US Open king Koepka likes the gym…a lot

Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka

Any guesses what Brooks Koepka was doing on the morning he won the US Open at Erin Hills?

How about a good, solid bacon and egg breakfast? He’d just played three tense rounds in three days, after all. Or a swim to loosen up? How about a morning jog? Yoga?

Nope. Koepka wasn’t interested in any of those things. As his coach Claude Harmon showed on Twitter, he was hitting the weights hard at 7am…

The well-built American looks as if he should be playing baseball or football. But it was a car accident when he was just 10 years old that changed his calling, as he was unable to play any contact sports for a summer. During that time, Koepka took up golf.

His weight regime shows on the course, as Koepka overpowered the Erin Hills course with his prodigious length, cruising to a four-stroke win.