PGA Championship: Brooks Koepka Blowout


Koepka’s 63 on Thursday and Friday 65 start is like a football team (American football) taking a 28-0 lead to the half. A little comeback is expected, but four touchdowns is typically an insurmountable lead. Koepka’s hot start was enough to hang on–even after bogeying five of the last eight holes.

Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the 101st PGA Championship held at Bethpage Black Golf Course on May 19, 2019 in Farmingdale, New York.

Two factors made it tough for Koepka to hang on: it’s difficult to keep the foot on the throat with a huge lead (seven shots) and it’s hard to play with someone that shoots 81 (Harold Varner III).

Jordan Spieth’s game continues to veer for the light–he finished T3 for $575,500. Koepka’s first place finish was good for $1,980,000.

Harold Varner III hits his tee shot on the first hole en route to an 81

The two-time U.S. Open defending champion goes for a third on June 13 at Pebble Beach Golf Links.


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