Brooks Koepka: From gaining 20 pounds to back-to-back US Open designations

( CNN) He became the first man to win back-to-back US Open claims for 29 times, but just a few months ago the “ve thought about” triumphing two seconds major designation couldn’t have seemed further below for Brooks Koepka.

The 28 -year-old Floridian triumphed by one shot over England’s Tommy Fleetwood on an absorbing afternoon to back up his breakthrough major victory at Erin Hills 12 months ago, having only recently recovered from a wrist injury that had deterred him housebound for long periods.

“I was jolly low-pitched. Sitting on that couch eating and gaining 20 pounds isn’t precisely recreation — there’s simply so much you can do, ” Koepka told CNN after his victory at Shinnecock Hills.

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