( CNN) He took the road less traveled and it made all the difference as Brooks Koepka clinched his maiden major title at the 117 th US Open.

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The 27 -year-old American, who cut his pro teeth on Europe’s second-tier tour, triumphed by four hits over fellow American Brian Harman and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama at Erin Hills, Wisconsin, Sunday.