NCGA PLUS

JUL 2019

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T he 35-year-old Kansas native, who was 0-for-7 when holding a 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour, captured the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links by three shots over two- time defending champ Brooks Koepka. By carding a final round 2-under-par 69, Woodland became the fourth player to claim the U.S. Open title with four sub-70 rounds. He's also the second Open winner at Pebble Beach to post a double-digit under-par score (13-under 271), joining Tiger Woods (12-under 272) who won the 2000 championship by a record 15 strokes. "I just kept telling myself that records are meant to be broken," Woodland said. Recent Stanford grad Brandon Wu (inset), who finished second at the 2014 NCGA Amateur Stroke Play Championship, flirted with low amateur honors before finishing second to 2018 U.S. Amateur champ Viktor Hovland. USGA U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP No Longer Has To Answer Questions About Not Being Able To Win a Major Championship.

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