2017 US Open Golf Tournament

Brooks Koepka holds the trophy aloft after winning the 2017 US Open
Brooks Koepka, 2017 US Open champion, shows off the trophy. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Brooks Koepka became a first-time major championship winner at the 2017 U.S. Open, playing on a golf course that had its major-championship coming out, too. That was Erin Hills in Wisconsin, a long golf course with wide, firm fairways whose qualities played into the hands of long-bombing drivers...such as Koepka.

Quick Bits

  • Winner: Brooks Koepka, 272
  • Dates: June 15-18, 2017
  • Golf course: Erin Hills
  • U.S. Open number: This was the 117th time the championship was played.

    Scoring Records Challenged, Fall at 2017 US Open

    The scoring was good at Erin Hills in its U.S. Open debut. Played as a par-72, Erin Hills gave up just the fifth round of 63 in U.S. Open history to Justin Thomas in the third round. At 9-under, that was the best score in relation to par in tournament history.

    And the winner, Koepka, tied the tournament's 72-hole record for strokes under par at 16-under.

    Prior to the 2017 U.S. Open, only two golfers had ever finished double-digits under par in a U.S. Open (Tiger Woods in 2000 and Rory McIlroy in 2011). But Koepka was one of seven golfers to do it at Erin Hills.

    Brooks Koepka's Path to US Open Champ

    Koepka began his professional golf career playing on the European Challenge Tour and posted four victories. That performance moved him up to the European Tour, and he first won there in 2014.

    That same season, Koepka posted a couple early season showings strong enough to earn enough money for PGA Tour membership the remainder of 2014.

    And in early 2015, he posted his first PGA Tour victory.

    It was an unusual path for an American golfer, but it sure worked out well for Koepka.

    And at the 2017 U.S. Open? Koepka opened with a 67, two off the first-round lead held by Rickie Fowler.

    Koepka moved into a four-way tie for the lead at the midway point with a second-round 70.

    In Round 3, Brian Harman moved him to the top of the leaderboard at 12-under. Koepka shot 68 to finish the third round at 11-under, in a three-way tie for second.

    Harman was Koepka's main competition for much of the final round, but Harman eventually stumbled just a bit late and finished at 12-under 276, tied for second place.

    Koepka, meanwhile, just kept booming drives and, on the back nine in particular, making putts. He shot 67 in the final round to finish at 272.

    2017 US Open Scores

    Results from the 2017 U.S. Open golf tournament played at Erin Hills golf course in Erin, Wisconsin (a-amateur):

    Brooks Koepka67-70-68-67--272$2,160,000
    Hideki Matsuyama74-65-71-66--276$1,050,012
    Brian Harman67-70-67-72--276$1,050,012
    Tommy Fleetwood67-70-68-72--277$563,642
    Xander Schauffele66-73-70-69--278$420,334
    Bill Haas72-68-69-69--278$420,334
    Rickie Fowler65-73-68-72--278$420,334
    Charley Hoffman70-70-68-71--279$336,106
    Trey Mullinax71-72-69-68--280$279,524
    Brandt Snedeker70-69-70-71--280$279,524
    Justin Thomas73-69-63-75--280$279,524
    J.B. Holmes69-69-72-71--281$235,757
    Brendan Steele71-69-69-73--282$203,557
    Patrick Reed68-75-65-74--282$203,557
    Si Woo Kim69-70-68-75--282$203,557
    Matt Kuchar74-71-70-68--283$156,809
    Steve Stricker73-72-69-69--283$156,809
    Chez Reavie75-65-72-71--283$156,809
    Eddie Pepperell72-71-69-71--283$156,809
    Bernd Wiesberger69-72-69-73--283$156,809
    David Lingmerth73-69-71-71--284$124,951
    Sergio Garcia70-71-71-72--284$124,951
    Kevin Chappell74-70-70-71--285$105,506
    Jim Furyk70-74-69-72--285$105,506
    Louis Oosthuizen74-70-68-73--285$105,506
    Paul Casey66-71-75-74--286$93,094
    a-Scottie Scheffler69-74-71-73--287$0
    Zach Johnson71-74-68-74--287$83,331
    Jamie Lovemark69-69-74-75--287$83,331
    Marc Leishman68-72-72-75--287$83,331
    Russell Henley71-70-67-79--287$83,331
    Kevin Na68-76-73-71--288$72,420
    Martin Laird72-71-72-73--288$72,420
    a-Cameron Champ70-69-73-76--288$0
    Jordan Spieth73-71-76-69--289$58,637
    Jordan Niebrugge73-72-73-71--289$58,637
    Martin Kaymer72-69-75-73--289$58,637
    Brandon Stone70-74-72-73--289$58,637
    Webb Simpson74-71-71-73--289$58,637
    Michael Putnam73-70-71-75--289$58,637
    Matthew Fitzpatrick70-73-70-76--289$58,637
    Rafael Cabrera Bello72-73-71-74--290$44,975
    Andrew Johnston69-73-73-75--290$44,975
    Jonathan Randolph71-71-73-75--290$44,975
    Jack Maguire70-73-71-76--290$44,975
    Stewart Cink74-70-76-71--291$35,484
    Shane Lowry71-74-73-73--291$35,484
    Satoshi Kodaira73-69-73-76--291$35,484
    Harris English71-69-75-76--291$35,484
    Gary Woodland72-73-73-74--292$28,895
    Whee Kim73-70-72-77--292$28,895
    Branden Grace72-72-71-77--292$28,895
    Jason Kokrak75-70-74-75--294$26,659
    Ryan Brehm71-74-72-77--294$26,659
    Ernie Els70-72-79-74--295$25,631
    William McGirt70-71-79-75--295$25,631
    Lee Westwood69-75-75-76--295$25,631
    Kevin Kisner74-70-76-76--296$25,026
    Thomas Aiken71-71-75-79--296$25,026
    Keegan Bradley72-73-75-77--297$24,301
    Yusaku Miyazato72-70-76-79--297$24,301
    Stephan Jaeger71-73-74-79--297$24,301
    Adam Hadwin68-74-75-80--297$24,301
    Kevin Dougherty71-72-80-75--298$23,696
    Daniel Summerhays73-72-74-81--300$23,454
    Talor Gooch74-71-76-80--301$23,213
    Tyler Light73-72-78-80--303$22,971
    Haotong Li74-70-82-84--310$22,722