Monday, May 22, 2023

Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship for the third time, for his fifth major title on Sunday at Oak Hill Country Club.

Finishing the week on nine-under par, he was 2 shots ahead of the chasing pack, including Scottie Scheffler, who played a part in an exciting Sunday.

Having opened the tournament with back-to-back rounds of 66, Koepka started the final round with a one-shot lead and made birdies on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th holes to pull three ahead.

Trouble at the par four 6th hole resulted in a bogey, followed by another bogey on 7, but Brooks made four birdies over the course of 7 holes on the back nine to remain on top, showing his true grit and determination.

A par four on the final hole of the tournament confirmed his place once again in the history books.

“This is incredible, this is wild,” Koepka said during his winner’s interview. “I’ll be honest I’m not even sure I dreamed as a kid that I was going to win this many. This is the coolest thing and I’m just happy to do it in front of these New York fans, I love you guys.”

The 33-year-old becomes the seventh male golfer since 1950 to win five majors before the age of 34, with the list including Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

Congratulations to Brooks and his entire team – we are so proud of you!

Scottie Scheffler finished the week in a tie for 2nd position and with that, regained his position on top of the Official World Golf Rankings. Well done, Scottie!