Athlete roots run low for new US Open champ Brooks Koepka

11:01 PM ET


ERIN, Wis. — Bob Koepka was great on a phone, and because a ruin not? He was an aged college pitcher out of West Virginia Wesleyan, and he had only watched his son chuck a ideal diversion during a U.S. Open.

Coaches had prolonged ago likely this would happen. Brooks Koepka himself had sensitive his aged male as a center schooler that he would someday be large things on a PGA Tour, and a prophesy that came to be on Father’s Day during Erin Hills buckled a world’s proudest father as he watched from his home in Atlantis, Florida.

“I only wish each father out there gets to knowledge something like this,” Bob Koepka pronounced as he attempted and unsuccessful to stop a inundate of emotions soaking over him. “I don’t even know what to say. This is a best feeling in a world.”

Bob talked to a comparison of his dual boys Sunday morning and suggested him to keep attack greens, to keep doing accurately what he’d finished to put himself in contention. Brooks positive his father that he felt intensely assured in his chances to spike down his initial vital victory.

“Hey,” Bob Koepka told his child before unresolved up, “do me a favor. we need a prize for Father’s Day. Do me a preference and move one back.”

As Bob Koepka watched a prophecy come to life, watched his child travel adult 18, he flashed behind to that day a 13-year-old Brooks kick him for a bar championship. That day he cried behind his sunglasses and told Brooks to suffer a travel adult to a final green.

“I suspicion it was his when he done his [birdie] putt during 15,” Bob pronounced Sunday night by phone. “But when he was walking adult 18, that’s when it unequivocally strike me. As a father, that felt flattering damn good.”

Brooks Koepka wasn’t about to leave a prize in his hotel room this time. He took a two-minute pep speak from Johnson on Saturday night, a longer pep speak from his father Sunday morning, and afterwards played a many overwhelming golf of his life. His aged male wanted this special Father’s Day present badly, and Brooks couldn’t let him down.

“I didn’t get him a card,” he said, “so we unequivocally wish this works.”

The day Brooks Koepka becomes a father is a day he’ll know only how ideally this worked.


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