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PGA Championship

Koepka traces golfing success to Scotland, aims to win Open

It was just five years ago that Brooks Koepka won the Scottish Hydro Challenge to earn a spot on the European Tour.

He's got fond memories of that, and even bigger things in mind in Scotland this week.

"Right now I'm focused on just winning," the two-time U.S. Open champion said Tuesday. "That's the only thing I've got on my mind. Second place just isn't good enough. I finished second a lot and just tired of it."

Koepka was an aspiring young pro in search of his first big break when he came to Europe in 2012 to play the Challenge Tour. He won three times, including the victory in 2013 that got him on the European Tour.

His life has...