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Winner’s Circle: Brooks Koepka Captures PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka shot a final-round 66 at Bellerive Country Club to capture the PGA Championship – his second major title of the season.

Koepka finished at 16-under par, two shots clear of runner-up Tiger Woods, who posted a 64 on Sunday.

Brooks Koepka 2018 PGA Championship
Brooks Koepka poses with the Wanamaker trophy after winning the off on the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive CC in St Louis, MO. Credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The Florida State product becomes just the fifth player to win the U.S. Open and PGA in the same season, joining Tiger Woods (2000), Jack Nicklaus (1982), Ben Hogan (1948), and Gene Sarazen (1922). With three major wins he joins Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy as the only players under 30 with at least three major victories.


PRO-FILE

Full Name: Brooks Koepka
Nationality American
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 186 lb
Birthdate: May 3 (age 28)
Native: West Palm Beach, Florida
Residence: Jupiter, Florida
College: Florida State University
Sponsor: Nike


FINAL SCORES

1 Brooks Koepka -16 (69-63-66-66)
2 Tiger Woods -14 (70-66-66-64)
3 Adam Scott -13 (70-65-65-67)
4 Stewart Cink -11 (67-69-66-67)
5 Jon Rahm -11 (68-67-66-68)


WINNER’S STATS

Driving: 324.2 yards (2nd)
Fairways: 73.2% (T26)
Greens: 75.0% (T18)
Putts Per Round: 27.2 (T6)
Scores: 22 Birdies, 45 Pars, 4 Bogeys 1 Double


2018 SEASON

Starts: 12
Cuts Made: 12
Wins: 2 (U.S. Open, PGA Championship)
Top 10s: 2 (2nd Forth Worth, 2nd WGC-HSBC, 5th WGC-Bridgestone)
Earnings: $6,125,292
Earnings Per Start: $510,441


VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 4
2018 PGA Championship
2018 U.S. Open
2017 U.S. Open
2015 Waste Mgt Phoenix Open
European Tour: 1
2014 Turkish Airlines Open
Japan Tour: 2
2017 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament
2016 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament


VIDEO: KOEPKA’S HIGHLIGHTS


MONEY & PLAYOFF POINTS

With his win, Koepka earned $1,890,000 and 600 FedExCup points to move to 3rd place.


WORLD RANKING

Koepka received 100 OWGR points, and will move up to No. 2 in the world.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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