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Lightning strikes twice for Ricky

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Lightning strikes twice for Ricky thumbnailRicky Elliott offers his congratulations to Brooks Koepka after the American retained his U.S Open title.

"UNBELIEVABLE. This is unbelievable - just unbelievable."
Those were the words of Portrush caddie Ricky Elliott after he helped Brooks Koepka retain his U.S. Open title in New York at the weekend.
 The 41-year old, who had a successful career as an amateur player,has been on the bag for Koepka for the last six years.
The duo's victory in the Big Apple means that Elliott has netted over 150,000 for the second year in a row after being Koepka's assistant at Erin Hills a year previous.
 Speaking to ESPN after Sunday's final round, Elliott admitted this year's success was just as good as 2017.
“It is unbelievable. Just as good as last year. I can't really think right now. I am going to try those Heinekens again; they seemed to work last year," he said.
Koepka's participation at America's premier event was seen as a success in itself as the now world number four has struggled with a wrist injury in recent months.
“Our goal was to get back to the U.S. Open. He recovered quickly; he did all his work at home, what he had to do to get fit and healthy again," explained Elliott.
“You know, we were able to play three or four weeks before the U.S. Open and his game just came back pretty good. If you would have said to me in March that we would be playing in the U.S. Open, I would have bit my hand off for it.
“To win it again is just incredible."

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