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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Brooks Koepka made his high school golf team at Wellington Christian in South Florida at the precocious age of 12. On the drive home from his first match, after shooting a 41 for nine holes, young Brooks informed his parents of his life plan: he was going to drop out of school in about four years and turn pro.

Bob Koepka pulled the car to the side of the road and supplied an immediate reality check.

“You’re going to go to high school,” Bob told Brooks. “You’re going to college. And then if you’re good enough, you can turn pro.”

The car pullover lecture is a quintessential Dad Move, and Bob Koepka told the story of it Sunday evening while enjoying the best Father’s Day of his life. He told the story not far from the 18th green at Shinnecock Hills, where he hugged his son when he walked off with a second straight U.S. Open. His boy went to high school, went to college (Florida State), and now has become the first repeat Open champion since Curtis Strange in 1988-89.

Bob and Brooks’ stepmom, Sherry, missed last year’s victory at Erin Hills, watching it on TV at home when they couldn’t find lodging within 30 miles of the course. They weren’t going to miss this one.

“He’s the one who got me started in golf,” Brooks said. “It’s so cool to have him here this week.”

They were present to see “Back-to-Back Brooks” live out the lesson Bob delivered on the side of the road 16 years ago: One step at a time.

There was no shortcut to pro golf at age 16, and there are no shortcuts to winning a U.S. Open. Especially this U.S. Open, on a merciless course that refused to allow a single golfer to break par for the tournament. Grandiose visions of a birdie avalanche are a waste of time. Winning at Shinnecock required laser focus on finding fairways, hitting greens and rolling putts, one hole after another.

“Keep parring it to death,” Koepka said.

If pars lack flair, well, so does Koepka. He’s as emotional as a fish on the course.

“He has the perfect demeanor for what he does,” Sherry Koepka said.

Parring the course to death was a markedly different approach to last year’s Open, when Erin Hills rolled over and played dead. Koepka shot 16-under par there, a heretical number in a championship that traditionally mauls the golfers.

Winning a second straight Open is wildly impressive, something accomplished only by Koepka, Strange and Ben Hogan since the 1930s. Winning a second straight Open in a completely different manner than the first one is a stamp of greatness for the 28-year-old Koepka.

When he won in 2017, plenty of people downplayed the victory as the result of an overly compliant course. That was music to his ears.

“I always feel like I’m overlooked,” he said afterward. “I couldn’t care less. I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing.”

Said Bob: “He knows how to put that little chip on his shoulder. Anytime you put a challenge in front of him, he has a way of stepping up.”

There is no downplaying this Open title, no dismissing it as a product of a gimmicky course. Shinnecock dismissed Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth on Friday, provoked Phil Mickelson to break the rules on Saturday and then bowed down to Brooks Koepka on Sunday.

It sure didn’t look like this repeat would happen earlier this year. Wrist surgery put Koepka on the shelf for four months. Missing the Masters in April made him realize how much he missed playing.

Being ignored by many of his colleagues made it worse. Koepka said the only players who reached out to him while he was off the tour were Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Mickelson.

“Those are the only guys that texted me,” he said. “You make a lot of friends out here, and you feel like a lot of them, you just get forgotten.”

He was gone, forgotten – but hardly done. Remarkably, his swing was in tune from the first moment he was cleared to hit balls. There was scant rust to scrape off. Koepka missed the cut in his first tournament back, made the weekend in his second, then finished tied for 11th at The Players Championship in mid-May.

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At that point, he figured he was ready to win again. But in the early stages of the second round here, Koepka looked like one of the least likely candidates to win.

He opened with a 75, putting him six shots behind the leaders heading into Friday. Then Koepka bogeyed two of his first four holes, floated to seven-over par, and was flirting with missing the cut.

Then it turned. Koepka played the rest of that round in six-under par, soaring up the leaderboard and into contention. Still, he was five shots behind 2016 Open champion, world No. 1 golfer and close friend Johnson.

In the Shinnecock media tent, the coronation of Johnson was underway Friday. He led by four shots and made it look easy while everyone else was flailing. The only problem is that Johnson’s game skipped the weekend — he shot 77 Saturday to come back to the field, and 70 Sunday.

Koepka and Johnson played together Sunday — two strong, silent types who might be the most physically impressive players on the Tour. They hit the gym together Sunday morning for a workout — then barely spoke during their round together.

“We’re both competitive,” Koepka said.

While Johnson started with four straight pars, running in place, Koepka birdied three of the first five holes to take a lead he would never relinquish. He had his game face on.

“My wife always says, ‘He’s got that Koepka look,’ ” Bob Koepka said. “He carries himself with a ton of confidence.”

Through 10 holes Sunday, Koepka had the look of a winner. Then things got rocky, and he had to save himself. A bad tee shot on the par-3 11th hole wound up over the green, down the hill and in gnarly rough.

“I would have taken double from there,” he said. “That was jail.”

He got out with a light sentence. Koepka purposefully hit the comebacker hard to make sure the ball didn’t roll back down the hill, and it wound up in a bunker on the other side of the green. He blasted to 12½ feet, then rolled in the first of a succession of clutch putts.

A six-footer for par salvaged the 12th hole, and then he drained an eight-footer for another par on 14. By this time, Tommy Fleetwood had been in the clubhouse with a 63 and was lurking just a shot behind — but Koepka never let him get a tie for the lead.

After a birdie on 16, Koepka had the cushion he needed. All that remained was to navigate the last two holes, then walk off into the embrace of his dad.

It had been some week for Bob and Sherry Koepka, who arrived in New York on June 9 and went to Belmont Park to see Justify win the Triple Crown. Then they hunkered down on Long Island to see their son make some sporting history of his own.

After Bob held court with a few reporters near the Shinnecock clubhouse, he thanked them for their time. Before heading to the trophy presentation, he offered one last thought.

“I hope you guys have a happy Father’s Day,” Bob Koepka said. “I think I’m one-up on you.”

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With the 2018 U.S. Open starting this week, you’re going to see plenty of statistics and data flying around regarding this country’s national championship. Heck, the broadcast alone will have copious amounts of yardages and angles along with all manner of information to consume.

As for what you need to know before the U.S. Open begins with first-round action on Thursday, we have you covered.

Here are 10 figures you need to know about this year’s U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York.

2: Golfers who have made the cut at the last five U.S. Opens. Their names are Matt Kuchar and Sergio Garcia. That’s it. There are 17 others who have made the cut at four of them, but Garcia and Kuchar are the only ones who have hit the weekend at all five.

2: Also, golfers with a sub-70 first round scoring average over the last five Opens (minimum three played). This one surprised me a bit. Not because of the number but the names. Dustin Johnson is first at 69.4. The other is reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed at 69.8.

9,049: Entries into this year’s U.S. Open. The eighth-most ever.

4: Golfers with an average finish of 10th or better in the last five U.S. Opens when making the cut (minimum three cuts made). Here they are along with their average finish.

  • Rickie Fowler: 5.7 (three cuts made)
  • Jason Day: 5.8 (four cuts made)
  • Brooks Koepka: 9 (four cuts made)
  • Jason Dufner: 10 (three cuts made)

27: Major champions playing in this year’s U.S. Open, which means 17 percent of the field has a major championship in their pocket.

10: Golfers who have made 100 percent of cuts in U.S. Opens they’ve played over the last five years. We’ve already looked at two of them in Garcia and Kuchar, but here are the rest.

  • Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar: 5
  • Brooks Koepka, Kevin Na: 4
  • Steve Stricker, David Lingmerth, Ian Poulter, Daniel Summerhays, Harris English, Matthew Fitzpatrick: 3

Interestingly, only Fitzpatrick, Poulter, Stricker, Koepka, Kuchar and Garcia are in the field this year out of the aforementioned group.

7,440: Yards the U.S. Open will play at Shinnecock this year. At that number, it would not be one of the 10 longest setups in U.S. Open history. Erin Hills in all four rounds holds the top four spots on the list with Round 1 tipping out at 7,845, which is the longest in the tournament’s history.

5: Golfers who will have competed in the last three U.S. Opens at Shinnecock (including this one). Kenny Perry, Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are the five.

1: Golfers who have made the cut at at least four of the last five U.S. Opens and played those events under par. The only one is Koepka, who was 16 under at last year’s edition at Erin Hills.

  • Brooks Koepka: -8 overall (4 cuts made)
  • Brandt Snedeker: +3 (4)
  • Jason Day: +6 (4)
  • Hideki Matsuyama: +6 (4)
  • Jim Furyk: +6 (4)
  • Louis Oosthuizen: +9 (4)
  • Jordan Spieth: +9 (4)
  • Dustin Johnson: +10 (4)
  • Kevin Na: +12 (4)
  • Adam Scott: +20 (4)
  • Martin Kaymer: +20 (4)
  • Matt Kuchar: +21 (5)
  • Sergio Garcia: +22 (5)
  • Billy Horschel: +23 (4)
  • Zach Johnson: +25 (4)
  • Ernie Els: +31 (4)
  • Webb Simpson: +32 (4)
  • Paul Casey: +33 (4)
  • Lee Westwood: +33 (4)

25: Els has the most current consecutive appearances in this championship; this year will be No. 26. Mickelson has the most appearances overall with 26; this year will be No. 27.

SOURCE:  CBS Sports