Koepka ties US Open record in capturing first major victory

And they plenty of company.

The 20-year-old Wise closed with a 2-under 68 in 100-degree heat at Crestview for a 21-under 259 total and a five-stroke victory over Monday qualifier Beau Hossler. It was his his seventh TOUR start of the season and nets his third top 25, all doubling as top 10s, highlighted by a career-TOUR-best 2nd at the WGC-Mexico.

Wisconsin Erin Hills, near Milwaukee, is the longest course in US Open history, and has been newly formed from farmland. (Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson made more memorable runs at Rory McIlroy at those events.).

Jordan Spieth, the 2015 US Open victor, shot a 69 to claw back to one-over.

Indeed, Erin Hills Golf Course proved to be very hard as the top three players in the world - Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day - all failed to make the cut.

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"Obviously, that's just one shot, but that was a pretty big turn", Thomas said of the bogey on No. 4.

"You've got to put four good rounds together", Matsuyama said through an interpreter.

Rickie Fowler's hopes of ending his wait for a major faded with an error-strewn performance, a level-par 72 leaving him six shots adrift.

Fowler, who shared the 36-hole lead at the Masters in April, never came seriously close to bogey because he was never in trouble. There were 133 sub-par rounds, nine more than the previous record in that 1990 U.S. Open. He had about 78 feet, mostly uphill, to reach the pin.

ERIN, Wisconsin, June 18 Following are some snippets from the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday. I mean, you've got to tip your cap. "But I'd rather be remembered for something that's done on Sunday". "Golf is a amusing game where anything can happen and I just plan on staying in the moment, and if I do that I think anything can happen". The final top 10 will earn LPGA Tour cards. For players like Jordan Spieth (73) and Johnson, it was a matter of not making enough putts. He had eight birdies and two bogeys. "I'll go anywhere. I think it helped me grow up a little bit and really figure out that, hey, play golf, get it done, and then you can really take this somewhere". "The scoring was so good this morning". Harman was a three-time 2nd team All-American at UGA.

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THE BIG EASY: Weekend rain softened the greens at Erin Hills.

More startling than the low scores was smoke rising from about a half-mile away when a commercial blimp, not affiliated with the tournament, crashed into a field and burst into flames.

"That's probably one of the coolest things I've ever experienced and to do it on Father's Day it's pretty neat", Koepka joked later at a news conference.

A disturbing trend, or just a rough day on the golf course?

Brooks Koepka admitted he was always confident of US Open victory after securing a maiden major success at Erin Hills.

Brooks Koepka equals scoring record with US Open win
The low scoring suggested the 11-year-old course was a cream puff, hardly the USGA's idea of the ultimate test in golf. Open, shot 75 to tie for ninth at 8 under. "Well", Thomas said, "it wasn't going to be like yesterday, regardless".

And he succeeded as US Open champion his good friend Dustin Johnson, who missed the cut at Erin Hills but gave him a pep talk on the phone after Saturday's third round.

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