Live blog: Brooks Koepka wins U.S. Open with record-tying performance

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Live blog: Brooks Koepka wins U.S. Open with record-tying performance

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Live blog: Brooks Koepka wins U.S. Open with record-tying performance

The U.S. Open winner was crowned Sunday, with Brooks Koepka taking the title.

We tracked all final-round action out of Erin Hills. Relive it below…

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UPDATE No. 58 (8:03 p.m. ET): And Koepka buries the putt for the win. What a performance!

UPDATE No. 57 (8 p.m. ET): Koepka doesn’t hit a very good one from in front of the green, but it little matters. He lags birdie putt to 2 feet and has that for par to finish 16 under and tie Rory McIlroy’s U.S. Open 72-hole scoring record in relation to par. It’s a closing 5-under 67 for Koepka, who wins his first major.

UPDATE No. 57 (7:51 p.m. ET): Tough day for Fowler, but he closes with birdie for a 72. He’s in at 10 under and a tie for fifth.

UPDATE No. 56 (7:47 p.m. ET): Yep…

UPDATE No. 55 (7:42 p.m. ET): Nope. Koepka drains it. Par there. A par or better on 18 should really do it. Also, record watch. Koepka needs birdie on 17 to set the U.S. Open record for lowest 72-hole score in relation to par.

UPDATE No. 54 (7:39 p.m. ET): Brian Harman is just a fighter. He stiffs his tee shot to 2 feet at 16 and he’s now 13 under. Three back, and Koepka has 5 feet for par at 17 after running it by. Might be getting interesting…

UPDATE No. 53 (7:28 p.m. ET): Ridiculous. Koepka makes it three straight birdies with a mid-range putt at 16 and he’s now 16 UNDER and FOUR ahead. This is his major.

UPDATE No. 52 (7:19 p.m. ET): Brooks!! Another birdie at 15 from 10 feet. Back-to-back, and he’s now 15 under and has a three-shot lead. If he doesn’t implode, this tournament is his.

UPDATE No. 51 (7:17 p.m. ET): Harman birdies 14 to move to 12 under. He’s back within two!

UPDATE No. 50 (7:15 p.m. ET): A bogey for Fowler at No. 15 pushes him to five back at 9 under. His chances are now fully shot.

UPDATE No. 49 (7:03 p.m. ET): Welp, Harman’s three back now. Koepka gets up and down from bunker for birdie at 14 to move to 14 under. Kooepka is now two clear.

UPDATE No. 48 (7:02 p.m. ET): Heartbreak for Harman. He misses bunny at No. 13 for par. Back-to-back bogeys and he falls back to 11 under. He’s now two back.

UPDATE No. 47 (7:01 p.m. ET): Some history if Hideki can win.

UPDATE No. 46 (6:55 p.m. ET): A beautiful eagle pitch from Matsuyama leaves him 3 feet for birdie at 18, and … he MAKES IT! Big birdie and that’s a 6-under 66. He’s in the clubhouse at 12 under. That number likely isn’t enough, but it’s possible! He’s only behind one player right now.

UPDATE No. 45 (6:51 p.m. ET): Fowler nearly holes a birdie chip at 14, but it just sneaks by. Par at 14 and he’s 10 under and three back.

UPDATE No. 44 (6:50 p.m. ET): Harman can’t get his putt to drop. That’s bogey. Now Koepka is one ahead. He’s -13, with Harman -12. Mattsuyama is -11, and will have a pitch for his third at the par-5 18th.

UPDATE No. 43 (6:45 p.m. ET): Koepka had a 9-footer for par at 16, and … BOOM. Buries it. That keeps him tied for the lead at 13 under. And he may be the solo leader soon. Harman needs to roll in a 20-footer from the front fringe at No. 12 for par to stay at 13 under with Koepka.

UPDATE No. 42 (6:42 p.m. ET): Matsuyama, by the way, made a short par putt at 17. He’s 11 under. Birdie or eagle at 18, and you never know. Just two off the lead, and both co-leaders are in trouble.

UPDATE No. 41 (6:36 p.m. ET): Matsuyama and Holmes were put on the clock after Matsuyama took back time on third shot at 15. Another bad time means a one-shot penalty.

UPDATE No. 40 (6:35 p.m. ET): Fowler makes a huge par putt at No. 13 from 9 feet to stay at 10 under. That was a must-make. Still three back, but not out of  it.

UPDATE No. 39 (6:30 p.m. ET): Hideki doesn’t quit. Beautiful birdie at 16 moves him back to 11 under. He hit it to 11 feet and made the putt. If he can play 17 and 18 in 2 or 3 under, that might be a number that’s good enough….

UPDATE No. 38 (6:27 p.m. ET): Matsuyama bogeys 15 to fall to 10 under. Fowler then got way too aggressive with his 30-footer at No. 12. Ran it 12 feet by and missed for a three-putt bogey. He falls to 10 under, too, and now co-leaders Koepka and Harman are three clear of the field at 13 under.

UPDATE No. 37 (6:20 p.m. ET): Scottie Scheffler, an incoming Texas senior, closes in 73 to finish 1 under. Cameron Champ, an incoming Texas A&M senior, shoots 76 to finish even par. That means Scheffler is low am!

UPDATE No. 36 (6:20 p.m. ET): Good look for Brooks at No. 11. Misses 9-footer for birdie. He remains in a tie for the lead at 13 under.

UPDATE No. 35 (6:10 p.m. ET): Hideki pitches it to a foot at the 14th and that’s a birdie! He’s now just two back at 11 under!

UPDATE No. 34 (6:05 p.m. ET): Koepka still hasn’t missed a green, but he three-putts for bogey at the 10th. He falls back to 13 under and into a tie for the lead. Harman is the other co-leader. By the way, 24 straight bogey-free holes for him.

UPDATE No. 33 (5:50 p.m. ET): Brooks Koepka two-putts for par at the ninth and that’s a 3-under 33 for a one-shot lead heading into the back nine. Koepka has not missed a green today. He’s 9/9 in GIR.

UPDATE No. 32 (5:40 p.m. ET): Brooks Koepka buries one from almost 35 feet for a HUGE birdie at the eighth. That’s 14 under and a one-shot lead. Finally he breaks free from Harman and has the solo lead again!

UPDATE No. 31 (5:38 p.m. ET): Hideki Matsuyama makes back-to-back birdies at Nos. 11 and 12 to reach 10 under. He’s just three back.

UPDATE No. 30 (5:31 p.m. ET): Brian Harman, with a putt inside 10 feet for birdie at the par-5 seventh, can’t get it to drop for the outright lead. He remains 13 under and tied for the lead.

UPDATE No. 29 (5:25 p.m. ET): Rickie Fowler makes a great up and down at No. 8, ramming home a short putt to make the save. Great stuff. He’s still 11 under and two back.

UPDATE No. 28 (5:20 p.m. ET): Matt Kuchar shoots 4-under 68 to come in at 5 under. Great final round there, he’s actually the clubhouse leader at the moment. He’s T-17 right now, may finish top 15!

UPDATE No. 27 (5:13 p.m. ET): Rickie! Birdie at the seventh. Huge putt from 21 feet to move to 11 under and two back.

UPDATE No. 26 (5:08 p.m. ET): Charley Hoffman was in contention for a couple of holes. After reaching 10 under, though, he chunks his short third short of the green and then three-putts for TRIPLE BOGEY. Looks like his chances are toast.

UPDATE No. 25 (5:03 p.m. ET): Justin Thomas’ misery continues. Bogey at No. 5 means three already and he’s back to 8 under. He’s five back. Harman pars the same hole to stay 13 under and tied for the lead.

UPDATE No. 24 (4:55 p.m. ET): Live look at the final round U.S. Open leaderboard.

UPDATE No. 23 (4:54 p.m. ET): Harman pars the fourth and Koepka pars the fifth. Both simple two-putts. Both still 13 under and co-leading.

UPDATE No. 22 (4:46 p.m. ET): Most interesting shot so far: Justin Thomas with pitch at the fourth. It comes up a foot short and then the wind pushes it some 4 feet away. He runs up to mark it before it can roll any farther away… and he misses the par putt. Bogey moves him back to 9 under. Now four back.

UPDATE No. 21 (4:44 p.m. ET): Oh no, Rick! Fowler’s 7-footer for par at the fifth slides right over the right lip. Brutal. That’s a bogey to drop him to 10 under.

UPDATE No. 20 (4:41 p.m. ET): Koepka has to actually make a nice comebacker for par at the fourth. But it does drop from some 4 feet. He’s still tied at 13 under.

UPDATE No. 19 (4:35 p.m. ET): Brian Harman has stones. Harman’s ball does a 360 at the third and drops! That’s a 29-footer that ties the lead at 13 under. Huge birdie! Harman is now 13 under in his tie with Koepka.

UPDATE No. 18 (4:26 p.m. ET): Fowler with another clutch par. He two-putts from 40 feet behind the hole after getting his 10-foot comebacker to catch the right side and drop.

UPDATE No. 17 (4:24 p.m. ET): Brooks Koepka lags beautifully at the third, and that’s a par to stay at 13 under and one ahead. Tommy Fleetwood misses short par putt there to fall to 11 under.

UPDATE No. 16 (4:23 p.m. ET): Thomas misses and that means bogey and a drop to 10 under. Harman indeed taps in to stay at 11 under.

UPDATE No. 15 (4:21 p.m. ET): Brian Harman hits a beautiful chip on the second and will tap-in for par to stay at 11 under. Justin Thomas is in trouble, hitting his second over the green and coming up short putting from over the green. He’ll have 10 feet for par.

UPDATE No. 14 (4:10 p.m. ET): Brooks Koepka starts birdie-birdie. What a beautiful pitch at No. 2 and he rolls in 4-footer to make birdie and move to 13 under. Tommy Fleetwood made 9-footer for birdie to reach 12 under and have share of lead briefly before Koepka’s putt. Harman (-12) and Thomas (-11) both par the first. Fowler (-11) makes nifty up and down for par at the third.

UPDATE No. 13 (4 p.m. ET): Brooks Koepka two-putts from some 35 feet (making a 7-foot comebacker) and he’s now tied for the lead at 12 under thanks to that opening birdie.

UPDATE No. 12 (3:56 p.m. ET): Huge missed opportunity missed from Rickie. Had about 5 feet for birdie at No. 2 to tie the lead but it slides by. He’s still one back, but that would have been a BIG birdie-birdie start. Fowler is 11 under.

UPDATE No. 11 (3:54 p.m. ET): Welp. Justin Thomas hits his opening tee shot into the fescue left. Brian Harman is in the rough right. Not a great start for the final group.

UPDATE No. 10 (3:47 p.m. ET): Rickie Fowler isn’t messig around. An absolutely perfect mid-range putt gets him an opening birdie. At 11 under, he’s now just one back.

UPDATE No. 9 (3:37 p.m. ET): Russell Henley birdies No. 1 to move to 9 under and Hideki Matsuyama drains a bomb at the fourth to move to 8 under. It may be windy, but there are still birdies in this opening stretch.

UPDATE No. 8 (3:25 p.m. ET): Brandt Snedeker birdies No. 2 to reach 8 under. And Brendan Steele pitches in for eagle there to get to 8 under as well!

UPDATE No. 7 (3:14 p.m. ET): The leaders are not far off, but they aren’t here yet. So far from early set, Xander Schauffele birdies No. 2 to move to 8 under. J.B. Holmes and Hideki Matsuyama both birdie No. 1 to move to 7 under.

UPDATE No. 6 (2:58 p.m. ET): Spieth birdies 18 to shoot 3-under 69 and finish the week at 1 over. He’s currently in a tie for 38th.

UPDATE No. 5 (2:19 p.m. ET): Jordan Spieth is holding on. He’s 2 under through 16 and 2 over for the tournament. A birdie-birdie finish gets him back to even par.

UPDATE No. 4 (2:02 p.m. ET): Jordan Spieth is keeping up a strong round. After a bogey on 12, back-to-back birdies at 13 and 14 move him to 3 under for the day and 1 over overall.

UPDATE No. 3 (12:46 p.m. ET): Spieth pars out his front nine. That’s a 2-under 34 to move him back to 2 over. Goal here is probably to get back under par for the tournament. He’s currently T-46. Get back under par and top 25 is possible!

UPDATE No. 2 (11:45 a.m. ET): Jordan Spieth is finally having a good day! Spieth birdies Nos. 1 and 2 on a windy day. He’s since parred Nos. 3 and 4 and he’s back to 2 over.

UPDATE No. 1 (10:15 a.m. ET): The first groups of the day are off! If you’re wondering about how the leaders will fare, we’ll be tracking them hours from now. But U.S. Open Sunday is officially underway!

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