Enero 23, 2018

Koepka runs away from field to collect US Open

19 Junio 2017, 05:07 | Gerardo Tarin

His confidence in the final round came, in part, from a short conversation the night before with Dustin Johnson, a friend who had been through his share of close calls and heartbreaks before finally becoming a major champion at the U.S. Open previous year.

It wasn't almost enough to catch Koepka, but it earned Matsuyama a tie for second place with Harman.

"I'd never contended for a major before so when you get to Saturday and Sunday, you've got to see how you react and how you feel", Fleetwood said.

"It was a long phone call for us", Koepka joked.

"I don't believe in moral victories, " said Harman, 30, a two-time victor on the PGA Tour who was playing in just his eighth major championship. "I think Brooks went out and won the tournament".

Ranked 22nd in the world, Koepka shot 2-under or better in every round of his fifth US Open. On the last hole today-a par five that measures 680 yards-he hit his three metalwood right down the middle of the fairway a whopping 379 yards. But after bogeys at the 12th and 13th holes and a birdie at the 14th, Harman could not overcome the three-birdie run put together by Koepka at holes 14 through 16. Day's score would have been enough to win 26 of the previous 30 US Opens. He posted the day's low round of 66 to give the seven twosomes that started after him a target to beat: 12-under. This was the first time four-players have shared the lead after the second-round of the US Open since 1974. Brooks Koepka hits the ball too far and too straight to become an also-ran on the PGA Tour. Koepka became the sixth consecutive first-time major victor with his sensational performance Erin Hills, Wisconsin.

Harman, who took a one-stroke lead into the final round over Koepka and Justin Thomas, was tied with eight holes to go after Koepka bogeyed the 10th.

Koepka became the seventh straight first-time victor of a major championship, and it was the first time since 1998-2000 that Americans won their national championship 3 straight years.

"I learned a lot this week", Matsuyama said.

Sentiment and nostalgia will always find a place on the leaderboard, as 37-year-old Sergio Garcia showed by notching his first major win at the Masters in April, while 50-year-old Wisconsin-native Steve Stricker provided an emotional touchstone in an Erin Hills swan-song. "Unfortunately, that's really all I was dealt, so it's what I had to try to do".

Koepka moved to 14-under with a birdie at the par-5 14th hole. "For us it was like two minutes, it wasn't much", Koepka said. He was clutch. He made sizable putts on four successive holes-13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th, the last three being birdies-rolling the ball right in the middle of the cup every time at the flawless speed.

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. I thought I played pretty solid on Tuesday. It was his his seventh TOUR start of the season and nets his third top 25, all doubling as top 10s, highlighted by a career-TOUR-best 2nd at the WGC-Mexico. It's pretty cool. I'd love to get a map and just look at all the places I've won.

"I think the Ryder Cup was kind of the first real taste of true pressure I think I've ever felt", he added. I just didn't drive it as well today as I wanted to, so that would be something I'd work on going forward.

Behind the leading quartet, a logjam grouped eight players within two shots of the lead.

"I don't think I hit a fairway from the tenth and you can not play this golf course if you are not in position off the tee", said McIlroy, the 2011 US Open champion, who was returning after recovering from a rib injury. But the low scoring went much deeper than that.

Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

Pakistan thrash India to win Champions Trophy final
Playing in only his 3rd ODI, 27 year old Fakhar Zaman was the pick of the Pakistani batsmen, knocking his way to 114 off 106. Mohammad Amir celebrates taking the wicket of India's Rohit Sharma , lbw for 0 during the ICC Champions Trophy final.

May faces calls to resign as election hangs in balance
The Labour leader vowed to fight his Tory rival's attempt to run a minority government in an interview with the Sunday Mirror . There is a need for the Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union to be swift and conclusive.

Six of world's top 10 golfers miss cut
Every time I've been in majors so far I've put so much emphasis on them and tried so hard at them that I kind of got in my way. Undaunted, Fowler responded with a mammoth 51-foot putt for birdie on the eighth to reclaim a share of the lead.

Congressional Baseball game has tender moments, day after shooter injures 5
The FBI said that the shooter's weapons found at the scene - a 9mm handgun and 7.62mm calibre rifle - had been legally purchased. Scalise, 51, is among four people shot by a gunman at a House Republican baseball practice Wednesday in the Washington suburbs.

Kevin Durant In High Spirit After NBA Finals Win
We're going to do everything we can to keep this team together. " Thank you for the support". Golden State went 67-15 this season in locking up the top seed in the Western Conference.

Mexico snatch late 2-2 draw against Portugal in Confed Cup
Cristiano Ronaldo's initial shot hit the crossbar then Pepe "scored" from the rebound in the 22nd minute. The player opened the scoring for Portugal after some brilliant work from captain Cristiano Ronaldo .

President Trump to Announce Changes to Cuba Policy in Miami
Bush did - though fewer Cuban government officials will be allowed to come to the US and receive money than under Obama. Trump aides said Thursday that Rubio was "very helpful" to the administration as it spent months reviewing the policy.

America's Cup 2017: Wednesday's Semi-Finals Postponed Because Of High Winds
New Zealand lead Sir Ben Ainslie's Great Britain team 3-1 in their first-to-five contest. The Kiwis then saluted the British crew.

Friend Says Trump Weighs Firing Special Counsel Mueller
Steve Womack praised Mueller and told reporters "there is a ripple effect" as stories continue to develop on the ongoing probe. He is at the Senate committee first and goes to the House one at 2 p.m.

Alleged Virginia shooter linked to many GOP-hate groups on Facebook
Hodgkinson was eventually shot by Scalise's security detail, which included members of the Secret Service and the Capitol Police. A different description Another local, bartender Jamie Craig, had a different reaction to her interactions with Hodgkinson.