As the back 9 started on Sunday Brian Harman and Brooks Keopka were tied for the lead at -13. Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama were 2 shots back but it appeared to be a 2 man race.
It was at this point when Brooks Koepka decided that everyone else was going to be playing for second place and he was going to take over the golf tournament. He went on a 3 hole birdie stretch from 14-16 and at the end of it had a 4 shot lead that would fall back to 3 but the victory was never in doubt after this.
On 18, Keopka hit a 3 wood off the tee that after all was said and done it went 378 yards. He came up just short in 2 and ended up making a par on the last hole and took home the victory.
The round of the afternoon went to Matsuyama who shot 66 to finish T2. This is a day for him and he is close to knocking on the door and getting his major.
Rickie was, well…Rickie and didn’t play great again on Sunday. For as great of a player he is we really should expect more when he is in contention but yet he can’t seem to close the door.
Erin Hills looked more like a course designed to be a course they play a pro am on not a course they would chose to host a US Open. It was disappointing to see all of the birdies and not the carnage that we are used to seeing when it comes to the US Open.
Dads Say So no matter the course that the US Open is played on, everyone still had to play it. Congrats to Brooks and his great victory. Welcome to the circle of major champions. They can’t take it away from him so lets celebrate a great win and the 2017 United States Open Champion Brooks Koepka.