One fan even hollered his approval as Putnam walked to the green.
"It was really cool".
"I was hoping to back-door a top 25", he said.
"I played really well today".
Koepka carded a 5-under 67 in Sunday's final, including consecutive birdies on 14, 15, and 16. She hit her approach on 18 to 10 feet and two-putted for par. Stricker tapped in for par.
"I am playing nicely and I have got the French Open, the Irish Open and the Open coming up in the next month".
Hard to think it would've bothered Koepka, who has seen a lot.
He's not slowing down either.
And now he gets to keep it for a year, with his name on it.
"She's hurting, I don't know if she'll be able to caddie next week", he said. "But she did well".
Wie finished with a 65, and Thompson had a 69.
Particularly so on the final day at Erin Hills in rough conditions, but he was satisfied with the final result.
"I've a bit of a sour taste in my mouth, even though I'm playing for 35th or 40th or whatever it was", a disappointed Lowry said.
"Good job", his wife, Kelly, said as she greeted her husband with a kiss.
Asked about the low point, he said it came one night in Scotland when he called his agent and said he wanted to come home.
The 27-year-old American didn't realize, however, just how close he was to making history.
Torrential rain that doused the 7,818-yard layout at Erin Hills overnight presented the field with a feast of birdie chances, transforming the leaderboard into a sea of red as dusk fell. But as the sun rose over Erin Hills, and the forecast was for no rain, Mickelson withdrew.
There were plenty of other major championship virgins auditioning for their big moment Sunday. "The conditions were so tough", Harman said.
He had a four-shot lead with two holes to play. But the low scoring went much deeper than that. On typical U.S. Open greens, that would have run all the way off the back of the green. Prior to Sunday, his only PGA Tour victory was in the 2015 Waste Management Open in Phoenix.
But Els seems at peace with where he is at in his career. That's what I did and it was great.
After tying for 45th at the Memorial last month, Matsuyama arrived at Erin Hills on a downturn. Mullinax qualified out of the Memphis, Tennessee, sectional.
Matsuyama's best round of the day included eight birdies offset by two bogeys. "It was one of those things where I need to make it".
Walking up the 18th fairway with a three-shot lead, Brooks Koepka took off his cap and tipped it towards the crowds knowing that he was just about to become the 2017 US Open champion - despite being in the penultimate group. It featured a silhouette of Palmer in mid-stride, tossing his visor in the air.
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