08 Feb SUNDAY CHARGE SEALS VICTORY FOR KOEPKA AT THE WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN
An incredible chip-in eagle on the seventeenth hole on Sunday, saw Brooks Koepka come from five shots behind at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, to win by one shot and claim his eighth PGA Tour Title.
After a calm front nine from Brooks that included a bogey and an eagle, he started his charge on the back nine with three birdies in a row, beginning at the par-five thirteenth.
Another birdie at fifteen moved him into a tie for the lead at seventeen under par.
A safe 305 yard tee shot on his penultimate hole, ended on the left side of the green, well away from the water. He stood up to his twenty nine yard chip shot, bounced it into the apron of the green and it rolled into the middle of the cup, resulting in a roar from the small gallery of fans that were allowed on the course.
Par on eighteen sealed victory for the four-time major winner and with the final round of sixty five, he added another Waste Management Phoenix Open title to his ever growing resume.
“I felt like I have been playing really well”, Koepka said. “I loved the way I have been playing, even though I was missing cuts. It came down to scoring. I felt like I was playing well all week and knocking on the door and today I just stayed patient”.
“It’s been a wild ride for the last year and a half and very frustrating”, said Brooks. “I’ve had moments where I didn’t know if I was going to be the same, if I could even come back”.
Well Brooks, you looked as great as ever and we are incredibly proud of how you have overcome obstacles this last year!
Special mention must also go to Scottie Scheffler, who finished tied seventh on sixteen under par, having been at the business end of the leaderboard for the whole tournament.