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Fox to Air Film on Koepka's 2018 U.S. Open Win on Thanksgiving November 19, 2018 | Liberty Corner, N.J.

Brooks Koepka became the first player since Curtis Strange in 1988-89 to successfully defend his U.S. Open title. (USGA/Jason Miczek)

The USGA and Fox Sports will unveil the film “2018 U.S. Open: Brooks Goes Back-to-Back” on Thanksgiving Day to celebrate and relive the 118th U.S. Open Championship.

Narrated by actor and director Kevin Connolly, the hour-long documentary begins at 3 p.m. EST on FOX (check local listings) prior to the nationally televised NFL game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.

“2018 U.S. Open: Brooks Goes Back to Back” chronicles Brooks Koepka’s path to claiming his second consecutive U.S. Open title at iconic Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. Featuring never-before-seen footage of Koepka at his home in Florida, the film explores his comeback from a serious wrist injury while handling the elevated expectations that come with being the defending champion.

Two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange (1988-89), who was the last player to win back-to-back championships before Koepka, provides commentary on the strategy, mindset and determination it takes to pull off the rare triumph, which has only been achieved seven times in history.  

Produced by South District Films, “2018 U.S. Open: Brooks Goes Back-to-Back” highlights the storylines, inspirational moments and spirited performances of the 118th championship. FOX analysts Brad Faxon, Paul Azinger and Shane Bacon provide additional insights on Shinnecock Hills and the quest to conquer golf’s ultimate test.

For a preview, click the trailer below:

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