Home Sports Koepka Shines To Nick US Open Title Again

Koepka Shines To Nick US Open Title Again

Brooks Koepka has become the first golfer to defend the US Open for two decades with his win at Shinnecock Hills.

Koepka staked his claim as one of the men to be feared in world championship golf by taking the championship and showing last year’s win was no fluke.

He dominated after coming back from seven over after seven holes to hit a remarkable 66 and followed up with a 72 and 68 on a course which the organisers admitted was ‘wrongly set up’ with pin positions out of place.

“This one’s a lot sweeter,” Koepka said. “To win on two different styles of golf courses. Shinnecock plays incredibly tough, and you knew that going in at even par was going to be a good score. It turned out it was almost impossible to shoot even.”

Single shot win

Koepka ended by taking the US Open with a single shot over Britain’s Tommy Fleetwood, who battled his way through the field to take the runner’s up spot.

“A US Open is always going to be a tough test of golf. I enjoy that,” said Koepka.

“The Open Championship, I think, suits very well and we always seem to play good at the PGA. The only one I haven’t figured out is Augusta.”

“I always feel like I’m overlooked. I couldn’t care less. It doesn’t bug me. I just keep doing what I’m doing, keep plugging away, kind of hide behind closed doors sometimes, which is nice, kind of the way I’d like to keep it.”

Fleetwood muscles in

Tommy Fleetwood finished fourth behind Koepka at last year’s US Open, and moved up three places to match his progression over the year.

Koepka sung his praises after Fleetwood’s best major tournament result.

“I’ve known him for maybe five years now, he’s an incredible player. He’ll definitely be holding some major championships here soon,” he said.

As for Fleetwood, he says his best is yet to come.

“It’s just more proof that I can get up there. I think I can compete in any company. I’d like to do it more. The majors and big events eventually bring the best players to the top,” he said.

Mohsen Salami
Mohsen Salami
Mohsen Salami, 24, was the first reporter in Pars Herald's sports desk. He joined Pars Herald when he was studying in high school and Mohsen acted a significant role to grow Pars Herald in Isfahan. Salami joined Islamic Azad University of Isfahan and studied in civil engineering field. Upon his graduation, he started his cooperation with several private civil companies in Isfahan province but he regularly contributes to Pars Herald group. City: Isfahan Phone Number: +989369941073 Email: Mohsen {at} ParsHerald.com Name in Persian: محسن سلامی

Stay Connected


Must Read

How Safe Is A Visit To The Caribbean?

Expats, tourists and business people visiting the Caribbean may well worry about their safety after a seemingly endless series of warnings and alerts over...

How Safe Is A Visit To The Caribbean?

Expats, tourists and business people visiting the Caribbean may well worry about their safety after a seemingly endless series of warnings and alerts over...

Black Friday Shopping Secrets Revealed

Just because stuff has a Black Friday price tag promising huge discounts doesn’t make what you are buying a great deal. Prices shift up and...

Periodic Table Is Elementary For Scientists

Scientists are in their element as they celebrate the 150thanniversary of the periodic table. The table has tortured physics and chemistry students trying to learn...

Related News

McIlroy Dispute Rumbles On

Golf’s world number one, Rory McIlroy has failed to come to an agreement with Irish sports agency Horizon Sports Management in a protracted dispute...

Olympic Golf Absentees Slammed For Bad Attitude

The attitude of some of the world’s top sports stars over their selection for the Rio Olympics 2016 is under scrutiny. Rivals, administrators and managers...

Another Loss As Tiger Becomes A Pussycat Player

Tiger Woods seems more of a pussycat than an untamed beast on the golf course. Woods turned out reluctantly and unexpectedly for the Wyndham Championship...

Open Triumph Is A Dream Come True For Lowry

Ireland’s Shane Lowry came from nowhere to snatch his first major win with the Open title at Royal Portrush. The amiable Irishman, 32, won by...

Tiger Woods Departs the World’s Elite

Tiger Woods has lost his place in the top 100 golfers in what marks a hugely significant moment in what has been a 20...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here