Koepka’s win revives St Andrews memories

ERIN HILLS, June  20, 2017 – Brooks Koepka joined golf’s elite with his US Open victory last week, which made him the newest member of the Major Champions’ club.

His superb final round 67 at Erin Hills gave him a four-shot winning margin, as he matched the 16-under-par US Open record achieved by Rory McIlroy in 2011.

St Andrews golf fans will also recall another brilliant 67 shot by Koepka in the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship two years ago, when he put the pressure on leader Thorbjorn Olesen, but was unable to catch him.

At St Andrews, Brooks played with his dad Bob in the Team Championship, which Bob described at the time as “a special father-and-son experience”.

The pair finished on 22-under-par, just missing the cut, leaving Bob to comment: “It’s a dream come true for me. And it ended with father and son playing on the Old Course at St Andrews. I’m almost speechless.”

Bob earned a mention at Erin Hills too when Koepka said after his US Open win: “To do it on Father’s Day is pretty neat. I didn’t exactly get my dad a card, so this works.”