Brooks Koepka orchestrated a 2-under-par 32-36=68 in today's final round of the 116th U.S. Open to conclude his fourth appearance on 4-over 284, up 20 places to T17 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Koepka finished T13. His third straight top 20 on TOUR, third straight top 20 in the U.S. Open, and fifth straight top 25 in majors.
The 26-year-old began the final round on 6-over (T37) after opening in 75-69-72. He found eight (of 14) fairways, mustered 11 greens in regulation, and totaled just 25 putts, aided by a chip-in birdie-3 at the 11th and a hole-out eagle from 108 yards away at the par-4 10th. Those two par breakers ended a run of 8-under over eight holes, kicking off with four straight birdies on holes 4-7. Unfortunately, Koepka sandwiched his mid-round mastery with bogeys on 1 and 3, and four straight squares on 14-17. For the week, he tallied 57 percent of fairways and greens hit, and totaled just 114 putts for 1.58 average putts/hole. Jun 19 - 5:20 PM