Brooks Koepka is lurking ominously at the US Open after shooting an opening round of two-under at Torrey Pines, where he’s chasing his fifth major.
The 31-year-old — who won consecutive US Open titles in 2017 and 2018 — fired four birdies on the day and finished two shots behind sole leader Russell Henley on four-under.
“You can’t win it today, but you can definitely lose it,” Koepka said after the round.
“Pretty pleased. Not the best, but I’ll definitely take it.”
His rivalry with Bryson DeChambeau was back in the spotlight, however, this time the shoe was on the other foot.
While fans have regularly called DeChambeau ‘Brooksie’ in recent weeks, USA Today reports that hecklers were calling Koepka ‘Bryson’ during his round in California, where DeChambeau is from.
Meanwhile, Matthew Wolff had a rollercoaster round, shooting a record-equalling eight birdies to…