Brooks Koepka is inconceivable to overlook now, successful the PGA Championship on Sunday with machine-like precision to associate with his back-to-back U.S. Open titles.
And it nonetheless felt like he was the second billing to Tiger Woods.
With roars for Woods unheard anyplace this facet of Augusta Nationwide, Koepka saved his cool and ran off two birdies on the again 9 at Bellerive proper after Woods closed inside one shot. Koepka closed with a 4-under 66 for a two-shot victory, making him solely the fifth participant to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the identical 12 months.
Even with two bogeys, Woods shot 64 for his lowest last spherical in a serious. It was his seventh runner-up end.
“I performed laborious,” Woods stated. “I made a little bit of a run. It seems to be like I am going to come up a bit brief.”
Koepka was answerable for that.
After losing one probability to put it away, Koepka ran saved attacking flags and ran in birdie putts of 10 ft on No. 15 and seven ft on No. 16 to finish the drama. He tapped in for par on the ultimate gap to set the PGA Championship scoring document at 264.
It additionally tied the foremost championship document that Henrik Stenson set at Royal Troon two years in the past within the British Open.
Adam Scott hung round by making huge putts, identical to he hoped, and was tied for the lead till Koepka’s birdies. They each missed 6-foot birdies on the 17th, and Scott had to accept third when he bogeyed the ultimate gap for a 67.
The St. Louis followers waited 17 years to see Woods, and he delivered a efficiency that took golf again in time.
With out hitting a fairway on the entrance 9, Woods reduce the four-shot deficit to two. Dialed in on the again 9, he hit his method to a foot on the 15th gap to get inside one shot. Koepka heard all of it and answered with nice pictures of his personal, lastly changing the birdies to draw back.