By Cork Gaines
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Brooks Koepka birdied three straight holes to win the U.S. Open.
Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about Monday:
Brooks Koepka birdied his third-straight hole to win the US Open. Koepka is the 2017 U.S. Open champion, shooting 16-under and winning by four strokes. On Sunday, Koepka hit 17 of 18 greens, leading to a lot of birdie opportunities. Koepka was tied for the lead after 12 holes. He saved par on 13 to take a one-stroke lead. Then he birdied three straight holes. The final birdie on No. 16 gave Koepka a four-stroke lead and secured his win.
Mexico scored a late equalizer off the hand of a defender in the Confederations Cup. Mexico looked like they were going to lose a heart-breaker in their opening match of the Confederations Cup against powerhouse Portugal. But Hector Moreno scored on a header off of a corner kick in stoppage time. To make the goal even more improbable, Moreno’s header actually came with a defender’s hand draped all over the side of his head.
Nolan Arenado hit a walk-off home run to complete the cycle. When Arenado came to the plate in the ninth inning, the Rockies trailed by one and were down to their final two outs. Arenado also just happened to need a home run to complete the cycle. He got it. Arenado went deep and became the first player in MLB since 2010 to hit for the cycle and hit a walk-off home run.
The Kyle Larson burnout bonus. Larson picked up his second win of the NASCAR season in Michigan on Sunday. It was Larson’s seventh top-two finish in 15 races this NASCAR season and pushed him to the top of the Cup standings. And when Larson wins, his burnouts have become must-see TV. While he left his steering wheel attached this time, he did something else unique: he performed his burnout in victory lane.
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