Brooks Koepka holds off Tiger Woods, Adam Scott to win PGA Championship
Brooks Koepka secured his standing as one of the most absolute best golfers on the earth Sunday as he received his 3rd main in 14 months on the PGA Championship at Bellerive County Membership out of doors St. Louis.
Koepka, who effectively defended his U.S. Open identify at Shinnecock Hills in June, shot a final-round 66 to carry off Tiger Woods (64) by means of two photographs. Adam Scott shot 67 to complete on my own in 3rd, a shot at the back of Woods.
Koepka is the primary guy to win two majors in the similar calendar yr since Jordan Spieth received the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015. He’s the primary guy to drag off the U.S. Open-PGA Championship double since Woods in 2000.
Koepka had began the general around two photographs forward of Scott, who used to be enjoying with a heavy center after fellow Australian professional Jarrod Lyle died of most cancers previous this week. The Florida local seemed to be in command midway throughout the around, weathering bogeys at Four and five to take a three-shot lead over Scott on the flip.
However Scott rallied on the identical time that Koepka’s contact with the putter abandoned him. The Australian birdied 10, 12, and 13, whilst Koepka ignored brief birdie putts at 12, 13, and 14.
With Koepka caught in impartial, Woods placed on a rate and despatched the galleries right into a frenzy when he birdied the par-Four 15th to get inside of a shot of the lead after sticking his 2d shot inside of a foot of the flagstick.
Then again, Koepka regained regulate of the championship at the 15th hollow, when he drilled a 10-foot birdie putt into the middle of the cup to take a one-shot lead. He added to his merit on the par-Three 16th, when he caught his tee shot to within seven toes of the outlet, then tired the following birdie putt.
Scott had one final likelihood to pressure some drama at the final hollow, however a six-foot birdie putt at the 17th inexperienced that may have put him inside of one shot of Koepka curled broad of the cup. He then bogeyed the general hollow to slide out of a tie for 2d.
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