Brooks Koepka wins second-consecutive U.S. Open
Dustin Johnson claims No. 1 spot in FedExCup standings with third-place finish
ATLANTA – Brooks Koepka earned back-to-back victories in the U.S. Open with a 2-under 68 in the final round at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York to edge England’s Tommy Fleetwood by one stroke. Koepka, now a three-time PGA TOUR winner, is the first player since Curtis Strange (1988-89) to successfully defend his U.S. Open title.
With his win, Koepka earned 600 FedExCup points to jump from No. 46 to No. 13 in the FedExCup standings. Prior to his second career major title, it had been a season marred by injury for the 28-year-old, who competed in the first event of the calendar year in Maui, Hawaii before shutting it down until late April when he made his return at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (CUT). Koepka then added strong finishes at both THE PLAYERS Championship (T11), where he made an albatross at the par-5 16th in the final round, and a runner-up result at the Fort Worth Invitational to move into the top 50 in the FedExCup standings.
Koepka is in search of a third trip to the TOUR Championship in his fifth year on the PGA TOUR and will look to improve on his career-best 10th-place finish in the final FedExCup standings a year ago. In two previous appearances at East Lake, Koepka’s best result in a solo sixth in 2017.
In the FedExCup era (2007-present), the U.S. Open champion has qualified for the TOUR Championship seven out of 11 years, including the previous six. Angel Cabrera (2007), Graeme McDowell (2010) and Rory McIlroy (2011) were non-members at the time of their U.S. Open victories, while Tiger Woods (2008) was out due to injury. Koepka will look to join Jordan Spieth (2015) as the only player to win both the U.S. Open and the TOUR Championship in the same season.
Defending TOUR Championship winner Schauffele shot a final-round 68 to finish T6 for his second top-10 in as many starts in the U.S. Open (T5/2017). The finish bumped Schauffele five spots in the FedExCup standings to No. 32 and on the cusp of moving inside the coveted top 30. Since 2007, only three TOUR Championship winners have made it to East Lake the following season (2009/Phil Mickelson, 2012/Brandt Snedeker, 2015/Jordan Spieth).
Dustin Johnson is the new FedExCup standings leader after a third-place finish at Shinnecock Hills, where he held a four-stroke lead through 36 holes. Johnson, who won the FedEx St. Jude Classic the week prior to the U.S. Open, overtook 2017 FedExCup champion Justin Thomas, who had held the top spot in the standings for the past 16 weeks. Thomas finished T25 at the U.S. Open.
With nine weeks remaining until the start of the FedExCup Playoffs, here’s a look at the current top 30 in the FedExCup standings.