Gary Woodland won the 119th U.S. Open Sunday at Pebble Beach for his first major victory. Woodland finished 13-under par to win by three shots over two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka. It was the lowest 72-hold score in six U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach. The 35-year old Woodland won $2.2 million.
Koepka was attempting to match a 114-year old record with his third consecutive Open title. He became the first player to finish all four rounds in the 60’s – and not win.
Viktor Hovland of Norway broke Jack Nicklaus’ record for the lowest score for an amateur with a 4-under 280 four-day total. He broke the record Nicklaus set in 1960 by two strokes. Hovland completed an amateur career that featured a 2018 U.S. Amateur victory at Pebble Beach, a team collegiate title and was the low amateur at the Masters in April.