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Brooks Koepka joins rare club with back-to-back U.S. Open championships

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - Hours before he headed out to Shinnecock Hills to defend his U.S. Open title in the final round Sunday, Brooks Koepka and his buddies had a bench-pressing contest at a local gym.

"He put up 225 (pounds) 14 times on a Sunday; that's pretty impressive," said high school pal Dan Gambill. "I was like, 'What are you, nuts?' We had a bet. His trainer said he couldn't do 15, and he fell short on the 15th."

No matter. Koepka made up for it. At the end of

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