The 118th U.S. Open saw history repeat itself when Rolex Testimonee Brooks Koepka claimed an unforgettable victory for the second year in a row, ensuring his name is etched on the trophy forever. Koepka is the second golfer to successfully defend his 2017 title after fellow Rolex Testimonee Curtis Strange, whose second victory was also made in the Empire State, 29 years ago.
Following his nal round, Brooks Koepka, said: “It’s incredible. I’ve looked at all these names a million times and to have my name on this trophy is very special. I’m truly honoured to go back-to-back.”
With this historic win, Koepka is now part of an elite group of Rolex Testimonees in addition to Curtis Strange, to have recorded multiple U.S. Open wins. This group includes the four-time winner Jack Nicklaus, three-time champion Tiger Woods and two-time U.S. Open victor, Retief Goosen.