Brooks Koepka holds off an inspired performance from Tiger Woods to register a two-shot victory at the US PGA Championship.
Filed: Monday, August 13, 2018 at 00:28 UK
Last Updated: Monday, August 13, 2018 at 00:30 UK
Koepka – who claimed the US Open in June – held a two-shot lead heading into the final round, and the American ended the tournament at Bellervire by emerging victorious by the same margin after producing a 66.
However, while the 28-year-old was calmness personified in claiming his third Major crown, it was Woods who captivated the crowd with seven birdies from his first 15 holes to get to within one shot of the lead.
A fine par save at 17 and a 19-foot birdie putt on the last kept Woods’s hopes alive, but Koepka was faultness on the back nine and it proved crucial in securing the victory.
US PGA CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERBOARD
1. Brooks Koepka (-16)
2. Tiger Woods (-14)
3. Adam Scott (-13)
4. Stewart Cink (-11)
= Jon Rahm (-11)
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