Gary Woodland Wins First Major Title
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.
Woodland Leads Going Into Final Round
Gary Woodland (-11) continues to lead the U.S. Open going into the final round by one shot over Justin Rose (-10) after shooting a 3-under 69 on Saturday.
Tiger Etched Himself Into Immortality
Tiger Woods etched himself into immortality with his victory in the 2019 Masters. The success has reignited comparisons between him and Jack Nicklaus.
Djokovic Wins Epic Final
Novak Djokovic won his fifth Wimbledon Championship on Sunday tying him with Bjorn Borg for third-most all-time. The win over 8-time champion Roger Federer lasted 4 hours and 57 minutes the longest match in Wimbledon history.