Brooks Koepka Wins the Second Major of the Year to Tiger Woods at PGA | refuse golf news

Brooks Koepka Wins the Second Major of the Year to Tiger Woods at PGA | refuse golf news

Last updated: 13/08/18 12:39

Brooks Koepka held off from Tiger Woods and Adam Scott and secured the PGA Championship title after a bumpy final day of the big season.

Double US Open champion and Scott were tied with four remaining holes at the top, Woods just one back and two holes ahead, but Koepka then shot Birthday-Putts 15 and 16 holes, claiming his third win of the last seven majors with a two-shot margin.

Brooks Koepka made two important late birdies for a two-shot win

Brooks Koepka made two important late birdies for a two-shot win

Gallant charges of open champ Francesco Molinari and Ryder Cup hopeful Thomas Pieters came only briefly, while Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler were unable to keep up with the leaders on the track.

Koepka's impressive serenity under tremendous pressure allowed him to become only the fifth player in history after Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen won the US Open and PGA Championship in the same year, and he was only the fifth American you will win at least three majors before the age of 29 years.

Tiger Woods thrilled the fans with his best final round in every major

Tiger Woods thrilled the fans with his best final round in every major

With a two-shot advantage over night, Koepka made a confident start when he opened the birdie ravishly from eight feet away to birdie, but the chases in the fourth and fifth races led to boogies and reduced his advantage to one.

But as the leaderboard lay behind him more and more, with 30 players within five shots from the lead in the middle of the round, Koepka proved his main quality when he came back with three consecutive birdies from seventh, which covered an outside 33.

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How the drama of the fourth day developed at the PGA Championship in Bellerive

But after good par parades at 10 and 11 Koepka missed on the next two greens great birdie opportunities and found himself suddenly with a resurgent Scott, who shot at the 13th hole from six feet holes, for his fifth birdie in seven holes the turn.

Woods, however, was looking for a first big win in over 10 years when he was 32 with four birdies and a bogey, and he moved within one of Koepka with further wins at 12 and 13 to rattle the pulses Die huge galleries follow the 42-year-olds.

Adam Scott was tied for the lead with four to play

Adam Scott was tied for the lead with four to play

The 14-time major champion missed 14 points before taking the shot when he landed just one meter in front of the hole with a fantastic second, but Woods' chances eventually came to an end.

Woods Ball avoided the water and gave him a chance to drill it back into the fairway, but since he needed a birdie to catch Koepka, he pulled his third into a green bunker and finally managed to keep Par out of 10 feet.

Woods birded the last and ended in the immediate second

Woods birded the last and ended in the immediate second

He raised the roof once more when he triggered a 20-foot putt for a final birdie at 18, a 64 and a card below 14, but Woods' lowest final round of his great career was not enough to make the nerveless To deny Koepka.

After Koepka slipped back to 15 and 16 for his earlier 10-foot, 6-foot birdie-puttings, he offered a glimmer of hope to game partner Scott when he misinterpreted his putt for a four on the 17th, but the Australian could not take advantage of it pull as he licked up close.

Koepka is only the fifth man to win US Open and PGA titles in the same year

Koepka is only the fifth man to win US Open and PGA titles in the same year

Scott, who had only placed a top-10 in his last 13 starts, then pulled his drive away the last time and could not save a par to make sure Woods alone came second in the championship.

His final bouts relieved pressure on Koepka, who drilled his drive right into the middle of the fairway and certainly found the green with his second, before a cast-iron two-putt par under parried his second 66 of the weekend for a win of 16 the 100th PGA Championship in its 100th start on the PGA Tour.

Thomas Pieters made a crucial mistake on the 17th

Thomas Pieters made a crucial mistake on the 17th

Stewart Cink enjoyed his first top ten placement in a major after denying Tom Watson at The Open 2009 as he stole the last two holes and a 67er alongside Jon Rahm, whose feeble hopes were dashed by a bogey-six finished on the 17th.

Pieters certainly made sure he scored in the clubhouse when three consecutive birdies came from 14th to six under the day and 12 under the tournament, but on the 17th he found water twice and ran an expensive double bogey seven.

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The Belgian defeated the latter with 66 points and a sixth with Molinari (67), Thomas (68) and half leader Gary Woodland (69), while Rafa Cabrera Bello and Tyrrell Hatton both fire with scintillating 64 to complete the top. 10 to nine under par.

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