Brooks Koepka wins 2018 PGA Championship
Brooks Koepka completed a double-dip at the 100th PGA Championship. With his win at the 2018 PGA Championship, Koepka is the first golfer since Jordan Spieth in 2015 to win two majors in one year.
Koepka started Sunday ahead of 10 players within four shots off the lead. Tiger Woods created roars, defending champion Justin Thomas challenged and Adam Scott pulled even. But Koepka held off all challengers at Bellerive Country Club.
With his 264, Koepka set the record for the lowest 72-hole score in a PGA Championship. David Toms had the record with his 265 in 2001.
Koepka has now won three of the last six majors he's started, with the PGA Championship win joining his consecutive wins at the U.S. Open. Of his four PGA Tour wins, three are majors. His other win was at the 2015 Waste Management Open.
Even with Tiger and Scott pushing Koepka, the 28-year-old didn't falter. He went 33 on the front 9 and then holed pars five holes in a row.
With the solo lead no longer his when Scott birdied No. 13, Koepka answered with birdies of his own on the 15th and 16th to regain the solo lead for good.
Koepka is the fifth player in history to win the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship in the same year:
- Gene Sarazen, 1922
- Ben Hogan, 1948
- Jack Nicklaus, 1980
- Tiger Woods, 2000
- Brooks Koepka, 2018