"There's nobody more confident than me here," Koepka firmly stated after his 4-under second round display on Friday, and he rode that confidence all the way through Sunday to hoist the U.S. Open trophy for a second consecutive time. The last player to do so was Curtis Strange back in 1988-89.   

Attributed to his preparation and workouts, Koepka's physique could be shifting the landscape and approach to competing for future golfer's. He has the power to hit his ball through the brutal fescue with no difficulty, and has the touch to sink those 'tweeners that you and I always seem to miss.

Koepka moved up 5 spots in the world rankings to #4 in the world after this championship victory. Expect this confidence fin his game to continue into the Traveler's Championship next week at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT.

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