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BROOKS WAS HERE...the famous words etched into the ceiling beam of a run down halfway house meant for grifters and recovering ex cons in one of the greatest movies of all time, seem to be the most appropriate for this US Open. Brooks sauntered around Erin Hills like a mini-DJ and not only etched his name on the trophy but also in the history books by tying Rory McIlory's all time scoring record at Congressional. From the start Rickie thrilled us right out of the gates and Justin Thomas followed it up by shutting Johnny Miller up with a record tying 63 as conditions were softer and less windy than expected throughout the week. Until the final day that is as the winds turned up and so did the number of bogeys at Erin Hills. All in all, the course was gorgeous and proved to be plenty worthy a test for the world's best (especially since most of them went home early) and while the USGA didn't screw anything up this year, they did somehow end up taking the blame for too much scoring on a course that was too much for DJ/Day/Rahm/Rose/Scott/Stenson among plenty of others. I say it was nice to see guys getting rewarded for great shots and go on runs, but I doubt the USGA will set up next years venue quite as "scoreable". Either way last week is in the books and onto the next week and our next shot at glory.

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