Brooks Koepka holds off Tiger Woods to win US PGA Championship

Dean Simpson
August 20, 2018

Tiger Woods during the final round of the PGA Championship.

Four others who previously clinched positions were top-ranked Dustin Johnson, reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed, third-ranked 2017 PGA victor Justin Thomas and second-ranked Brooks Koepka, this year's PGA Championship and US Open victor.

That was just weeks after Tiger was in contention again, this time at The Open Championship where he finished sixth.

US Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk unveiled the first eight members of his squad on Monday, with the potential of a captain's pick remaining to add Tiger Woods to the lineup.

Faldo told how at the 2017 Masters champions dinner he heard Woods tell another Masters victor that he was done with the game.

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.

The victory means that Koepka has won the US Open and the PGA Championship in the same year, a feat that has only been achieved by Woods, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus.

"And so at the beginning of the year, if you said I would have a legitimate chance to win the last two major championships?" "I'm going to be there either way". "Because no one's ever had a fused spine hitting it like I'm hitting it", he said. I didn't know how many tournaments I would play this year or if I would even play. And I'm just very pleased at what I've done so far and now to be part of the Ryder Cup conversation, going from where I've come from to now in the a year ago, it's been pretty cool. "So it's been a hell of a process for sure".

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