While there wasn't an American near the top of the leaderboard, Donald Trump was happy. His course looked beautiful and his wife (in a summery white dress) looked beautiful and after about a decade of heavy wooing he had the most important event in women's golf at the place he considers his true home.
My proposal: The best minds at the major golf associations working with the top ball manufacturers to produce a ball that would be used only in the majors. The basic goal can be easily stated: it maxes out at about 300 yards.
Jim Mackay had a handle on his boss in ways that nobody else in the golfer's inner circle had. You take a half-crazy artistic genius like Phil Mickelson and you need someone of boundless patience to help him achieve what he can achieve.
Your scoreboard totals are correct: Brooks Koepka won a U.S. Open by shooting 16 under par. Yikes. Seventy-two holes, no double bogeys. That tells you that he never followed up one mistake with another. That's a hallmark of golfing intelligence.
It was an incredibly uninteresting day of golf. TGIF! Fridays at U.S. Opens are supposed to be boring. We're playing for the national championship here, people. Such a serious pursuit requires the gents to avoid making bogeys. Which is kind of boring and also very great.