Brooks Koepka won the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive with a four-day total of 16-under par, two shots better than Tiger Woods. With the victory, Koepka became the first player since Woods (2000) to win the U.S. Open and PGA in the same season, and only the fifth in history, joining Jack Nicklaus (1982), Ben Hogan (1948), and Gene Sarazen (1922).
The 28-year old Koepka joins Rory McIlroy (4) and Jordan Spieth (3) as the only players in the world under 30 with multiple majors.
In fact he has more majors than world top-20 under-30 superstars Justin Thomas (1), Patrick Reed (1), Jon Rahm (0), Rickie Fowler (0), Tommy Fleetwood (0), and Hideki Matsuyama (0) COMBINED.
Afterwards, the golf world, along with many of Koepka’s competitors, congratulated the 28-year superstar via Twitter.
Here’s a roundup:
— Thomas Bjorn (@thomasbjorngolf) August 12, 2018
Such a great PGA Championship. Koepka is an animal. Tiger is back. Great effort from Scotty to win for all of Australia.
— Graham DeLaet (@GrahamDeLaet) August 12, 2018
— Greg Norman (@SharkGregNorman) August 13, 2018
@BKoepka makes winning majors look incredibly simple…wonder what his number will be at the end of his career ?
— Oliver Wilson (@Oliver_Wilson) August 13, 2018
While I was a heap of ? today, the event wasn’t. The crowds here this week were phenomenal! Tiger doing Tiger things, Brooks doing Brooks things, and well, I, doing fuck all. Nonetheless, me and Jen have had an awesome time once again over here. Rest now, for thy mind needs it.
— Eddie Pepperell (@PepperellEddie) August 13, 2018
— Brandt Snedeker (@BrandtSnedeker) August 13, 2018
— Tony Finau Golf (@tonyfinaugolf) August 13, 2018
It’s awesome to see the talent @BKoepka has on the course! Congratulations!!
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) August 13, 2018
He lifted that thing a lot easier than I did last year ?? congrats BK! What a performance https://t.co/i0q6tmBY6Z
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) August 13, 2018
@BKoepka and @DJohnsonPGA got smoked by the “experts” for bombing driver everywhere at carnoustie and not having success. Did the same thing this week. He’s won 3 of the last 6 majors. Seems to be working.
— Steve Wheatcroft (@wheatiePGA) August 13, 2018
— Ross Fisher (@RossFisher) August 12, 2018
Brooks, please stop being amazing and let Tiger win… Scotty 2 Hotty, that goes for you too!! ?#PGAChamp
— Tyrrell Hatton (@TyrrellHatton) August 12, 2018
2 US Opens & 1 PGA Championship in two years … ??✋???✋???✋? #OkBye
— Zac Blair (@z_blair) August 12, 2018
FWIW: Tiger congratulated Brooks in person:
Tiger congratulates the winner, Brooks Koepka pic.twitter.com/8hA9qjeTD2
— Ian O'Connor (@Ian_OConnor) August 12, 2018