With the U.S. Open wrapping up this weekend, it’s only fitting to review the highlights of this weekend. One of the things that makes the Open special is the fact that it is truly Open to all. This was apparent from the beginning with big man Kyle Westmoreland, a former service member, making his first professional start in a Major Championship.
Westmoreland was the first graduate of the United States Air Force Academy to play in a Major Championship. Not only did he first play in the Major, but he also actually made the cut as well. This was not a one time performance and even though he finished with a score of +14 and tied for 68th, I imagine this is not the last we will see of Westmoreland.
As for the top of the leaderboard there was Jon Rahm, the first Spaniard to win the U.S. Open. It was also fitting that he won the championship on Father’s Day being a father himself for the first time also makes it even more special. Rahm made a big comeback here on the last day shooting four under par for a total score of six under par.
Louis Oosthuizen was sitting on top of the leaderboard before the final day got kicked off, but he didn’t make any moves at all. Even with his stellar eagle to finish off the events on Saturday, he played Sunday just to even par. I’m sure that he’s going to regret that one for a while, but still everyone is happy for Rahm regardless.
With the first win of the U.S. Open by a Spaniard and Rahm’s first Major win himself, it was certainly a tournament for the ages. It will certainly be fun to watch this tournament again next year as well. Until then, go play some golf!