prensaestatal.com
prensaestatal.com Julio 25, 2017


Koepka wins first major championship at US Open

19 Junio 2017, 09:05 | Gerardo Tarin

Spieth had struggled on the greens all week at Erin Hills and both of his bogeys on Sunday came from three-putting, but the former world number one was pleased not to have "thrown in the towel". He used the pivotal stretch to pull away and finish the championships at 16-under 272. If you told him at the start of the week he'd shoot 12 under par at the U.S. Open and not be the guy holding the trophy, he'd have taken the bet in a heartbeat.

"That's awesome", Koepka said. "That's probably one of the coolest things I've ever experienced and to do it on Father's Day it's pretty neat. It was, like, two minutes", Koepka said.

Brooks Koepka reacts after scoring a birdie on the 15th hole.

Tommy Fleetwood of England finished fourth at 277. Koepka finally took the lead with a 35-foot birdie putt on No. 8.

Koepka moved to 14-under with a birdie at the par-5 14th hole. And then he made birdie on the next hole. She thought for a second and replied, "16 birdies".

Koepka then frittered a golden chance to regain the lead on the 11th, but was unable to convert a nervy nine-foot putt for birdie.

Third round leader Brian Harman, who had led by one-shot at the start of the round, finished second on 12 under after an even-par 72.

"I'm glad the fairways were wide, but there were some really hard holes out there, and I'm glad I played as well as I did", he said.

"I've 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", said Fleetwood, who bounced back from three bogeys in six holes on the front nine to birdie the ninth and 14th. He went and won the golf tournament on the back nine. "Obviously, today I definitely had something to show for it". "To try to go out there and try to get in a top five or trying to get up near the lead is not what I play for, but, unfortunately, that's really all I was dealt, so it's what I had to try to do".

"I felt I had a good game plan", Harman said. "I would have had to play some pretty spectacular golf to catch him".

The 30-year-old from Georgia had never gone past the second round in a US Open before this year, missing the cut on his two previous visits in 2012 and 2015. We had one day like this, and the scores were more like an Open. Unable to get up and down Harman bogeyed to leave Koepka clear on 13 under. But he's got talent throughout the bag, showing it over four days at Erin Hills to win the national championship.

As Koepka picked up momentum, Harman began to lose steam. Here's the rest of the purse breakdown for the 66 pros who made the cut. "That was kind of lights out", Harman said.

Sharing fifth were Americans Xander Schauffele (69), Bill Haas (69) and Rickie Fowler (72) at 10-under. Sure, golf immortality as a major champion, but a hefty $2.16 million to the victor is a nice bit of change. "I can't fault his work ethic, which is a massive part of it for me".

Cameron Champ was the lowest amateur heading into the final round, but he finished with a 4-over 76 to drop back to even par for the tournament. Still, the Madison-area native hopes the USGA's signature championship returns. "To be honest, I'm not a big golf nerd." he added. "And to play well today on top of it was extra special".



Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

Porsche takes dramatic 24 Hours of Le Mans win
Porsche's chances of victory are far from over however, as the sister vehicle of Brendon Hartley continues to pick off LMP2 cars. Just minutes after Kobayashi's auto retired, the No.9 driven by Nicolas Lapierre was hit by the No.25 Manor LMP2 vehicle .

Critics fear Justice Dept. Deputy Attorney General could be sacked next
One variable that could impact the investigation is if Rosenstein recused himself, due to his involvement in the firing of Comey. Adding to the confusion is the fact that the special investigation is being led by another former FBI director.

Ward Defeats Kovalev After Illegal Moves
I'm 13 years in and I've been doing it against the best. [Ward] punched me low blow already a few times during the fight. Kovalev said he doesn't know what happened and can't explain why he was stopped by the referee.

Will Josh Jackson's Apparent Shot At Markelle Fultz Start New NBA Rivalry?
It has seemed as if the Lakers have been trying to move away from the inevitable Lonzo Ball for a while now. If the 2018 Lakers pick falls to between 2-5 in next year's draft, the pick goes to the Celtics .

Democrats Win Congressional Baseball Game After Steve Scalise Shooting
A hospital statement said Scalise was doing better over the previous 24 hours but would be in the hospital for some time . Scalise is still in the hospital, reportedly in critical condition with broken bones and damage to his internal organs.

9 things to know during Day 3 of the 2017 US Open
Only eight shots separate the leaders from the players who made the cut on the number. "Is it really, you're kidding", Welke said. Open. "I think that can't be underestimated having your friend with you, whether you're in leading the US Open or anywhere".

Terry McAuliffe calls for gun control after baseball shooting
All people in that situation, unarmed and under fire, would long to be able to protect themselves and their friends. This strongly held belief, however, exists only as an action-movie fantasy contradicted by a bevy of data.

GOP Senators May Hit Abortion Roadblock
US President Donald Trump denies any collusion with Russian Federation , and has called the investigation a "witch hunt". Even if health care legislation passed the Senate with only Republican votes, its ultimate passage would not be secured.

Here's why Amazon is buying Whole Foods
As more and more grocery stores have begun offering organic produce , Whole Foods is no longer people's only option. Whole Foods has had a reputation of high prices and has been derided sometimes as "Whole Paycheck".

London apartment blaze: Firefighter's despair he 'could have done more'
Grief over the Grenfell Tower disaster turned into angry protests yesterday as the official death toll rose to at least 30. The search of the 24-floor building had been paused on Friday due to safety concerns, but has now resumed, Cundy said.