The 118th U.S Open at Shinnecock Hills has come to a close and this year the tournament entertained us and surprised us at the same time!
Brooks Koepka found a way to figure out the challenging course on his final round to come out as champion. Brooks is actually the first player to win the U.S Open back to back since 1989 and after winning the U.S Open for a second time he is sky rocketing up the World Golf Rankings: http://www.owgr.com/ranking.
In terms of the other players in the field, it was a struggle for many stars of the game of Golf. Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Rory Mcllroy, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, and Jon Rahm all missed the cut making their weekend a short one in New York.
The world #1 Dustin Johnson played very well all week, but putting on the final day was what held him back from winning the U.S Open crown this year. He had birdie try after birdie try and he just could not capitalize on the greens. The same went for Masters winner Patrick Reed and Olympic Gold Medalist Justin Rose who both played very good golf, but could not bring it all together to get the job done.
Lastly, for the amateur golfers in the field, Luis Gagne and Matt Parziale tied at +16 making the cut and posting the low scores for the soon to be pros on the golf course!