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U.S. Open 2018

DATES: June 14-17
SITE: Shinecock Hills, New York
PRIZE MONEY: $12,000,000

Round 4 - Brooks Koepka wins back-to-back US Open

June 17, 2018

Brooks Koepka became the first player in three decades to repeat as US Open Champion here Sunday, firing a final round 68 at Shinnecock Hills to beat Tommy Fleetwood by one stroke.

A year after he marched to victory with a 16-under total at Erin Hills, Koepka kept his nerve on the back nine to emerge with a one-over-par total of 281.


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The world number nine is the first player since Curtis Strange in 1988-89 to win back-to-back US Open titles.

"It hasn't sunk in yet," Koepka said. "I don't think I could have dreamed of this going back to back.

"Feels good to hold that thing again," he said as he hoisted the trophy.

England's 12th-ranked Fleetwood matched the lowest round ever in the US Open with a brilliant seven-under 63 for a two-over total of 282.

Fleetwood had stormed into the clubhouse with a round that included eight birdies, putting the pressure on overnight leaders Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Daniel Berger and Tony Finau.

Only Koepka met the challenge.

He stretched his lead to two strokes with a birdie at the par-five 16th, where he stuck his third shot less than four feet from the pin.

His approach at 18 hit a grandstand and bounced off, but a closing bogey was enough.

Of the four overnight leaders, Koepka was the only player to shoot an under par final round

World number one Johnson, playing alongside Koepka in the penultimate group, carded an even-par 70 to finish alone in third on 283.

Masters champion Patrick Reed closed with a two-under 68 to finish fourth at four-over.

Finau, playing in the final group with Berger, closed with a double-bogey at the 72nd hole for a 72 that left him in fifth on 285.

Berger faded early, his 73 leaving him tied for sixth on six-over with England's Tyrrell Hatton, American Xander Schauffele and Sweden's Henrik Stenson.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Brooks Koepka
USA
+1
75
66
72
68
281
2
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
+2
75
66
78
63
282
3
Dustin Johnson
USA
+3
69
67
77
70
283

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Round 3 - Johnson in 4-way tie in NY

June 16, 2018

Dustin Johnson lost his four-stroke lead in his first six holes on Saturday to finish 7-over par 77 at Shinecock Hills and had to settle for a share of the lead alongside Brooks Koepka, Daniel Berger and Tony Finau.

Berger and Finau played early and raced up the leaderboard with 4-under 66s.

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By the time the leaders teed off the sunshine and wind had dried out the course and the greens were hard and fast making approaches and putts difficult, reminiscent of the 2004 US Open at Shinecock when the wind made some of the greens practically unplayable.

"Frankly, we missed it with the wind," admitted US Golf Association chief executive Mike Davis. "The speed of the greens was too much for the wind we had. It was a very tough test, but probably too tough this afternoon."

Johnson found trouble early on making his first double bogey of the week at the par three second. Four bogeys followed including three in a row between holes 6 and 8.

Arriving at the 18th tee, Johnson still held a one-stroke lead but his approach bounced and raced 17 feet past the hole as did his first putt. His putt for par almost made it but didn't drop.

Koepka, who made two birdies and four bogeys on his way to a 2-over 72, wondered if the course would hold up through the final round.

"I hope these greens are good enough to play tomorrow," said Koepka, who won last year at Erin Hills last year with a record-equalling 16-under par total. "They're very borderline right now to be honest with you."

Phil Mickelson gave rise to much controversy when he decided to putt a moving ball at the 13th hole.

His bogey putt had moved past the cup and was rolling down a slope when he putted it back toward the hole. The two-stroke penalty on top of the eight strokes it took to get the ball in the hole gave him a sextuple bogey 10 and contributed to his highest ever US Open round of 11-over 81.

Mickelson admitted he knew he would receive a penalty but preferred it to letting the ball move away from the green.

"Look, I don't mean disrespect to anybody," he said. "I know it's a two-shot penalty. At that time, I just didn't feel like going back and forth and hitting the same shot over."

"It's meant to take advantage of the rules as best as you can. In that situation, I was just going back and forth. I would gladly take the two shots over continuing that display."

John Bodenhamer of the US Golf Association said Mickelson received the penalty for violating rule 14-5 by "making a stroke at a moving ball." He added that USGA rules officials did not consider Mickelson's actions to be covered by the rule stating "a player must not take an action with the intent to influence the movement of a ball in play" -- which can result in disqualification.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Brooks Koepka
USA
3
75
66
72
213
T1
Daniel Berger
USA
3
76
71
66
213
T1
Dustin Johnson
USA
3
69
67
77
213
T1
Tony Finau
USA
3
75
72
66
213
5
Justin Rose
ENG
4
71
70
73
214
6
Henrik Stenson
SWE
5
71
70
74
215
T7
Jim Furyk
USA
6
73
71
72
216
T7
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
6
76
72
68
216
T7
Patrick Reed
USA
6
73
72
71
216
T10
Branden Grace
RSA
7
76
69
72
217
T10
Brian Gay
USA
7
73
74
70
217
T10
Charley Hoffman
USA
7
71
69
77
217
T10
Dylan Meyer
USA
7
77
69
71
217
T10
Ian Poulter
ENG
7
69
72
76
217
T10
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
7
75
70
72
217

Round 2 - Dustin Johnson edges ahead

June 15, 2018

Dustin Johnson fired a 3-under 67 at Shinecock Hills on Friday to take a four-stroke lead into the weekend and is the only player under par after 36 holes.

Charley Hoffman and Scott Piercy are tied for second place at even par.

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"Dustin was in complete control of what he was doing," said playing partner Tiger Woods. "He's hitting the ball so flush and so solid. I know it's windy. It's blustery. It was raining early. But he's hitting right through it."

Ian Poulter, who shared the overnight lead with Johnson, reduced Johnson's lead to one with three birdies over a four hole span but a triple-bogey 7 at the 8th and a bogey at the 9th, his last two holes, saw him drop down to T4 with Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood and Henrik Stenson.

Koepka and Fleetwood carded four-under 66s, the best rounds of the tournament so far.

Tiger Woods failed to make the cut, the first US Open cut he has missed since 2015, after carding a 2-over 72 following his first round 78.

"I don't think you can be too happy and too excited about 10 over par," said Woods.

Rory McIlroy, who was 10-over after round 1, also missed the cut with a 70.

Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm also missed.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Dustin Johnson
USA
-4
69
67
136
T2
Charley Hoffman
USA
Par
71
69
140
T2
Scott Piercy
USA
Par
69
71
140
T4
Brooks Koepka
USA
+1
75
66
141
T4
Henrik Stenson
SWE
+1
71
70
141
T4
Ian Poulter
ENG
+1
69
72
141
T4
Justin Rose
ENG
+1
71
70
141
T4
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
+1
75
66
141
T9
Rickie Fowler
USA
+2
73
69
142
T9
Russell Henley
USA
+2
69
73
142
T11
Charles Howell III
USA
+3
71
72
143
T11
Marc Leishman
AUS
+3
74
69
143
T11
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
+3
73
70
143

Round 1 - Dustin Johnson in four-way tied for US Open lead

June 14, 2018

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson fired a one-under par 69 to take a share of the lead with Ian Poulter, Scott Piercy and Russell Henley on a windy opening day at the US Open. They are the only players who carded under-par scores

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Jason Dufner scored an even par 70 to take fifth place.

"The golf course, it was hard," said Johnson ."You had to play good golf if you wanted to shoot a good score. I felt like I did a good job today."

Tiger Woods played 8-over par 78 after a triple bogey and two double bogeys.

"It's tough out there. But, I mean, shouldn't make two doubles and a triple, four-putt," said Woods.

"For most of the day I just didn't putt well."

Phil Mcickelson arrived at Shinnecock hoping for a win to complete the career Grand Slam and played a seven-over 77.

He started his day with a bogey at the 10th hole and continued with six bogeys before his single birdie of the day at the par-five fifth was followed by a further two bogeys.

Mickelson still managed to play better than playing partners Rory McIltory and Jordan Spieth. McIlroy finished his round 10-over par 80, which ties his highest score in a major, after playing seven bogeys and three double bogeys.

Spieth triple bogeyed his second hole then had five more bogeys and a double bogey for a 78.

"There were certainly some dicey pins, but at the same time there was guys that shot under par," Spieth said. "So I could have played better."

"What's tough about the wind here is that it's crosswinds," said Piercy. "It's hard to pick your lines. You're trying to putt with the ball wiggling. So there's a lot of stuff that is difficult."

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
Dustin Johnson
USA
-1
69
T1
Ian Poulter
ENG
-1
69
T1
Russell Henley
USA
-1
69
T1
Scott Piercy
USA
-1
69
5
Jason Dufner
USA
Par
70
T6
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
+1
71
T6
Charles Howell III
USA
+1
71
T6
Charley Hoffman
USA
+1
71
T6
Henrik Stenson
SWE
+1
71
T6
Justin Rose
ENG
+1
71
T6
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
+1
71
T6
Sam Burns
USA
+1
71
T13
Alexander Noren
SWE
+2
72
T13
Brandt Snedeker
USA
+2
72
T13
Brendan Steele
USA
+2
72
T13
Mickey DeMorat
USA
+2
72
T13
Patrick Rodgers
USA
+2
72
T13
Xander Schauffele
USA
+2
72

Scores

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Brooks Koepka
USA
+1
75
66
72
68
281
2
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
+2
75
66
78
63
282
3
Dustin Johnson
USA
+3
69
67
77
70
283
4
Patrick Reed
USA
+4
73
72
71
68
284
5
Tony Finau
USA
+5
75
72
66
72
285
T6
Daniel Berger
USA
+6
76
71
66
73
286
T6
Henrik Stenson
SWE
+6
71
70
74
71
286
T6
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
+6
75
70
72
69
286
T6
Xander Schauffele
USA
+6
72
74
72
68
286
T10
Justin Rose
ENG
+7
71
70
73
73
287
T10
Webb Simpson
USA
+7
76
71
71
69
287
T12
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
+8
73
70
75
70
288
T12
Russell Knox
SCO
+8
73
71
75
69
288
T12
Zach Johnson
USA
+8
73
73
72
70
288
15
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
+9
76
72
68
73
289
T16
Haotong Li
CHN
+10
79
68
74
69
290
T16
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
+10
75
70
79
66
290
T16
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
+10
74
72
75
69
290
T16
Paul Casey
ENG
+10
73
73
73
71
290
T20
Brian Gay
USA
+11
73
74
70
74
291
T20
Charley Hoffman
USA
+11
71
69
77
74
291
T20
Dylan Meyer
USA
+11
77
69
71
74
291
T20
Rickie Fowler
USA
+11
73
69
84
65
291
T20
Steve Stricker
USA
+11
73
75
73
70
291
T25
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
+12
74
72
77
69
292
T25
Alexander Noren
SWE
+12
72
72
77
71
292
T25
Branden Grace
RSA
+12
76
69
72
75
292
T25
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
+12
76
69
73
74
292
T25
Charles Howell III
USA
+12
71
72
77
72
292
T25
Francesco Molinari
ITA
+12
75
72
72
73
292
T25
Ian Poulter
ENG
+12
69
72
76
75
292
T25
Jason Dufner
USA
+12
70
74
79
69
292
T25
Justin Thomas
USA
+12
74
70
74
74
292
T25
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
+12
71
77
74
70
292
T25
Russell Henley
USA
+12
69
73
77
73
292
T36
Bill Haas
USA
+13
76
72
74
71
293
T36
Brian Harman
USA
+13
74
70
78
71
293
T36
Gary Woodland
USA
+13
79
69
70
75
293
T36
Pat Perez
USA
+13
73
71
77
72
293
T36
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
+13
73
71
76
73
293
T41
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
+14
76
72
73
73
294
T41
Patrick Rodgers
USA
+14
72
72
83
67
294
T41
Ryan Fox
NZL
+14
73
72
74
75
294
T41
Sam Burns
USA
+14
71
76
75
72
294
T45
Marc Leishman
AUS
+15
74
69
78
74
295
T45
Patrick Cantlay
USA
+15
75
71
76
73
295
T45
Scott Piercy
USA
+15
69
71
79
76
295
T48
Brandt Snedeker
USA
+16
72
76
73
75
296
T48
Jim Furyk
USA
+16
73
71
72
80
296
T48
Luis Gagne
CRC
+16
73
74
75
74
296
T48
Matt Parziale
USA
+16
74
73
74
75
296
T48
Peter Uihlein
USA
+16
75
72
75
74
296
T48
Phil Mickelson
USA
+16
77
69
81
69
296
T48
Ross Fisher
ENG
+16
76
71
79
70
296
T48
Tim Wilkinson
NZL
+16
76
72
78
70
296
T56
Chris Naegel
USA
+17
73
73
75
76
297
T56
Dean Burmester
RSA
+17
75
73
75
74
297
T56
Jimmy Walker
USA
+17
75
70
79
73
297
T56
Mickey DeMorat
USA
+17
72
72
80
73
297
T56
Tyler Duncan
USA
+17
77
67
81
72
297
61
Calum Hill
SCO
+18
75
69
81
73
298
62
Andrew Johnston
ENG
19
73
73
82
71
299
63
Brendan Steele
USA
20
72
73
75
80
300
64
Cameron Wilson
USA
21
75
73
76
77
301
65
Kevin Chappell
USA
22
75
72
78
77
302
66
Will Grimmer
USA
23
73
72
78
80
303
67
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
26
71
76
81
78
306
CUT
Braden Thornberry
USA
9
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Chez Reavie
USA
9
75
74
-
-
149
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
9
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Eric Axley
USA
9
73
76
-
-
149
CUT
Graeme McDowell
NIR
9
79
70
-
-
149
CUT
Jason Scrivener
AUS
9
78
71
-
-
149
CUT
Jordan Spieth
USA
9
78
71
-
-
149
CUT
Lanto Griffin
USA
9
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Lucas Glover
USA
9
77
72
-
-
149
CUT
Matt Wallace
ENG
9
77
72
-
-
149
CUT
Matthew Southgate
ENG
9
77
72
-
-
149
CUT
Roberto Castro
USA
9
75
74
-
-
149
CUT
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
9
73
76
-
-
149
CUT
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
9
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
9
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
10
74
76
-
-
150
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
10
76
74
-
-
150
CUT
Rory McIlroy
NIR
10
80
70
-
-
150
CUT
Sebastian Vazquez
MEX
10
77
73
-
-
150
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
10
74
76
-
-
150
CUT
Tiger Woods
USA
10
78
72
-
-
150
CUT
Ty Strafaci
USA
10
78
72
-
-
150
CUT
Aaron Wise
USA
11
77
74
-
-
151
CUT
Bubba Watson
USA
11
77
74
-
-
151
CUT
Cameron Smith
AUS
11
79
72
-
-
151
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
11
76
75
-
-
151
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
11
76
75
-
-
151
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
11
80
71
-
-
151
CUT
Tom Lewis
ENG
11
79
72
-
-
151
CUT
Will Zalatoris
USA
11
80
71
-
-
151
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
12
79
73
-
-
152
CUT
Cole Miller
USA
12
78
74
-
-
152
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
12
75
77
-
-
152
CUT
Jason Day
AUS
12
79
73
-
-
152
CUT
Kevin Kisner
USA
12
77
75
-
-
152
CUT
Luke List
USA
12
75
77
-
-
152
CUT
Matt Kuchar
USA
12
74
78
-
-
152
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
12
76
76
-
-
152
CUT
Adam Scott
AUS
13
78
75
-
-
153
CUT
David Bransdon
AUS
13
79
74
-
-
153
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
13
79
74
-
-
153
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
13
77
76
-
-
153
CUT
Sung-Joon Park
KOR
13
81
72
-
-
153
CUT
Trey Mullinax
USA
13
79
74
-
-
153
CUT
Chris Babcock
USA
14
78
76
-
-
154
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
14
79
75
-
-
154
CUT
Kyle Stanley
USA
14
75
79
-
-
154
CUT
Michael Putnam
USA
14
78
76
-
-
154
CUT
Paul Waring
ENG
14
78
76
-
-
154
CUT
Rhett Rasmussen
USA
14
80
74
-
-
154
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
14
80
74
-
-
154
CUT
Sergio Garcia
ESP
14
75
79
-
-
154
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
14
75
79
-
-
154
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
14
76
78
-
-
154
CUT
Jon Rahm
ESP
15
78
77
-
-
155
CUT
Keegan Bradley
USA
15
81
74
-
-
155
CUT
Mike Miller
USA
15
77
78
-
-
155
CUT
Stewart Hagestad
USA
15
81
74
-
-
155
CUT
Wenchong Liang
CHN
15
79
76
-
-
155
CUT
Jacob Bergeron
USA
+16
81
75
-
-
156
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
+16
76
80
-
-
156
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
+16
78
78
-
-
156
CUT
Theo Humphrey
USA
+16
84
72
-
-
156
CUT
Alexander Levy
FRA
+17
77
80
-
-
157
CUT
Chun-An Yu
TPE
+17
76
81
-
-
157
CUT
David Gazzolo
USA
+17
76
81
-
-
157
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
+17
78
79
-
-
157
CUT
Lucas Herbert
AUS
+17
83
74
-
-
157
CUT
Adam Hadwin
CAN
+18
83
75
-
-
158
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
+18
78
80
-
-
158
CUT
Franklin Huang
USA
+18
82
76
-
-
158
CUT
Garrett Rank
CAN
+18
83
75
-
-
158
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
+18
81
77
-
-
158
CUT
Kenny Perry
USA
+18
79
79
-
-
158
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
+18
81
77
-
-
158
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
+18
83
75
-
-
158
CUT
Rikuya Hoshino
JPN
+18
79
79
-
-
158
CUT
Ryan Lumsden
SCO
+18
82
76
-
-
158
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
+18
81
77
-
-
158
CUT
Timothy Wiseman
USA
+18
83
75
-
-
158
CUT
Harry Ellis
ENG
+19
80
79
-
-
159
CUT
Noah Goodwin
USA
+19
81
78
-
-
159
CUT
Shintaro Ban
USA
+19
81
78
-
-
159
CUT
Shota Akiyoshi
JPN
+19
82
77
-
-
159
CUT
Sulman Raza
USA
+19
82
77
-
-
159
CUT
Michael Hebert
USA
+20
87
73
-
-
160
CUT
Philip Barbaree
USA
+21
82
79
-
-
161
CUT
Michael Block
USA
+23
85
78
-
-
163
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
+27
92
75
-
-
167




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