ERIN, Wis. - Brooks Koepka has won the U.S. Open title for his first major championship.
The 27-year-old Palm Beach County native grabbed control with three straight birdies on the back nine at Erin Hills. He matched Rory McIlroy's U.S. Open record by finishing at 16 under.
Koepka takes home $2.16 million, the largest single-day earnings in golf. He also extends the streak of first-time major winners to seven.
Koepka became the third straight American to win the title. It's the first time that has happened since 1998-2000.
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