How Social Media Reacted To Brooks Koepka Winning 2017 US Open


A star was born at this year’s US Open at Erin Hills, Wisconsin, with American Brooks Koepka (pictured above) capturing his maiden major championship victory.

Koepka carded a final round 5-under, 67 to finish at 16-under, four strokes ahead of Brian Harman, who carded a final round 72 to finish 12-under, and Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama, who came home with a wet sail following a scintillating final round 66.

Koepka, 27, of Florida, kept a cool head on the final day, sinking six birdies and registering just one bogey in a near-flawless final round.

The former Florida State Seminole boasts a brilliant record at the US Open, having finished T4, T18 and T13 in his previous Opens after qualifying for the 2014 Open as an amateur in 2012.

Koepka was on fire on the back nine, collecting three straight birdies on holes 14, 15 and 16 to hold a four-stroke lead at the time.

After a record breaking opening round 65, fan favourite and round 1 leader Rickie Fowler faded on the second day with a 73 proving costly in the final analysis.

The former Syracuse Orange alumni finished T5 at 10-under, six shots off the pace.

This year was the first time in seven years an Australian hasn’t finished in the top 10 of the US Open.

Big-hearted Aussie Marc Leishman was the best of the Aussies finishing at T27 at 1-under after a final round 75.

The day though, belonged to Koepka, whose 72-hole total of 16-under ties former world no.1 Rory McIlroy's lowest 72-hole score to par in US Open history.

Koepka's 379 yard bomb on the 18th hole, underpinned his dominance.

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