Published On: Fri, Jun 14th, 2019

US Open leaderboard LIVE: Justin Rose leads as Brooks Koepka and Tiger Woods struggle | Golf | Sport

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Brooks Koepka is hoping to make it a hat-trick of consecutive US Open titles this weekend.

The American is one of the favourites to win the third Major of the season.

But history is against Koepka as the last person to win three US Opens in a row was Willie Anderson in 1903-05.

“It would be the coolest thing ever to win three in a row with the third one at Pebble,” the world number one said.

“As a kid you always wanted to win a US Open at Pebble.

“You look at the guys that have won here and they are some of the greatest players to have played the game.”

Tiger Woods is expected to be one of Koepka’s closest challengers and he is hoping to follow on from his remarkable victory at the Masters in Augusta.

The 15-time Major winner ended an 11-year drought when he returned from back surgery to don the green jacket for a fifth time.

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And Woods has no plans on slowing down his return to top form as he targets extending his career by another decade.

“Hypothetically if I give myself another 10 years that’s 40 majors,” Woods said.

“The trick is can I keep myself healthy and strong enough considering what my body has been through?

“That’s where I need help with all my trainers and physios and workout regimes, and hopefully I can make that happen.”



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