( CNN) He became the first man to win back-to-back US Open designations for 29 years, but just a few months ago the believed to be winning a second major entitle couldn’t have seemed further away for Brooks Koepka.

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

“I was reasonably low-grade. Sitting on that couch eating and gaining 20 pounds isn’t precisely fun — there’s only so much you can do, ” Koepka told CNN after his win at Shinnecock Hills.

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