Erin Hills Golf Course may have conquered the three best golfers in the world, but it was no match for 27-year-old Brooks Koepka. The Florida native won his first major championship on Sunday, scoring a -16 which tied the record for lowest score relative to par in U.S. Open history.
"I don't think I ever got nervous. Not at one point," Koepka said. "I just stayed in the moment."
The U.S. Open is often regarded as one of golf's toughest tests but with seven players finishing in double digits below par, many wondered if Erin Hills lived up to that reputation. Koepka says it did.
"Especially (Sunday) with the wind," Koepka said. "This golf course, you had to put the ball on the fairway, and if you didn't you really got penalized.
"If the wind was up like this all week, your winning scores would have been much higher," second place finisher Brian Harman added. "The scores were low because the greens were good."
"I love this golf course, obviously, but I thought it was a great test," Koepka said.