US PGA Championship - R4

King Koepka seals Major number four in Bethpage

May 16-19
Bethpage State Park Black Course, Farmingdale, NY
$11,000,000
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Brooks Koepka secured his place in golfing history with a two-shot triumph at the US PGA Championship, where he went wire to wire to become the first male player to win his first four Major titles in less than two years.

King Koepka seals Major number four in US PGA Championship, © Getty Images
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“It’s been so much fun these last two years, it’s pretty close to two years. It’s incredible. I don’t think I even thought I was going to do it that fast. I don’t think anybody did, and to be standing here today with four majors, it’s mind-blowing.”

On a brutally challenging day at the famously difficult Bethpage Black Course, the 29 year old was made to endure a nervy finish as the Long Island wind played havoc. Just as he looked to be cruising to a comfortable victory, Koepka bogeyed four holes in a row from the 11th and the seven-shot lead he began the day with was suddenly down to one.

“Today was definitely the most satisfying out of all of them for how stressful that round was; how stressful DJ made that. That was probably definitely – I know for a fact, that was the most excited I’ve ever been in my life ever there on 18.”


But the pressure Dustin Johnson had been applying soon faded and back-to-back bogeys on the 16th and 17th meant he finished two shots back and relinquished his World Number One position to his friend Koepka, who signed for a final round 74 for an eight under winning total.

“I knew today, starting off, that it was going to play tough. The wind was up. It was the most wind we’ve had all week. I knew if I could get off to a good start, which I did, that I could maybe put a little bit of pressure on him and I did that too.

“Just the last three holes is what got me. Walking off the 15th green, well, standing on 16 th fairway, I’m at eight-under, and hit two really good shots there on 16, and I still don’t know how my ball went over the green there.”

Matt Wallace, meanwhile, secured his best finish at a Major Championship after battling to a final round 72 to finish in tied third alongside Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay on two under. That moved the Englishman to second in the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex.

“That was crazy out there today, and there were so many cheers and roars going on that you kind of knew what was happening. D.J. is making a run at it.

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“But for me to try and stay in my own competition and try and finish third – in the end I wanted second, but I would have taken third. I think we’re looking at tied third at the moment. That’s not a bad week for me.

“I looked in the mirror this morning for some reason and I saw yesterday’s highlights, and I thought, I could see myself playing Ryder Cup here, and I want to be there now. I really do. And I feel like I can be there, whereas before maybe I didn’t feel like I could, and now I really feel like I can.”

Two-time US PGA Champion Rory McIlroy signed for a one over par final round 71 to register his ninth top ten in his last nine starts, and he shared eighth place with Shane Lowry – who carded three sub-70 rounds at Bethpage – and South African Erik van Rooyen, among others.

“It’s so tough out there,” said McIlroy.”I’ve moved up the leaderboard quite a lot, and my goal at the start of the day was to get into the top ten. I played well and good way to finish off the week.

“I stuck at it the whole way. It’s a 72-hole golf tournament and you’ve got to try till the very end and I did that this week. It wasn’t good enough to be up there in contention but I made improvements each and every day, which is a good thing.”


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Brooks Koepka
USA
-8
63
65
70
74
272
2
Dustin Johnson
USA
-6
69
67
69
69
274
T3
Jordan Spieth
USA
-2
69
66
72
71
278
T3
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-2
69
70
68
71
278
T3
Matt Wallace
ENG
-2
69
67
70
72
278
6
Luke List
USA
-1
68
68
69
74
279
7
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
Par
68
70
70
72
280
T8
Gary Woodland
USA
1
70
70
73
68
281
T8
Matt Kuchar
USA
1
70
70
72
69
281
T8
Rory McIlroy
NIR
1
72
71
69
69
281
T8
Shane Lowry
IRL
1
75
69
68
69
281
T8
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
1
70
68
70
73
281
T8
Adam Scott
AUS
1
71
64
72
74
281
T14
Chez Reavie
USA
2
68
71
71
72
282
T14
Jazz Janewattananond
THA
2
70
68
67
77
282
T16
Brandt Snedeker
USA
3
74
67
73
69
283
T16
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
3
68
71
75
69
283
T16
Abraham Ancer
USA
3
73
70
69
71
283
T16
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
3
71
69
70
73
283
T16
Lucas Glover
USA
3
72
69
69
73
283
T16
Xander Schauffele
USA
3
70
69
68
76
283
T16
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
3
70
68
68
77
283
T23
Thomas Pieters
BEL
4
74
70
71
69
284
T23
Jason Kokrak
USA
4
73
70
71
70
284
T23
Billy Horschel
USA
4
70
72
71
71
284
T23
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
4
76
67
70
71
284
T23
Jason Day
AUS
4
69
74
69
72
284
T23
Jimmy Walker
USA
4
70
70
71
73
284
T29
Paul Casey
ENG
5
70
71
75
69
285
T29
Graeme McDowell
NIR
5
70
72
73
70
285
T29
Keegan Bradley
USA
5
70
70
73
72
285
T29
Webb Simpson
USA
5
72
69
72
72
285
T29
Adam Hadwin
CAN
5
72
70
70
73
285
T29
Justin Rose
ENG
5
70
67
73
75
285
T29
Sam Burns
USA
5
70
72
69
74
285
T36
Beau Hossler
USA
6
72
69
77
68
286
T36
Haotong Li
CHN
6
73
69
70
74
286
T36
Danny Lee
NZL
6
64
74
71
77
286
T36
Rickie Fowler
USA
6
69
69
71
77
286
T36
Harold Varner III
USA
6
71
67
67
81
286
T41
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
7
75
65
76
71
287
T41
Charles Howell III
USA
7
72
67
73
75
287
T41
Aaron Wise
USA
7
70
71
71
75
287
T41
Adam Long
USA
7
73
70
69
75
287
T41
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
7
76
68
68
75
287
T41
Scott Piercy
USA
7
72
67
72
76
287
T41
Danny Willett
ENG
7
71
70
69
77
287
T48
Henrik Stenson
SWE
8
74
68
75
71
288
T48
Kelly Kraft
USA
8
71
65
78
74
288
T48
Bronson Burgoon
USA
8
73
66
74
75
288
T48
Francesco Molinari
ITA
8
72
68
73
75
288
T48
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
8
71
69
72
76
288
T48
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
8
67
71
72
78
288
T54
Charley Hoffman
USA
9
73
69
75
72
289
T54
Justin Harding
RSA
9
74
70
73
72
289
T54
Alexander Noren
SWE
9
73
69
74
73
289
T54
Cameron Champ
USA
9
72
71
73
73
289
T54
J. J. Spaun
USA
9
72
72
70
75
289
T54
Zach Johnson
USA
9
71
69
73
76
289
T60
Ross Fisher
ENG
10
74
67
77
72
290
T60
Rob Labritz
USA
10
75
69
74
72
290
T60
J. T. Poston
USA
10
77
67
71
75
290
T60
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
10
70
68
73
79
290
T64
Joost Luiten
NED
11
72
72
77
70
291
T64
Max Homa
USA
11
70
71
79
71
291
T64
Corey Conners
CAN
11
72
72
76
71
291
T64
Kurt Kitayama
USA
11
74
68
77
72
291
T64
Cameron Smith
AUS
11
73
70
74
74
291
T64
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
11
73
70
71
77
291
T64
Tony Finau
USA
11
70
73
69
79
291
T71
David Lipsky
USA
12
70
74
77
71
292
T71
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
12
75
69
74
74
292
T71
Lucas Herbert
AUS
12
74
70
73
75
292
T71
Phil Mickelson
USA
12
69
71
76
76
292
T71
Daniel Berger
USA
12
70
66
78
78
292
T71
Joel Dahmen
USA
12
70
72
71
79
292
77
Kevin Tway
USA
13
73
70
76
74
293
T78
Andrew Putnam
USA
14
74
70
75
75
294
T78
Pat Perez
USA
14
68
73
76
77
294
T80
Rich Beem
USA
15
75
69
82
69
295
T80
Ryan Vermeer
USA
15
70
74
72
79
295
82
Marty Jertson
USA
19
72
69
79
79
299
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
5
73
72
145
CUT
Bubba Watson
USA
5
76
69
145
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
5
77
68
145
CUT
Jim Furyk
USA
5
73
72
145
CUT
Jon Rahm
ESP
5
70
75
145
CUT
Julian Suri
USA
5
72
73
145
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
5
74
71
145
CUT
Kevin Na
USA
5
72
73
145
CUT
Kyle Stanley
USA
5
71
74
145
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
5
74
71
145
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
5
75
70
145
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
5
74
71
145
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
5
70
75
145
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
5
72
73
145
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
5
74
71
145
CUT
Sergio Garcia
ESP
5
74
71
145
CUT
Steve Stricker
USA
5
73
72
145
CUT
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
5
71
74
145
CUT
Tiger Woods
USA
5
72
73
145
CUT
Tyler Hall
USA
5
72
73
145
CUT
Branden Grace
RSA
6
73
73
146
CUT
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
6
72
74
146
CUT
Ian Poulter
ENG
6
72
74
146
CUT
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
6
75
71
146
CUT
Patrick Reed
USA
6
74
72
146
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
6
72
74
146
CUT
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
6
69
77
146
CUT
Ben Cook
USA
7
74
73
147
CUT
Brian Mackey
USA
7
74
73
147
CUT
Lee Westwood
ENG
7
75
72
147
CUT
Shaun Norris
RSA
7
73
74
147
CUT
Shugo Imahira
JPN
7
74
73
147
CUT
Tom Lewis
ENG
7
76
71
147
CUT
Troy Merritt
USA
7
72
75
147
CUT
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
8
74
74
148
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
8
71
77
148
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
8
76
72
148
CUT
Marc Leishman
AUS
8
74
74
148
CUT
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
8
74
74
148
CUT
Richard Sterne
RSA
8
75
73
148
CUT
Ryan Fox
NZL
8
78
70
148
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
9
78
71
149
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
9
72
77
149
CUT
Jason Caron
USA
9
70
79
149
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
9
77
72
149
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
9
73
76
149
CUT
Casey Russell
USA
10
77
73
150
CUT
Jorge Campillo
ESP
10
77
73
150
CUT
Justin Bertsch
USA
10
77
73
150
CUT
Ryan Moore
USA
10
73
77
150
CUT
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
11
76
75
151
CUT
John Daly
USA
11
75
76
151
CUT
Rich Berberian Jr
USA
11
76
75
151
CUT
Yong-Eun Yang
KOR
11
76
75
151
CUT
Alex Beach
USA
12
77
75
152
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
12
79
73
152
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
12
75
77
152
CUT
Ryan Palmer
USA
12
77
75
152
CUT
Craig Bowden
USA
13
78
75
153
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
13
76
77
153
CUT
Kevin Kisner
USA
13
77
76
153
CUT
Brian Harman
USA
14
77
77
154
CUT
Rod Perry
USA
14
77
77
154
CUT
Shaun Micheel
USA
14
77
77
154
CUT
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
15
80
75
155
CUT
Brendan Jones
AUS
15
78
77
155
CUT
Danny Balin
USA
15
78
77
155
CUT
John O’Leary
USA
17
79
78
157
CUT
Stuart Deane
AUS
18
82
76
158
CUT
Cory Schneider
USA
19
74
85
159
CUT
Craig Hocknull
AUS
19
82
77
159
CUT
Jeff Schmid
USA
19
81
78
159
CUT
Andrew Filbert
USA
26
84
82
166
RET
Brian Gay
USA
Par
81
81