US Open at a glance

  • US Open at a glance

US Open at a glance

His performance was anything but.

Hadwin had a more hard second round on Friday, shooting a two-over par 74, but his two-round total was still enough for him to make the cut and qualify for the final two rounds of play. And, boy, there were a lot of names.

Koepka won his first major championship, and he did it in record-tying style.

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Koepka shot a final round 65 to become the 117th champion.

No one played better.

Not only that, prior champions like Bubba Watson and Jason Dufner also missed the cut, leaving a lot of familiar faces on the sidelines.

The margin of victory was four strokes and the winning total was 16 under, equaling the lowest score in relation to par in U.S. Open history.

Hideki Matsuyama will climb to No 2 in the world rankings after finishing tied for second.

Already a two-time victor on the PGA Tour this season, Matsuyama has performed well in big time moments.

All of which made his U.S. Open victory Sunday at Erin Hills all the more special. But Koepka is one of those.

Johnson called Koepka, who is a close friend, on the eve of the final round to wish the young American the best of luck and also to pass on some advice. Now he truly belongs.

World No.1 Dustin Johnson, who missed the cut at Erin Hills, called Koepka on Saturday night to tell him to stay patient, not get ahead of himself and the US Open trophy would be his.

At Chambers Way in Washington two years ago, that course, which was a new U.S. Open venue, received heavy criticism for course conditions, specifically the greens.

Koepka followed his first career title at the Challenge de Catalunya with victories at Italy's Montecchia Open, the Challenge de España and the Scottish Hydro Challenge.

"Coming out of college it's a little different: you've got to do everything yourself".

Koepka shot a 5-under 67 with six birdies and one bogey. He was tied with Harman.

Koepka settled for a tap-in par, but that didn't matter. "I was always very confident, very in control of my game [and] in control of the way I was thinking". He had a two-shot lead over Matsuyama, who was in the clubhouse.

That experience is a great asset, and I'm sure he would have drawn on his knowledge of playing British links courses when the wind picked up in Wisconsin on Sunday.

And on 16, a par three, he put his tee shot 17 feet away for a chance at his third birdie in a row. But he started the day six shots out of the lead. He parred them both. "And I don't want to say I got unlucky, I felt like I just never fully came together". "The ball-striking was pretty solid. Love the support I get every week", Hadwin said in response to the impromptu anthem. "So all around my game is pretty solid and I couldn't be happier". He shot the low round of the day, 6-under 66, to post a score at 12 under, which at the time he finished was just one shot behind Koepka and Harman.

Brian Harman in the final group behind him made back-to-back bogeys and couldn't catch up.