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U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka and his athletic feat

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Bob Koepka grew up playing baseball and basketball, and he was a good enough pitcher to earn his spot in a college rotation at West Virginia Wesleyan. He knew what an athlete looked like back then, and he sure knew what separated a real sport from an activity or hobby masquerading as one.

“And I used to tease the guys in high school when they got a letterman’s jacket for golf,” Koepka said, “because I didn’t think it was a sport.”

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