2018 US Open: Brooks Koepka Wins Back-to-Back

Brooks Koepka displays the trophy after winning the 2018 U.S. Open golf tournament.
2018 U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka with the trophy. Andrew Redington/Getty Images  

Brooks Koepka won the 2018 U.S. Open by a single stroke, becoming the first golfer since Curtis Strange and just the third in the post-World War II era to win this tournament back-to-back.

At the 2017 U.S. Open, Koepka's victory was by four strokes and he finished at 272. This year, on the treacherous and dried-out Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Koepka finished at 1-over par.

In addition to Koepka in 2017-18, the only back-to-back U.S. Open champs since 1946 are Ben Hogan (1950-51) and Strange (1988-89). Koepka is the eighth tournament winner overall to claim consecutive trophies.

Koepka scored 68 in the final round. But the runner-up, Tommy Fleetwood, tied the U.S. Open scoring record in the final round with a 63.

Final Scores of the 2018 U.S. Open

Results from the 2018 U.S. Open golf tournament played at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club (par-70) in Southampton, N.Y. (a-amateur):

Brooks Koepka 75-66-72-68—281 $2,160,000
Tommy Fleetwood 75-66-78-63—282 $1,296,000
Dustin Johnson 69-67-77-70—283 $812,927
Patrick Reed 73-72-71-68—284 $569,884
Tony Finau 75-72-66-72—285 $474,659
Xander Schauffele 72-74-72-68—286 $361,923
Tyrrell Hatton 75-70-72-69—286 $361,923
Henrik Stenson 71-70-74-71—286 $361,923
Daniel Berger 76-71-66-73—286 $361,923
Webb Simpson 76-71-71-69—287 $270,151
Justin Rose 71-70-73-73—287 $270,151
Russell Knox 73-71-75-69—288 $221,825
Matthew Fitzpatrick 73-70-75-70—288 $221,825
Zach Johnson 73-73-72-70—288 $221,825
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 76-72-68-73—289 $190,328
Hideki Matsuyama 75-70-79-66—290 $163,435
Louis Oosthuizen 74-72-75-69—290 $163,435
Li Haotong 79-68-74-69—290 $163,435
Paul Casey 73-73-73-71—290 $163,435
Rickie Fowler 73-69-84-65—291 $122,387
Steve Stricker 73-75-73-70—291 $122,387
Charley Hoffman 71-69-77-74—291 $122,387
Dylan Meyer 77-69-71-74—291 $122,387
Brian Gay 73-74-70-74—291 $122,387
Jason Dufner 70-74-79-69—292 $79,200
Aaron Baddeley 74-72-77-69—292 $79,200
Matthieu Pavon 71-77-74-70—292 $79,200
Alexander Noren 72-72-77-71—292 $79,200
Charles Howell III 71-72-77-72—292 $79,200
Russell Henley 69-73-77-73—292 $79,200
Francesco Molinari 75-72-72-73—292 $79,200
Justin Thomas 74-70-74-74—292 $79,200
Bryson DeChambeau 76-69-73-74—292 $79,200
Branden Grace 76-69-72-75—292 $79,200
Ian Poulter 69-72-76-75—292 $79,200
Brian Harman 74-70-78-71—293 $54,054
Bill Haas 76-72-74-71—293 $54,054
Pat Perez 73-71-77-72—293 $54,054
Rafael Cabrera Bello 73-71-76-73—293 $54,054
Gary Woodland 79-69-70-75—293 $54,054
Patrick Rodgers 72-72-83-67—294 $43,028
Sam Burns 71-76-75-72—294 $43,028
Jhonattan Vegas 76-72-73-73—294 $43,028
Ryan Fox 73-72-74-75—294 $43,028
Patrick Cantlay 75-71-76-73—295 $34,716
Marc Leishman 74-69-78-74—295 $34,716
Scott Piercy 69-71-79-76—295 $34,716
Phil Mickelson 77-69-81-69—296 $27,952
Tim Wilkinson 76-72-78-70—296 $27,952
Ross Fisher 76-71-79-70—296 $27,952
a-Luis Gagne 73-74-75-74—296
Peter Uihlein 75-72-75-74—296 $27,952
a-Matt Parziale 74-73-74-75—296
Brandt Snedeker 72-76-73-75—296 $27,952
Jim Furyk 73-71-72-80—296 $27,952
Tyler Duncan 77-67-81-72—297 $25,426
Mickey DeMorat 72-72-80-73—297 $25,426
Jimmy Walker 75-70-79-73—297 $25,426
Dean Burmester 75-73-75-74—297 $25,426
Chris Naegel 73-73-75-76—297 $25,426
Calum Hill 75-69-81-73—298 $24,629
Andrew Johnston 73-73-82-71—299 $24,448
Brendan Steele 72-73-75-80—300 $24,203
Cameron Wilson 75-73-76-77—301 $23,959
Kevin Chappell 75-72-78-77—302 $23,714
a-Will Grimmer 73-72-78-80—303
Byeong Hun An 71-76-81-78—306 $23,470

Previous US Opens at Shinnecock Hills

Shinnecock Hills is one of the five founding clubs of the United States Golf Association. It is a private club that dates its origins to 1891. Here are the years and champions of U.S. Opens previously played at this golf course:

  • 1896 - James Foulis
  • 1986 - Raymond Floyd
  • 1995 - Corey Pavin
  • 2004 - Retief Goosen

The 1896 tournament was the second U.S. Open played. The club was also the site of the U.S. Amateur that year, and hosted the Walker Cup in 1977.