Sport Butch: Koepka the only winner

23:40  19 june  2017
23:40  19 june  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Koepka enjoys 'amazing' U.S. Open win

  Koepka enjoys 'amazing' U.S. Open win After matching Rory McIlroy's U.S. Open record, Brooks Koepka struggled to believe his triumph.Brooks Koepka revelled in an "unbelievable" U.S. Open win after claiming his first major championship in style on Sunday.

Butch Harmon reflects on Brooks Koepka 's impressive maiden major success at the US Open and reviews another near-miss for Rickie Fowler at Erin Hills. It was a fantastic day for Brooks Koepka and a great performance. He three-putted on the 10th green, his only bogey of the day, and was solid

Though Koepka works mostly with Butch ’s son Claude, earlier this week Butch walked along for a practice round and said he has never seen Koepka playing as well as he is this week from tee to green.

Butch Harmon reflects on Brooks Koepka's impressive maiden major success at the US Open and reviews another near-miss for Rickie Fowler at Erin Hills.

It was a fantastic day for Brooks Koepka and a great performance. He three-putted on the 10th green, his only bogey of the day, and was solid from tee-to-green.

He made the putts when he needed to down the stretch, with birdies at the 14th, 15th and 16th taking the tournament away from everyone and making sure nobody else had a chance.

Koepka enjoys 'amazing' U.S. Open win

  Koepka enjoys 'amazing' U.S. Open win After matching Rory McIlroy's U.S. Open record, Brooks Koepka struggled to believe his triumph.Brooks Koepka revelled in an "unbelievable" U.S. Open win after claiming his first major championship in style on Sunday.

Though Koepka works mostly with Butch ’s son Claude, earlier this week Butch walked along for a practice round and said he has never seen Koepka playing as well as he is this week from tee to green.

Koepka plays fast and fearlessly, and with an uncluttered mind. He really is a Johnson clone (they're both students of Butch and Claude Harmon), just with a different body type. The only thing more surprising than the scores? The golfers who shot them.

When the day started we thought there could be at least 10 guys who all had a chance of winning the US Open, but when we got into the back nine there was only one guy whoever looked like winning.

He has always been a good player, winning three times on the European Challenge Tour and getting that battlefield promotion to the European Tour. He won on that, moved over to the PGA Tour and worked hard to get up the money list to where he is today.

Brooks is a player who has got more consistent each year, as has his position in the world rankings. He has got into a position where he now knows just how good he can play, which he has shown to the rest of the world with this final round display.

It will be interesting to see what Brooks does next and how he copes with being a major champion, as some people struggle with all of the extra interest and media attention.

For me, I think he's going to handle it just fine. If I was him, I'd love every minute of it because you never know if or when you're going to get another one!

It didn't quite happen for Rickie Fowler today, who birdied the first but then missed from five feet at the second. From then on in it just wasn't his day, and he has to learn how to close majors out on Sundays.

He has been in this position before and in 2014 finished inside the top five of all of the majors, he had a chance at this year's Masters and came close again here at Erin Hills. That's not what it's all about though, but I'm confident he'll eventually get over the line and win one.

Koepka and Fowler pull clear at Erin Hills .
Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka were the men to catch at Erin Hills as round two of the U.S. Open moved towards its conclusion.Brooks Koepka charged to the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard, but Rickie Fowler was able to respond as the duo pulled clear of the field in the latter half of Friday's second round at Erin Hills.

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