Huge congrats to Brooks Koepka on winning the 2017 US Open! He seized control in the home stretch and had a masterful performance. That makes seven straight first-time winners in the major championships. I was admittedly pulling for Rickie or JT, but I’m good with this outcome.
I think another big story was the golf course. What did everyone think? Personally, I don’t want to see -16 win the US Open. I don’t want to protect Old Man Par at any cost, but I also don’t want to see it turn out like any other tournament. That is what it felt like to me today, just another PGA Tour event. I believe a few factors contributed to that. The fairways were overly wide for a US Open, the course played soft, and barely anyone had played the course since October allowing for perfect greens.
Players had very little concern about putting and could go at a lot of pins. Overall it was a fun tournament and I am happy for Brooks. I’m not sure Erin Hills gets another shot at hosting, but I hope it gets to with firm conditions. That would be the true measure of a very interesting course I hope to play very soon.