First and foremost, congratulations to Brooks Koepka on his win. However, that is not the point of this article. The point of this article is to truly expose how easy this course played this weekend. U.S. Open and major tournament records were shattered, parts of history we will never get back. Three in particular stand out to me.
Disclaimer - this is not knocking any of the players mentioned
First off, on the first day (first round), Rickie Fowler broke the record for the lowest round (in relation to par) of any U.S. Open first round. Okay, no big deal right? Rickie was on fire. Big whoop. Well, it became a big deal when other records crumbled...
Justin Thomas broke the record of the low round (in relation to par) on Saturday with his -9 63. Fine, again he was on fire. That is understandable. But now two records have been broken? That got a bit funky.
Then Brooks Koepka? The guy ties Rory McIlroy's record for the lowest 72-hole score in U.S. Open history. That is where it hit me.
This course was CLEARLY too easy...