King of the Hills

Brooks Koepka, one of the biggest hitters in the game, brought the longest U.S. Open venue to it’s knees.

Brooks Koepka hits his second shot on the 7th during the final round

A Koepka-Harman Duel

Koepka revealed he received a motivational phone call from the world No. 1, Dustin Johnson, the night before he became a first-time major winner.

“Dustin called me on Saturday night and told me to take one shot at a time, just to stay patient,” Koepka said. “It was a case of ‘just keep doing what you’re doing, you’re going to win the thing. Just don’t get ahead of yourself’.

“Because we played a Tuesday practice round together, he watched me play. I thought I played pretty solid on Tuesday. He said he was pulling for me and just hang in there. I felt like that has been the thing lately with me, why I haven’t really played that well - I’ve been trying to win so badly. I felt like I underachieved. And the more patient that I can become the more times I’ll put myself in this situation,” added Koepka.

Brian Harman reacts to a missed birdie putt on the 16th during the third round


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