Brooks Koepka wins 3rd PGA Championship

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ROCHESTER, NY — Brooks Koepka is once again the king of New York.

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After an uncharacteristic stumble at the Masters tournament last month, this generation’s most reliable closer vowed it would never happen again. On Sunday at Oak Hill in Rochester, NY, Koepka kept his word to win his third PGA championship, earning his fifth major championship, New York State’s third.

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Koepka completed two consecutive 66s with a three-under par 67 on the final round to hit nine under par, two shots ahead of Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler. After blaming Augusta’s slip on Sunday for playing too defensively, Koepka turned back the clock and showed his famous moxie by birdie three of the first four holes at Oak Hill. Koepka’s quick start put him ahead of his playing partner Hovland and Canada’s Corey Conners, who both started the day just one shot behind.

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Only Jack Nicklaus (5), Walter Hagen (5) and Tiger Woods (4) have won more PGA championships. Koepka now sits 15th all-time in major championship wins and joins a group of now six players with five majors, including Seve Ballesteros, Byron Nelson and Peter Thomson.

After three great days at Oak Hill, Conners stumbled badly on Sunday as he scored five over 75 points and moved up to 12th on even par.

Club pro Michael Block’s Cinderella story continued as the 46-year-old hit a hole-in-one on the 15th hole to finish 15th with a tie.



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