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Strange: Koepka has what it takes to win 3 in a row

Jun. 17, 2018 10:27 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Curtis Strange stood by the 18th green at Shinnecock Hills, working for the TV broadcast and ready to welcome Brooks Koepka into the small fraternity of back-to-back U.S. Open winners. "I'm happy for him. I hope it means as much to him," said Strange, who won in 1988 and '89 and...

Dustin Johnson's US Open hopes fade on back 9

Jun. 17, 2018 10:07 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Dustin Johnson had a four-stroke lead after 36 holes and was still in striking distance heading onto the back nine in the final round of the U.S. Open. Instead of making a move, he lost ground. The 2016 champion three-putted three times on the back nine at Shinnecock Hills,...

Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

Jun. 17, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — One was about power. The other was about patience. Brooks Koepka has a game for the U.S. Open no matter the course, no matter the test, no matter the circumstances. He never lost hope when he began his title defense with a 75 and was 7-over par midway through the second round. He...

A glance at the final round of the US Open

Jun. 17, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

A glance at the final round of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York: Winner: Brooks Koepka, who shot a final-round 68 to finish at 1-over 281. Just behind: Tommy Fleetwood, who tied a U.S. Open record with a final-round 63. He was a shot back at 282. Dustin Johnson finished another shot...

Key hole in the final round of the US Open

Jun. 17, 2018 8:39 PM EDT
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The key hole in Sunday's final round of the U.S. Open: Hole: 11 Par: 3 Yards: 159 Average: 3.2 Rank: T6 Key fact: Winner Brooks Koepka hit his tee shot left in the deep fescue, then chipped into a bunker. He blasted out to 8 feet to save bogey and retain his lead.

Brooks Koepka wins US Open, 1st repeat winner in 29 years

Jun. 17, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka has the game to win a U.S. Open on any course. One year after Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, he navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock Hills and closed with a 2-under 68 to become...

Column: Koepka wins an Open where the whiners go home early

Jun. 17, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON (AP) — The whiners went home early, beaten down by Shinnecock Hills and the USGA's clumsy efforts to turn the venerable golf course into something it was never meant to be. Brooks Koepka stood tall, holding a U.S. Open trophy high for the second straight year because he knew what it took to...

Fleetwood ties Open mark with final-round 63, finishes 2nd

Jun. 17, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Somehow, tying a U.S. Open record with a final-round 63 wasn't totally satisfying for Tommy Fleetwood. "Yeah," he said with a laugh, "but I wanted 62." The Englishman nearly got it: A birdie putt from 8 feet on No. 18 broke right and skidded past the hole. Still, the 12th-ranked...

Father's Day: Parziale ties for low amateur with dad on bag

Jun. 17, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Leaning on his club, Matt Parziale crossed one leg over the other and placed the free hand on his hip. His caddie mirrored his position and used Parziale's bag as his source of support. The two looked almost identical, just one older than the other. Being related will do that....

The Latest: Defending champion Koepka wins another US Open

Jun. 17, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on Sunday's final round of the U.S. Open (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Brooks Koepka has won a second consecutive U.S. Open, the first player to do so since Curtis Strange in 1989. Coincidentally, Strange was covering Koepka's twosome for Fox. Koepka shot 16 under par...