Brooks Koepka beats Adam Scott, Tiger Woods to win US PGA Championship, claims third major

American Brooks Koepka has won his third major golf championship, outlasting Adam Scott and Tiger Woods to claim the PGA Championship trophy.

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Brooks Koepka didn’t read any of the potential scripts at Bellerive Country Club.

For Australians, a second major victory to Adam Scott would not only be a script worth reading but one particularly poignant after the heartbreaking death of Jarrod Lyle earlier in the week.

And then there was the Tiger Woods script.

Just like at The Open, Woods was once again in contention in a major but this time the roars from golf fans were deafening as the 14-time major champion made birdie after birdie to storm up the leaderboard.

Unlike The Open, Woods never took a share of the lead but did get within a stroke of the lead during the back nine which had American, and world golf fans on the edge of their seat.

But Koepka was reading from his own script which read that as Scott drew level and Woods was storming up the leaderboard, he would make clutch birdies at the 15th and 16th holes to grab a two-stroke lead.

When Scott missed a birdie putt on the 17th, Koepka took the two-stroke lead to the final hole which was ultimately the final margin.

Koepka has now won three majors.

All three coming in the last seven major championships. Koepka has now won more majors than Greg Norman, Ben Crenshaw and Bubba Watson among others, and drawn level with names such as Jordan Spieth and Vijay Singh.

 

 

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