Brooks Koepka – The Major Master

Brooks Koepka – The Major Master

20 May 2019

Brooks Koepka Wins 4th Major

Brooks Koepka, back on top at world number one after winning the 2019 PGA Championship for the second year in a row. Koepka battled amongst the wind in the final round on Sunday at Bethpage Black, trying to keep Dustin Johnson at bay, but he did so admirably. In doing so, Koepka became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2006 and 2007 to win back-to-back PGA Championship titles.

“I’m just glad I don’t have to play anymore holes. That was a stressful round of golf. I’m glad to have this thing back in my hands.”

Koepka after his final round of 74 on Sunday,

During the 2019 PGA Championship Koepka broke a number of records. Some of the stand out records are as follows:

  • 4th victory in his last 8 majors
  • Largest 54 hole lead in PGA Championship history
  • Record low 36 hole score of 128 – the lowest ever in a major by 2 shots
  • Now holds the 18, 36 and 72 hole records for the PGA Championship
  • Lowest opening round (63) at Bethpage Black in a major
  • First ever player to hold back-to-back titles in two majors at the same time

Breaking records like these and becoming the world number one again places Brooks on a tier above the rest – he is the man to beat. He went into the week as favourite and remained so throughout the duration of the tournament, whilst holding on to that precious lead. Yet, for some reason the New York fans felt they should jump ship the minute Brooks made a few bogeys and they began chanting for Dustin Johnson, shouting ‘DJ, DJ, DJ’. The good news is that Koepka reckons that the chanting actually spurred him on!

“I think the chanting actually helped. It was at a perfect time because I was just thinking, ‘ok, all right. I’ve got everybody against me, lets go.’”

Koepka speaking after the final round

Koepka has said before he rarely gets ant of the media’s attention and the focus is always on the other players, he quite likes to go about his business without a fuss. Well the media are listening now Brooks. He has well and truly made his mark on the game in becoming a master as winning majors.

4 major wins in his last 8 major starts is an outstanding winning ratio! However Brooks feels this one felt a little more special:

“Today was definitely the most satisfying [win] out of all of them for how stressful that round was and I know for a fact that was the most excited I’ve ever been in my life there on 18.”

Koepka speaking after winning the 2019 PGA Championship.

Congratulations Brooks Koepka 2019 PGA Championship winner.

Who’s your money on for the US Open next month? I know where I’d put my money…


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