Brooks Koepka Wins U.S. Open for His First Major Title

“With all his peers winning that were younger than him, 27’s not that old, but he thinks he should be winning every week,” Koepka’s caddie, Rickie Elliott, said. “The standard’s so great out here. He believed he was as good as most of the lads, he just wasn’t winning.”

The top 16 players heading into Sunday’s final round ran the gamut from the 21-year-old Si Woo Kim to the 40-year-old Charley Hoffman. They spanned the globe from the United States to South Korea. And their résumés ranged from that of Harman, who missed the cut in five of his previous seven majors to that of Rickie Fowler, who recorded top-five finishes in all four majors in 2014.

For all their contrasts, they had one thing in common: None had won a major.

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