Long road: Koepka's journey now includes a US Open title

Brooks Koepka is congratulated by caddie Ricky Elliot after the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday at Erin Hills in Erin Wis

Brooks Koepka is congratulated by caddie Ricky Elliot after the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday at Erin Hills in Erin Wis

A year on we were playing late on a Sunday in a major, so that's a nice way to cap it off. He used the pivotal stretch to pull away and finish the championships at 16-under 272. Not only did they hand out replica pins from Arnie's 1960 U.S. Open win at Cherry Hills to fans on Sunday at Erin Hills, the flag on the 18th green had the iconic image of Palmer tossing his visor into the air after his victory. "I did see that", Koepka said.

"To do it where I played the U.S. amateurs is special. It hasn't sunk in, obviously, and (it) probably won't for a few days".

Brian Harman could have secured sole possession of second spot, but bogeyed at the 18th to share second with Japan's Hideki Matsuyama.

Tommy Fleetwood of England finished fourth at 277.

The 356 yard par-four 15th was the not only the toughest hole of Sunday's final round but proved key swing in the trophy chase.

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Brooks Koepka received a short piece of advice from a valuable source on the eve of the final round at the U.S. Open.

Matsuyama had eight birdies and two bogeys, finishing with a flourish with a birdie on the par-five 18th to end up tied with overnight leader Brian Harman on 12-under 276, four shots behind victor Brooks Koepka. But he seemed to get back on track in the second round, with birdies on six of his first eight holes. "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. He went and won the golf tournament on the back nine", Harman said about Koepka, who clinched his victory with a run of three birdies in a row from the 14th. I've done it before, but he did it today.

"I feel like I'm playing at the highest level", Fowler said.

"Caddie Ricky Elliott, asked what he'll do with his $200K earnings: I'm going to buy a 12-pack of Heineken".

Harman dropped back on the back nine after going bogey-free on the final nine holes over his first three rounds. "And I built a lot of confidence off of that".

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The long-hitting American traveled far and wide, from Kazakhstan to Kenya and mainland Europe, cramming into bed and breakfast rooms with fellow players, spending some nights sleeping in cars, and learning about life and how to win.

"After that, it was kind of lights out", Harman said. Junior Amateur. On Sunday, he picked up his sixth top-10 finish and third top-3 finish since joining the PGA Tour in 2012. It was an accomplishment that wasn't lost on golf's newest major champion, even if his father and other family members weren't in attendance at Erin Hills on Sunday and missed one of Koepka's appearances at a major for the first time. "But Brooks played so well today".

This week he received pep talks from swing coach Claude Harmon III, master short game coach Pete Cowen and from world number one Johnson, last year's victor.

Steve Stricker walks off the 8th green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Only four left-handers-Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir and Bob Charles-have won major championships.

World number one Dustin Johnson is not exactly known as a chatterbox and neither is the man who replaced him as U.S. Open champion good friend and training partner Brooks Koepka. "I was pretty content making pars on the front nine because I knew the kind of day it was".

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