Koepka tames wind, nerves to win U.S. Open by four shots

By Steve Keatingfirm in opposition to buffeting winds and crushing force to assert a sensational 4-shot victory on the U.S. Open on Sunday and change into the newest in a rising line of first time major winners.

The muscular American, who began the day one back of the lead, tamed his nerves and a wind-whipped Erin Hills carding six birdies, including two to kick-begin his round, in opposition to a single bogey for a 5-below Sixty Seven to finish 4 away from compatriot Brian Harman (72) and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama (Sixty Six).

Koepka’s profitable total of Sixteen-underneath equals the bottom rating to par for a U.S. Open, matching Rory McIlroy’s victory at Congressional in 2011.

It additionally marks the seventh consecutive main that has crowned a first time winner.

Koepka, who had only one PGA Tour win on his resume coming into the championship, inherits the trophy from just right friend and world primary Dustin Johnson.

After days of being humbled, Erin Hills turned nasty for the ultimate spherical as heavy winds pummeled the links-fashion layout, including an exciting wrinkle to the year’s second main.

(Enhancing By Using Andrew Each)

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