The 118th U.S. Open is officially over, and despite a valiant effort from Tommy Fleetwood on the final day tying the lowest round ever in U.S. Open history at 63, Brooks Koepka emerged victorious! He retained his title by one stroke, winning at +1 for the tournament and becoming the first back to back Champion since Curtis Strange in 1988-89.
That’s right, Brooks Koepka has done something that no modern golfer, including Tiger Woods, has done. In fact, only 6 other golfers in the history of the game had done this. No, Jack Nicklaus did not. Neither did the King, Arnold Palmer. Besides Kopeka and Strange, Ben Hogan (1950-51), Ralph Guldahl (1937-38), Bobby Jones (1929-30), John McDermott (1911-12), and Willie Anderson (1903-05) are the only other golfers to win consecutive U.S. Opens Championships.
Will 2019 be the 3rd in a row for Brooks, or will the Centennial Anniversary of Pebble Beach begin a potential streak for another champion?! While we celebrate Koepka’s victory, we can’t wait to see what he’ll do the rest of the season, and hope to see you at Pebble in 2019!