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Watch: Brooks Koepka makes history in U.S. Open’s second round

Watch: Brooks Koepka makes history in U.S. Open’s second round

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June 14 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Brooks Koepka remains in pursuit of his third consecutive U.S. Open title after moving within three shots of leader Justin Rose at Pebble Beach. Koepka carded 69 for the second straight round Friday. He became the first defending champion to break 70 in his first two rounds of the U.S. Open since Scott Simpson accomplished the feat 31 years ago. Kopeka told reporters he feels great despite still trailing Rose for first place. "I've got a chance," Koepka said. "That's all you can ask for. I just need to make a few putts. Sometimes the hole just needs to open up." Koepka is no stranger to having a chance. With a victory, Koepka would join Scotland's Willie Anderson (1903-05) as the only player to win three straight U.S. Opens. Koepka also won the PGA Championshi...
Spieth, Koepka & Kuchar share Open lead – report & video

Spieth, Koepka & Kuchar share Open lead – report & video

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Media playback is not supported on this device 2017 Open Championship on the BBCVenue: Royal Birkdale Dates: 20-23 JulyLive: Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary and follow text updates - including in-play video clips - on BBC Sport website and mobile app. TV highlights on BBC Two. Click for full times.Open leaderboard, round one-5 J Spieth (US), B Koepka (US), M Kuchar (US); -4 P Casey (Eng), C Schwartzel (SA); -3 I Poulter (Eng), J Thomas (US), R Bland (Eng), A Connelly (Can), C Hoffman (US), R Cabrera-Bello (Spa)Selected: -2 H Matsuyama (Jpn), M Laird (Sco), R Ramsey (Sco), E Els (SA), B Watson (US), S Manley (Wal); -1 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), H Stenson (Swe), A Johnston (Eng), J Day (Aus), A Scott (Aus), J Rahm (Spa); Level P Lawrie (Sc...
US Open 2017: Brooks Koepka wins at Erin Hills to claim first major

US Open 2017: Brooks Koepka wins at Erin Hills to claim first major

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American Brooks Koepka equalled the US Open's lowest winning score of 16 under to claim his first major at Erin Hills.Koepka had three successive birdies from the 14th to match the total set by Rory McIlroy when he won in 2011 on a par-71 layout compared to this par 72.His five-under 67 was only bettered by Japan's Hideki Matsuyama who posted 66 to tie for second on 12 under with overnight leader Brian Harman (72).England's Tommy Fleetwood, shot a level-par 72 to end fourth on 11 under.The 26-year-old from Southport, playing in just his second US Open, was unable to keep pace with playing partner Koepka on the front nine.The pair started Sunday's final round one off the lead but Koepka holed three birdies in his first eight holes, while Fleetwood followed a birdie on the second with three ...