Koepka fits the bill


117th US Open, Erin Hills, 4th round Take a moment with Brooks Koepka, a great winner: Starting the day, what was your game plan? Just keep doing what I was doing. I felt like I was playing really good. Obviously the wind picked up and I felt like that played right in my hand. Good ball-striker, good putter. And I felt confident all week. So…

A minute or two with the leader


117th US Open, Erin Hills Brian, you’re the third round leader. How do you feel? And also my first cut at the US Open. So we’re breaking down all kinds of barriers. I’m proud of the way I hung in there yesterday. I got off to a pretty good start, which I really haven’t done yet, so that was nice. Struck it well, had…

Justin Thomas in the record book


117th US Open, Erin Hills The top 5 after 36 holes is almost unchanged after the 3rd round. Almost, because young Justin Thomas is now second along with Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood at – 11, one stroke behind Brian Harman, the new leader. Rickie Fowler is just one back, and Paul Casey’s 75 takes him off the picture. 12 players are grouped within…

Unexpected quartet on top of the leaderboard


117th US Open, Erin Hills Brooks Koepka, 2nd round co-leader The 2nd round has expelled a good number of high end contenders and spectators’ darlings who felt queasy on the course. How did that round feel? It felt all right. I putted well. I made two bad swings on the front nine. I got in the hazard on 1. And pulled the 4-iron on…