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Florida State Alum Brooks Koepka wins back to back US Open Championships

He’s the first back to back champion since 1989.

PGA: U.S. Open - Final Round Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Alumnus Brooks Koepka has won back to back U.S. Open titles. He’s the first golfer to do it since Curtis Strange did it in 1989. It’s also the second major championship of his career after joining the tour professionally in 2012.

Koepka is experiencing the most successful run of his career with top 12 finishes in the Masters, the PGA, & the Open Championships along with his two titles all coming after spring 2016. He finished the course at +1 overall after many professionals lambasted the USGA for losing the greens in the first three rounds; a mistake which they admitted and rectified for the final round on Sunday.

Koepka wasn’t the only Seminole competing for a title. Entering Sunday the other Seminole in contention was Daniel Berger and they were both tied for the lead. Berger finished his final round at +6; good for a top 6 finish and the best major finish of his young career.

Koepka joins former Seminole Hubert Green as the only other Seminole to win multiple major championships (Green won the ‘77 US open and then eight years later won the ‘85 PGA Championship).