Koepka landed the first blow on the par-four eighth, draining a magnificent 33ft putt to move one clear at 14 under. But his resume will be looking a whole lot better than this year.
All the numbers were red. Remember the Winged Foot golf course in NY, when Geoff Ogilvy won in 2006 with a +5?
However, here he distinguished himself with a gritty performance as he finished fourth on 11 under, five adrift of Brooks Koepka, who claimed his maiden Major with a record-equalling US Open score.
After being within striking distance of the leaders earlier in the tournament, Saturday's round - a three-over par 75 - knocked him back into the back, and Sunday, the trend continued with an eight-over 80.
Before last week, only two players in U.S. Open history had ever finished at double digits under par. "Everyone talks about Tiger Woods but my hero was Sergio", said Pepperell. He ended tied with that record, with Rory McIlroy at -16.
Is that bad? Not necessarily.
Normally 5 under par would be good enough to win, or at least contend for, the U.S. Open title.
This didn't look like one, either.
The buddies who shared a house near Erin Hills also shared the misery during a wind-swept final round in which they never got themselves into the mix.
When championship week began at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, the course, with the fescue, thick rough and rugged bunkers had the golf world buzzing.
This makes two on the PGA Tour, and it was a big one. "I felt like I've underachieved", he said.
I've been trying to win so badly.
It takes a lot to get Koepka excited, and while a U.S. Open certainly does the trick, it was hard to tell. "They're changing it every year". The strongest gusts were Sunday morning and it tapered to a strong breeze by the afternoon.
Great shot-making indeed, but making eagle from 30 yards off the fairway was a shot not possible in any previous U.S. Open.
Not that the USGA would complain about that this year. The wind was blowing and the Greens were fast.
No one wants that, either.
Once the dust settled on the first 32 holes, it was obvious that this was going to be no ordinary U.S. Open.
Koepka, South Korea's Kim Si-woo, Japan's Hideki Matusyama, Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and Americans Brian Harman and Rickie Fowler were the names battling for major glory on Sunday, rather than the likes of Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink and Ernie Els. And I felt confident all week. "Exhausted of traveling. I just wanted to be home", he said.
And that's what Koepka did.
Spieth was vague regarding his plans in advance of the Open Championship, raising the possibility he might spend some of his competitive build-up time in Ireland or Scotland.
It was an experience that taught him as much about life as it did about the sport, and the young American went as far afield as Kenya and Kazakhstan as he cut his teeth and honed his game.
Is it worth coming back?
Wisconsin golf fans love home-state favorite Steve Stricker.
In addition to the fine play by former Tiders in the U.S. Open, current Alabama golfer Jonathan Hardee and former standout Robby Shelton each won a tournament.
That was lost this year.
Mickelson had the last laugh by going on to lift the Claret Jug after Koepka had missed the cut, but Koepka was on an upward trajectory, finishing fourth in the 2014 US Open and then winning the Turkish Airlines Open on his way to being named European Tour rookie of the year.
But if it doesn't come back to Erin Hills, what will that say about it?
Mrs May insisted that it would be a "busy legislative session with a number of Bills geared towards making a success of Brexit". Queen Elizabeth will read out the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament tomorrow morning at 11.30am in Westminster.
It was he who with all his wisdom had marshalled his bowling attack superbly to keep New Zealand to an under par total of 8/265. Brief score: New Zealand 265/8 ( Kane Williamson 57, Ross Taylor 63; Mosaddek Hossain 3/13) against Bangladesh .
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After being arrested on Monday, Osborne said he had wanted to kill "many Muslim people", one witness told journalists. The use of a vehicle to mow down pedestrians drew parallels with a deadly attack on London Bridge earlier this month.
Earlier this month, Moon temporarily halted the installation of a US missile shield pending an environmental impact assessment. He said he would push for the release of the remaining USA prisoners as well as six South Koreans held in the country.
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Before the election the Conservatives only had one MP in Scotland, and so could only hope to improve on their previous showing. And as Conservatives south of the border reflect on the future of their party they will look to Mrs Davidson's achievements.
Moon said resuming dialogue with the North required certain preconditions without elaborating on what those conditions were. Moon is scheduled to visit the White House on June 29-30, the White House announced earlier this month.
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Maturità per 2436 studenti della Tuscia
Il nostro consiglio è di scartare a priori l'analisi del testo , a meno che non sappiate molto bene l'autore scelto dal MIUR . Non è il Miur ad indicare le tracce ma la prova sarà ideata dalla singola commissione.
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