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Major change as Koepka wins U.S. Open

Major change as Koepka wins U.S. Open

Published 19/06/2017

Jun 18, 2017- Hartford, WI, USA- Brooks Koepka holds up the U.S. Open Championship trophy after the final round of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK

The winds of change were blowing at the U.S. Open on Sunday as Brooks Koepka sailed to a four-stroke victory at Erin Hills, making it the seventh consecutive major that has crowned a first-time winner.

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Koepka takes road less traveled to U.S. Open triumph

Koepka takes road less traveled to U.S. Open triumph

Published 19/06/2017

Jun 18, 2017- Hartford, WI, USA- Brooks Koepka reacts on the 18th hole during the final round of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK

Brooks Koepka took an unorthodox path to reaching the goal of all professional golfers on Sunday but the 27-year-old Floridian said he would not change a thing after claiming his first major title.

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Matsuyama joins Aoki as major runner-up from Japan

Matsuyama joins Aoki as major runner-up from Japan

Published 19/06/2017

Jun 18, 2017- Erin, WI, USA- Hideki Matsuyama putts on the eighth green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Hideki Matsuyama finished like a champion, firing the best score of the final round at the U.S. Open on Sunday but despite his six-under-par 66 had to settle for a tie for second place at Erin Hills.

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Factbox for Brooks Koepka

Factbox for Brooks Koepka

Published 19/06/2017

Factbox for Brooks Koepka, who won the U.S. Open at Erin Hills on Sunday:

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Stricker soaks up the hometown support at the U.S. Open

Stricker soaks up the hometown support at the U.S. Open

Published 19/06/2017

Jun 18, 2017- Erin, WI, USA- Steve Stricker walks off the 8th green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

He walked to the 18th green to a rousing ovation and left it as the U.S. Open clubhouse leader, though at five under par Steve Stricker eventually finished 11 strokes behind winner Brooks Koepka.

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New Zealand pile pressure on USA in America`s Cup final

New Zealand pile pressure on USA in America`s Cup final

Published 18/06/2017

Sailing - America's Cup Finals - Race four - Hamilton, Bermuda - June 18, 2017 - Emirates Team New Zealand leads Oracle Team USA in Race four of America's Cup Finals. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Emirates Team New Zealand ramped up the pressure on defending champions Oracle Team USA with their fourth successive win in the America's Cup final to go 3-0 up after the second day of racing on Sunday.

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Canadian Henderson tames strong winds for fourth LPGA win

Canadian Henderson tames strong winds for fourth LPGA win

Published 18/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Aug 27, 2016- Calgary, Alberta, CAN- Brooke Henderson drives off the fourth tee box during the third round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters Picture Supplied by...

Canadian Brooke Henderson tamed strong winds to break out of a logjam and surge to a two-stroke victory at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sunday.

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Li last at U.S. Open, but values the experience

Li last at U.S. Open, but values the experience

Published 18/06/2017

Young Chinese Li Haotong wrapped up his first taste of major championship golf with a 12-over-par 84 to stand last early in Sunday's U.S. Open final round, but said he valued the experience.

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Fleetwood riding momentum at U.S. Open: McGinley

Fleetwood riding momentum at U.S. Open: McGinley

Published 18/06/2017

Jun 17, 2017- Erin, WI, USA- Tommy Fleetwood plays his approach shot onto the 18th green during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

The shackles are off England's Tommy Fleetwood, riding the momentum of an early season win at Abu Dhabi to contend at the U.S. Open, said former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley.

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Penguins` Fleury left available for Vegas expansion draft

Penguins` Fleury left available for Vegas expansion draft

Published 18/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Mar 13, 2017- Calgary, Alberta, CAN- Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a save against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

(The Sports Xchange) - Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, a three-time Stanley Cup champion, is among the high-profile players left unprotecte

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