Brooks Koepka Wins Back-to-Back U.S. Open Championships

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Tied 16th at +8, Zach Johnson is not at all pleased with the Shinnecock Hills course that he believes has escaped the control of the USGA officials.

The Long Island course was under heavy scrutiny once again - as was the case in 2004 - however, this weekend high winds dried out the sloping greens.

In the third round on Saturday, putts that had been challenging suddenly became impossible with the slippery greens turning brown. Through 54 holes, there have only been 21 rounds under par.

Even USGA CEO Mike Davis admitted the course went over the edge in spots late in the day.

Oosthuizen believes the USGA dropped the ball with their pin selections.

"I really believe he fell in love with the game of golf and playing and hitting shots", Harmon said.

Stuart Manley closed with a 3-under 68 and beat Grant Forrest with a par on the third sudden-death playoff hole in the Hauts de France Open on the European Challenge Tour.

"Obviously they got it completely wrong yesterday".

Q. You're one of only two champs to shoot 63 in a U.S. Open. "They need to look at that and do a better job".

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"It started to get a lot firmer and faster", he said.

Koepka moved to a career-best No. 4 in the world ranking.

"When you finish you always feel like you're going to be a bit short, but we'll see", added Fleetwood, a victor of four tournaments on the European Tour and in his first season as a PGA Tour member. "I don't think I could have dreamed of this". "I enjoy playing about the toughest in golf you are ever going to play". "I'll wait and see what's happening and just hope". Mickelson, easily one of the fan favorites for over two decades, made a huge judgment error during Round 3 when he chose to slap his moving ball back toward the hole instead of letting it come to rest down a hill. "I feel like you've got to take it from me, to be honest".

"The course is gone", groused two-time major victor Zach Johnson. Two guys who began the day 11 shots behind Johnson.

"It's the first time it's happened, but this day should've happened yesterday".

"The golf course transformed today from hole 1 to hole 18", said Jim Furyk, another former Open victor. They should've prepared for that.

"I mean, essentially everything off the course is what matters - wife, baby, is what matters and good health", he said, glancing in Clare's direction, reflecting on a particularly memorable first Father's Day. "What are they going to do, take one away?"

Retief Goosen was the most recent player with a good chance of repeating since odd did it. Finnis asked. He gave a wave to Fleetwood, who'd been resigned to the fact and handed over his wedge with little more than a shrug. "He was busy grinding his tail off and I was busy grinding mine. If you leave a putt that's downhill, downwind that's impossible - well, in the U.S. Open you must know where to leave the ball".


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