Brooks Koepka is the first player to successfully defend his crown since Curtis Strange 29 years ago (1988-89). For only the third time in the post-World War II era – and seventh time in 118 stagings – the U.S. Open has a repeat champion.
World No. 1 and 2016 champion Dustin Johnson, who along with Koepka was one of four players who started the final round tied for the lead at 3 over par, mustered an even-par 70 playing alongside his good friend Koepka to finish third at 3-over 283. Reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed made an early run with a first-nine 31 but came home in 37 to finish fourth at 284. Tony Finau followed up Saturday’s 66 with a 2-over 72 for a fifth-place showing, four behind Koepka.
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