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Chronicling the Unique and Determined Career Path of Brooks Koepka

From the peaks of Aviemore to the highs of Erin Hills, Sunday in Wisconsin was the major culmination in what has been a unique career progression for Brooks Koepka, whose professional life began on Europe’s uncompromising second circuit, before impressively ascending through the ranks to the upper echelons of the game within four years. Challenge Tour to the U.S. Open. read more ...


Formidable Brooks Koepka Dominates US Open at Erin Hills

Brooks Koepka, a golfer who many said would be a future major champion, fulfilled that promise with an imperious and dominant triumph in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. read more ...


Thomas Makes Major History on a day of Sensational Scoring

On a day the like of which the US Open has never seen before, Tommy Fleetwood kept his head, hit fairways and holed the putts that mattered to maintain his challenge in the US Open at Erin Hills.  Thomas, one of America’s most talented young stars, shot a sensational and record-breaking round of 63, nine under par. read more ...


US Open 2017 - Some can't cut it

With the cut falling at one over par, the entire field was separated by just eight shots – but for the first time since the rankings were introduced in 1986, none of the world’s top three will be around for the weekend.  Derek Clements reports. read more ...


Confident Rory Dismisses Critics of Fescue Rough at Erin Hills

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy has dismisses critics of the thick, fescue rough that has been widely documented at this weeks U.S. Open, after the USGA had decided to cut back much of the long grass on four holes at Erin Hills. read more ...


Ten of the Most Difficult US Opens

Renowned as the most unrelentingly punishing test in the game, we take a look back through the archives to discover which U.S. Open have been the most difficult and resulted in the highest scores. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #9 - US Open Preview

In this week's episode, Kieran Clark and Owen Davies discuss the 2017 US Open which is taking place at Erin Hills. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Praises US Open Venue

Rory McIlroy returns from injury at the US Open this week, and has been quick to praise the contentious venue Erin Hills, which has drawn a wide variety of responses. However, the 2011 champion is viewing the challenge positively. read more ...


Kevin Na Demonstrates Unplayable Fescue Rough at Erin Hills

This year's US Open venue Erin Hills has drawn a wide range of responses, with its significant fescue rough grabbing most attention. Kevin Na demonstrated just how unplayable this long grass will be, likely reducing the game's best players into hackers should they miss a fairway. read more ...


6 Questions for the 2017 US Open

There are numerous questions waiting to be answered at the US Open - will the USGA get the setup right, and will Phil Mickelson turn up on Thursday? Derek Clements picks out some of the pressing issues waiting to be settled at Erin Hills. read more ...


2017 US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for the second major of the year, as the game's best players venture to Wisconsin to face the ominous challenge of Erin Hills, which is hosting the US Open for the first time. Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a fascinating week, and picks out a surprise name as a potential champion. read more ...


5 Players to Follow at the 2017 US Open

It's time for the US Open, with the world's best players assembling at Erin Hills looking to secure America's national championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out five players who could take the title at this year's second major. read more ...


Erin Hills - Hole by Hole Guide

Erin Hills is the venue for this week's 117th US Open, making its debut as a major championship layout. Take a look through all 18 holes of this long and punishing course, which is set to test the game's best players in Wisconsin. read more ...


The Daunting Challenge of Erin Hills

The US Open heads to Erin Hills in Wisconsin for the first time in its 117-year history. Erin Hills, located just northwest of Milwaukee, is certain to provide the world's best golfers with a terrific test but there are already concerns that it might turn out to be another Chambers Bay. read more ...


US Open Records and Stats

This year is the 117th U.S. Open Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the numbers and picks out some of the most notable records and stats to be aware of ahead of the second men's major of the year. read more ...


Beef Leads Qualifiers at US Open

Much of the field at the US Open have come through qualifying, including the likes of Andrew 'Beef' Johnston at Walton Heath, who will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Michael Campbell who was victorious from that route in 2005. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Set for US Open after Quinta Do Lago Stay

It's been a frustrating season for Rory McIlroy to date, having missed significant periods of the year through injury, but the four-time major champion has confirmed his return at next week's U.S. Open at Erin Hills, after spending a fortnight at the stunning Quinta do Lago Resort in Portugal. read more ...


Best Players Never to Have Won a Major

Sergio Garcia finally managed to pick up his first major victory at the Masters in April, but as we approach the US Open, who are the best players still to claim one of golf's biggest championships? Derek Clements picks out some contenders for that title. read more ...


Winners and Losers at Oakmont

Following many crushing disappointments, Dustin Johnson claimed his first major at a contentious US Open. Derek Clements takes a look at the week's biggest winners and losers. read more ...


The USGA Should Be Ashamed of Themselves

The record books will show that the 116th US Open was won by three shots by Dustin Johnson, a victory that finally brought to an end a miserable run of near-misses for the big American - they will not show that the closing stages of the tournament were overshadowed by a rules decision that defies belief. read more ...


US Open Day 1 - Oakmont Tamed by Mother Nature

When play was suspended for the day during the opening round of the 116th US Open at Oakmont, seven players were under par. The last time this championship was played here in 2007 there were a total of eight sub-par rounds during the entire tournament. read more ...


US Open Day 2 - Spieth Sets Sights on 2nd Successive Major

GET ready for some fun and games as Jordan Spieth goes for his second successive major in the company of fellow American young gun Patrick Reed at Chambers Bay. Spieth was largely overlooked in the build-up to the US Open but he maintained his composure on a trying day as all those around him lost their heads during the second round of the US Open. read more ...


US Open Day 3 Round Up

A sell-out crowd at Pinehurst No 2 had only one question as the third round of the US Open got under way. How would Martin Kaymer cope with being so far ahead of the chasing pack? read more ...


US Open Day 1: Kaymer Impresses

Martin Kaymer produced what was probably the best round of his career to lead after the first round of the US Open at Pinehurst. The German's 65 contained just one dropped shot, six birdies and a quite astonishing display of holing out and recovery shots on the rare occasions when he did find himself in trouble. read more ...


Titleist 66th Year #1 Ball at US Open [VIDEO]

This week's US Open at Pinehurst No 2 marks the continuation of the longest running success story in golf for Titleist who have been the overwhelming choice for the majority of the field for 66 consecutive years. read more ...


US Open 2014: 10 To Watch

Nick Bonfield picks out his 10 players to watch at this week's 2014 US Open - do you agree ? read more ...


2014 US Open Preview

Sports writer Derek Clements previews the forthcoming 2014 US Open which takes place at Pinehurst No2. read more ...


6 Players to Watch this Week at the US Open

Sports Writer Derek Clements looks ahead to this week's US Open and picks out his 6 players to watch. read more ...


Interview with 2005 US Open Champion Michael Campbell

The last time the US Open was played at Pinehurst the entire field finished over par apart from one man - Michael Campbell. Sadly, Campbell will not be there this time. read more ...


Wolsey Ambassador Lewis to Showcase Relaunched Line at US Open

British heritage brand Wolsey is to make its return to the Major stage at this year’s US Open, worn by tournament rookie, Tom Lewis, who will be sporting the iconic Fox logo on his apparel at the Pinehurst Resort next week. read more ...


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