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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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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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Golf – Johnson arrives for U.S. Open after birth of child

Golf – Johnson arrives for U.S. Open after birth of child

Published 14/06/2017

Jun 13, 2017- Erin, WI, USA- Dustin Johnson looks down the first fairway from the tee box during a practice round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

World number one Dustin Johnson arrived at Erin Hills to defend his U.S. Open crown and was out late on Tuesday practicing on the course.

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Yusaku Miyazato ready to step out of sister Ai`s shadow

Yusaku Miyazato ready to step out of sister Ai`s shadow

Published 14/06/2017

Jun 16, 2016- Oakmont, PA, USA- Yusaku Miyazato hits his tee shot on the 4th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Oakmont Country Club. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Japan's Yusaku Miyazato's recent form suggests the 36-year-old is finally ready to step out of the shadow of his illustrious younger sister Ai in a year the former women's number one confirmed would be her last as a professional.

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Stricker takes blue-collar path to U.S. Open

Stricker takes blue-collar path to U.S. Open

Published 13/06/2017

Jun 13, 2017- Erin, WI, USA- Steve Stricker addresses the media during a press conference for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

When PGA Tour veteran Steve Stricker was denied a special exemption to this week's U.S. Open in his native Wisconsin the PGA Tour veteran simply rolled up his sleeves and qualified the blue-collar way.

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