WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational R4

Koepka claims maiden World Golf Championships title

July 25-28
TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
$10,250,000
Live leaderboard
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Brooks Koepka sealed his first World Golf Championships title as he cruised to a three-shot victory at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational R4 - Koepka claims maiden World Golf Championships title

“It’s incredible. I’ve always loved this place, so to play well here, it’s incredible. It’s a golf course that I feel like I know better than any other golf course on Tour. To finally get the win here, it’s special, especially now with it being a World Golf Championship.

The World Number One carded an impressive bogey-free round of 65 at TPC Southwind to get to 16 under par and add a WGC to his four Major Championship victories. Fellow American Webb Simpson proved to be his closest challenger, finishing at 13 under par after a sparkling round of 64.

Koepka started the day a shot behind overnight leader and playing partner Rory McIlroy but looked in total control from the moment he made the first of five birdies at the third hole.

The 29-year-old now has six European Tour victories, having claimed his first at the Turkish Airlines Open in 2014, to go with his four European Challenge Tour wins, before going on to Major glory.


“These last few years have been unbelievable. It’s been an incredible run, been playing some good golf and I’m excited for what the future holds.”

Australian Marc Leishman finished in third place at 12 under par, one clear of McIlroy and English duo Matthew Fitzpatrick and Tommy Fleetwood.

“It was a really solid day,” said Fleetwood. “You’re always going to look at it and think a couple more putts could have gone, because I think I gave myself three or four good chances from 10, 12 feet. Hole a couple of those and you’re right up there. Overall, just another really good week, another solid week of golf. Just consistent results.

“You never know what’s going to happen and there’s still a chance out there on Sundays. We know Sundays in contention are difficult even for the best players in the world. You’ve still got to go out there and finish it off. So, go out and do your best, which I did. I would have liked a couple more, but overall, you can’t be too disappointed.”

Spain’s Jon Rahm was then in seventh place at 10 under par and finished the week by donating $23,000 – $1,000 for every birdie he made – to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which has benefitted from tournaments played at TPC Southwind since 1989. Children who have been treated at the hospital also joined the final groups on the 18 th green on Sunday to place the pin flags.


“I played good enough to make a run, I just couldn’t make anything. Besides that first hole, from two to nine I don’t think I was over 20 feet for eagle really more than once. They all had a chance, I just couldn’t make them. Had I been able to make a couple more than what I did and get myself closer to the lead, would have had a chance on the back nin.

“Any of the problems I’ll ever have on a golf course are nothing, absolutely nothing compared to what some of those kids go through. To see their smile at least for five seconds taking care of the flag and people cheering for them, it’s heartwarming, it’s fun. We’re playing for a lot more than just ourselves this week. I always think it’s important to give back.”

England’s Ian Poulter finished at nine under par, with American pair Billy Horschel and Bubba Watson one shot further back and rounding out the top ten at eight under par.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Brooks Koepka
-16
68
67
64
65
264
2
Webb Simpson
-13
69
66
68
64
267
3
Marc Leishman
-12
69
69
63
67
268
T4
Tommy Fleetwood
-11
68
70
65
66
269
T4
Matthew Fitzpatrick
-11
67
64
69
69
269
T4
Rory McIlroy
-11
69
67
62
71
269
7
Jon Rahm
-10
62
71
68
69
270
8
Ian Poulter
-9
66
69
67
69
271
T9
Bubba Watson
-8
65
70
68
69
272
T9
Billy Horschel
-8
67
66
69
70
272
11
Justin Rose
-7
67
68
70
68
273
T12
Rafa Cabrera Bello
-6
70
71
67
66
274
T12
Aaron Rai
-6
72
69
66
67
274
T12
Patrick Cantlay
-6
65
68
73
68
274
T12
Cameron Smith
-6
65
68
73
68
274
T12
Jordan Spieth
-6
70
70
66
68
274
T12
Patrick Reed
-6
73
66
67
68
274
T12
Justin Thomas
-6
68
69
66
71
274
T12
Alex Noren
-6
66
69
66
73
274
T20
Nate Lashley
-5
66
70
71
68
275
T20
Louis Oosthuizen
-5
73
69
66
67
275
T20
Dustin Johnson
-5
69
69
69
68
275
T20
Haotong Li
-5
69
69
67
70
275
T24
Andrew Putnam
-4
66
71
72
67
276
T24
Adam Long
-4
71
70
67
68
276
T24
Matthew Wolff
-4
72
70
65
69
276
T27
Brandt Snedeker
-3
69
73
69
66
277
T27
Paul Casey
-3
70
71
69
67
277
T27
Kevin Kisner
-3
77
67
66
67
277
T27
Jim Furyk
-3
74
65
70
68
277
T27
Tony Finau
-3
70
71
68
68
277
T27
Henrik Stenson
-3
69
67
72
69
277
T27
Xander Schauffele
-3
69
70
69
69
277
T27
Corey Conners
-3
67
71
70
69
277
T27
Chez Reavie
-3
68
70
68
71
277
T27
Shugo Imahira
-3
65
69
71
72
277
T27
Matt Wallace
-3
70
69
65
73
277
T27
Thorbjørn Olesen
-3
66
71
65
75
277
39
Keith Mitchell
-2
73
70
71
64
278
T40
Adam Scott
-1
70
68
74
67
279
T40
Sergio Garcia
-1
69
71
70
69
279
T40
Jason Day
-1
72
69
68
70
279
T43
Matt Kuchar
E
70
70
71
69
280
T43
Hideki Matsuyama
E
65
71
72
72
280
T43
Kevin Na
E
70
66
70
74
280
T43
Tyrrell Hatton
E
66
71
69
74
280
T43
Justin Harding
E
72
70
64
74
280
T48
Bryson DeChambeau
1
67
74
72
68
281
T48
C.T. Pan
1
72
70
70
69
281
T48
Danny Willett
1
69
72
70
70
281
T51
Philip Eriksson
4
73
72
72
67
284
T51
Lucas Bjerregaard
4
69
74
72
69
284
T51
Eddie Pepperell
4
70
74
66
74
284
54
J.B. Holmes
5
76
71
68
70
285
T55
Kodai Ichihara
6
71
70
75
70
286
T55
Gary Woodland
6
73
71
70
72
286
57
Phil Mickelson
8
68
73
73
74
288
T58
Mikumu Horikawa
10
75
77
66
72
290
T58
Poom Saksansin
10
68
73
75
74
290
60
Sung Kang
11
69
75
73
74
291
T61
Max Homa
12
74
73
77
68
292
T61
Keegan Bradley
12
74
78
65
75
292
63
Kevin Tway
17
76
77
74
70
297