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Jun 19, 2017 at 6:54 am

The scores were low at Erin Hills this weekend, and no one had a lower total than Brooks Koepka (KEHP'-kuh).

The 27-year-old Koepka (KEHP'-kuh) earned his first major victory by clowing with a 5-under 67 to win the U.S. Open by four strokes over Brian Harman and Hidei Matsuyama (hih-DEH'-kee) maht-soo-YAH'-mah). Koepka grabbed control with three straight birdies on the back nine and matched Rory McIlroy's U.S. Open record by finishing at 16 under.

Koepka earned $2.16 million, the largest single-day earnings in golf. He's also the seventh straight first-time major champion in men's golf.

Harman's bogey on the par-4 12th put Koepka ahead to stay. The lead grew as Koepka birdied 14, 15 and 16

Harman completed his tournament with an even-par 72, while Matsuyama closed with a 66 to climb the leaderboard.














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