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Koepka captures first major, ties US Open record

19 Junio 2017, 08:16 | Gerardo Tarin

McIlroy's playing partner Jason Day is set to miss the cut after two worse scores of 79 and 74

McIlroy's playing partner Jason Day is set to miss the cut after two worse scores of 79 and 74

He led the U.S. Open leader board, but since then, he's had company.

"That's awesome", Koepka said.

"I was upset with the score I had made, but it had, in no way, any effect on my attitude or how I was going to then approach the rest of the round or the next shot".

Fowler started brightly and moved from his starting seven under to nine under at one stage of his second round, while fellow Ryder Cup star Koepka also managed to get to nine under par.

With a gusty wind blowing across Erin Hills, Spieth's first shot at the par-3 13th hole landed about 5 feet from the flag. Of all his birdies, that 8-foot par putt might have been as big as any. She thought for a second and replied, "16 birdies". He did not get a birdie until No. 10 and never got another one.

And victory for any of the top 16 players on the leaderboard would extend the streak of first-time major winners to seven, a run dating back to Jason Day's win in the 2015 US PGA. But his stay was short-lived, giving the stroke right back with a bogey at the next hole followed by a triple bogey at par-five 14th.

ERIN, Wis. (AP) - Brooks Koepka had a birdie putt on every hole and made three of them to build a one-shot lead after nine holes Sunday in the U.S. Open.

Koepka had always been thought of as a potential major champion and showed exactly why on Sunday with a near flawless performance, which saw him defy gusting winds early in his round and then capitalise on the return of calmer conditions on the back nine. Harman ended up closing with a bogey.

A staggering 379-yard drive with a three-wood gave the champion-in-waiting a great chance of setting a new scoring benchmark on the par-five 18th.

"Guess what? We get to go home today because Daddy played poorly", Day said to his son, Dash, before walking over to sign autographs.

"I had an opportunity today and didn't get it done".

"I feel like golf-wise I'm playing at the highest level", he said.

Chez Reavie had an incredible round of 65, but he was not the only person to shoot that score with Hideki Matsuyama showing his class and the world number four is just two shots back now - the Japanese player was tipped by the GM tipster before the tournament. He had three bogeys and two birdies on back nine, finishing with a 1-under 71.

As Koepka picked up momentum, Harman began to lose steam. It was just the third time he made the cut. "The conditions were so tough".

The 28-year-old started day two with a one-shot cushion but a one-over-par 73 opened the door for a four-way tie at the top.

Like Harman, Thomas couldn't match Koepka's final-round mastery, which came on Father's Day.

"It's kind of hard to miss", Koepka told unusual.

"Well, it wasn't going to be like yesterday, regardless", Thomas said, acknowledging that record-setting days don't come around all that often.

NOTES: Scottie Scheffler, who plays collegiately for the University of Texas, was the top amateur finisher at 287 for the tournament with a Sunday round of 73. Only four left-handers-Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir and Bob Charles-have won major championships.

Elsewhere, last year's U.S. Masters champion Danny Willett withdrew from the event with a sore back on Friday as the Englishman's injury woes continued.



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