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U.S. Open: Long-Driving Gary Woodland Putts His Way to Victory

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gary Woodland, a college basketball player turned professional golfer, won the 119th United States Open at Pebble Beach on Sunday. Woodland, who came into the tournament 0 for 30 in golf’s four biggest events, held off three major winners — Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose and Adam Scott — who have spent a combined 37 weeks at the top of the men’s world rankings.

Woodland finished 13 under par, beating Koepka by three strokes.

Koepka, the two-time defending champion and world No. 1, was trying to become the first since William Anderson in 1905 to win three consecutive U.