Florida Native Brooks Koepka Holds Off Tiger Woods By Two Strokes To Claim PGA Championship
By PGA // August 12, 2018
Koepka: first golfer since Jordan Spieth in 2015 to win two majors in one year
ABOVE VIDEO: Brooks Koepka’s final round highlights from 2018 PGA Championship. (PGA Video)
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (PGA) – Brooks Koepka completed a double-dip at the 100th PGA Championship. With his win at the 2018 PGA Championship, Koepka is the first golfer since Jordan Spieth in 2015 to win two majors in one year.
Koepka started Sunday ahead of 10 players within four shots off the lead. Tiger Woods created roars, defending champion Justin Thomas challenged and Adam Scott pulled even. But Koepka held off all challengers at Bellerive Country Club.
Koepka has now won three of the last six majors he’s started, with the PGA Championship win joining his consecutive wins at the U.S. Open. Of his four PGA Tour wins, three are majors. His other win was at the 2015 Waste Management Open.
Even with Tiger and Scott pushing Koepka, the 28-year-old didn’t falter. He went 33 on the front 9 and then holed pars five holes in a row.
ABOVE VIDEO: Tiger Woods breaks down his final round 64 at 2018 PGA Championship
With the solo lead no longer his when Scott birdied No. 13, Koepka answered with birdies of his own on the 15th and 16th to regain the solo lead for good.
Koepka is the fifth player in history to win the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship in the same year:
– Gene Sarazen, 1922
– Ben Hogan, 1948
– Jack Nicklaus, 1980
– Tiger Woods, 2000
– Brooks Koepka, 2018
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