He became the first man to win back-to-back US Open titles for 29 years, but just a few months ago the thought of winning a second major title couldn't have seemed further away for Brooks Koepka.
Phil Mickelson's "putt-gate" shenanigans at Shinnecock created a firestorm that will haunt his legacy on a tumultuous and controversial third day at the US Open.
He showed why he is ranked the best in the world as Dustin Johnson surged into a four-shot lead heading into the weekend of the 118th US Open at Shinnecock Hills.
They mostly walked off shell-shocked at Shinnecock Hills, humbled by the difficulty of a brutal golf course in US Open conditions.
Tiger Woods is seeking to complete his comeback with a 15th major while Phil Mickelson hopes to finally secure the career grand slam at the U.S. Open this week.
It might lie at the blueblood heart of the Hamptons, but history tells us that a U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills isn't always a genteel tea party.