The 2017 US Open was held at Erin Hills Golf Course, the first for the course as well as for the state of Wisconsin. The course was designed to be played firm and fast, but conditions and rain definitely softened the course, which yielded some low scores for the first three days. The difficulty definitely picked up as the wind blew in on Sunday though. With a tight leaderboard heading into the final round, it would be Brooks Koepka that would prevail after a final round 5-under 67 – good for a four shot victory at 16-under par to capture his first Major Championship! Watch his complete highlights in the video above.
Koepka, who has one victory on TOUR at the 2015 WM Phoenix Open, was in total control of his game and golf ball on Sunday and added some clutch putting towards the end of the round. He recorded just one bogey and six birdies, including three in a row from the 14th to 16th holes. Many players were in the hunt including England’s Tommy Fleetwood, Brian Harman (who held the overnight lead), Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas. The surprise of the day was Hideki Matsuyama who shot a final round 66 to finish T2 at 12-under par.
The biggest disappointments (to us) were the play of Justin Thomas, who was coming off a third round 63 and Rickie Fowler, who we were always rooting for to capture his first Major. Both players couldn’t get too much going and would finish T9 and T5, respectively. Hopefully, both players (and Matsuyama too!) can get things going in these big tournaments and capture their first Majors soon!
Source: US Open