It’s certainly not easy to get ahead of Tiger Woods when he’s in his full action. But the American native did it. Brooks Koepka won his second major of 2018 and his third in 14 months at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Leading with two shots, the US Open champion shot a four-under 66 to win by two on 16 under par. Koepka is the first golfer since Jordan Spieth in 2015 to win two majors in one year.
The fans were rooting for their all-time favourite, Tiger Woods, as he pushed for a first major since 2008, falling short despite a final-day 64. In posting his lowest three consecutive rounds at a major (66-66-64) and lowest weekend score at a major (10-under 130) — as in ever — the 14-time major champion would finish second, his best showing at a major since his runner-up finish at the PGA Championship in 2009.
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 who just won the PGA and U.S. Open in the same season, is the only other four men to do that are Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen.