Brooks Koepka received a short piece of advice from a valuable source on the eve of the final round at the U.S. Open.
Defending champion Dustin Johnson was doing most of the talking.
"It was a long phone call for us — it was like two minutes," Koepka said. "But he just said a few things, and just stay patient. And I'll win if I stay patient and just keep doing what I'm doing."
What he did looked awfully familiar Sunday at Erin Hills, minus any mess involving the rules.
With athleticism and power, and four straight putts over the back nine that allowed him to pull away, Koepka capped off his hardscrabble journey around the world and found stardom...