Brooks Koepka started Sunday ahead of 10 players within four shot s off the lead. Tiger Woods created roars, defending champion Justin Thomas challenged and Adam Scott pulled even. However, Koepka held off all challengers at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.
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. Moreover, Koepka is the fifth player in history to win the U.S. Open and the U.S. PGA Championship in the same year, along with Gene Sarazen (1922), Ben Hogan (1948), Jack Nicklaus (1980) and Tiger Woods (2000).
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.
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