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Long road: Koepka’s journey now includes a US Open title

ERIN, Wisconsin (AP) The list of places Brooks Koepka had to go to win golf tournaments looks like a page straight out of a travelogue.

Spain. Scotland. Turkey. Japan.

On Sunday, he added Erin Hills in Wisconsin to the list – the stop that made all those frequent flier miles worth it.

The 27-year-old American, who had to leave his home country and join Europe’s minor-league tour to get his career going, won the U.S. Open. He set aside the wind and the pressure to subdue Erin Hills after it finally got some teeth following three rounds of soft greens and prime scoring conditions.