Brooks Koepka came extremely close to doing something that hadn’t been done in more than 100 years today, as the two-time U.S. Open champion almost made it three straight.
The four-time major champion finished in second place at Pebble Beach this weekend, finishing three strokes back of the champ, Gary Woodland.
Koepka fell just a bit short of a three-peat, which hadn’t been done since 1905, when Willie Anderson won three in a row.
The 2019 PGA Championship winner was understandably frustrated with his finish (he missed a makable birdie putt on No. 18), but he still showed great sportsmanship in defeat.
Video shows Koepka waiting off the No. 18 green with the gallery so he could give Woodland proper congratulations.
Classy move from Brooks Koepka who came in second at the #USOpen 👏👏
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) June 17, 2019
Well done, Brooks.
And congrats to Gary, who won his first major championship.