For the second year in a row, Brooks Koepka has won the U.S. Open. With his win Sunday, he carved out a special place in history as just the seventh man to win back-to-back titles at this major tournament.


Last year, Koepka overcame a difficult final round to cap off his first major victory in a very low-scoring tournament at Erin Hills. On Sunday, he surged to the top of the leaderboard and then refused to give it up in a very high-scoring tournament at Shinnecock Hills.

The signature of this, Koepka’s second career major title, was his ability to hit clutch par putts, time and time again.

He simply would not be denied, and as his competitors struggled with consistency he had ice water flowing in his veins.

That said, this victory didn’t come without a tense moment at the end. On the 18th hold, Koepka’s second shot was truly awful, and he was quite honestly saved by the grandstands, as his ball kicked back toward the green.

As it was, he ended up carding a bogey on that final hole to make things more interesting than he would have liked. But a win’s a win, and that’s all that matters in the end.

The last man to win back-to-back U.S. Opens was Curtis Strange, back in 1988 and 1989. Before that, it was Ben Hogan in 1950 and 1951.

Twitter had some great reactions to Brooks Koepka pulling off this rare achievement.

And then there’s this.

Congratulations to Brooks Koepka for this truly remarkable achievement.