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Gary Woodland Wins First Major Title

Gary Woodland Wins First Major
By Isaac E

Gary Woodland wins his first major title finishing 13 under par with a 2-under 69 in the final round holding off a Sunday charge from two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka.

Koepka continued his extraordinary play in majors finishing now either first or second in the last four majors dating back to last year’s PGA Championship. Koepka was attempting to become the first player to win three consecutive U.S. Opens since Willie Anderson in 1905.

Gary Woodland came into the tournament at 70/1 odds. Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, and Chez Reavie finished in a tie for third at 7-under.

Tiger Woods finished 21st at 2-under for the tournament after shooting 6-under on his last 12 holes. Victor Hovland ended as the low amateur finishing in a tie for 12th with a final score of 4-under for the tournament.

The final major of the year the Open Championship at Royal Portrush will take place next month in Northern Ireland.

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