Brooks Koepka wins U.S. Open, ties Rory McIlroy’s scoring mark

Brooks Koepka traveled around the world to find his game. He found stardom right at home as the U.S. Open champion. Koepka broke away from a tight pack with three straight birdies on the back nine Sunday at Erin Hills and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the U.S. Open for his first major championship. Koepka takes home $2.16 million, the largest single-day earnings in golf. A par on the final hole tied Rory McIlroy‘s record score to par at 16 under for a four-shot victory. Not even the wind could stop the onslaught of low scores at Erin Hills. And nothing could stop Koepka. ‘What I’ve done this week is amazing,’ Koepka. Tied for the lead with six holes to play, Koepka made an 8-foot par putt on the 13th hole. As Brian Harman began to fade, Koepka poured it on with birdies over the next three holes, lightly pumping his fist after each one.” Read more here… Reported by the Associated Press (ESPN)