Brooks Koepka (33, USA) has risen to the top of the PGA Championship. He was the first player to win a major in the LIV Golf League.
In the 4th round of the PGA Championship (total prize money of $17.5 million) held at Oak Hill Country Club (par 70, 7,380 yards) in Rochester, New York, USA on the 22nd (Korean time), Koepka scored 3 under par 67 with 7 birdies and 4 bogeys. He hit a stroke and won the championship with a final total of 9 under par 271 strokes (72-66-66-67). Prize money 3.15 million dollars (4.18 billion won). Koepka won the tournament three times, and also recorded five career major victories. 9 victories in P.G.’s career.
Koepka, who transferred to LIV Golf in June of last year, became the first LIV player to win a major tournament. Victor Hovlan (Norway) and Scotty Scheffler (USA, 7 under par, 273 strokes) tied for second place, two strokes behind.
Kepka, who won 4 majors from 2017 to 2019, continued his dominance by playing in the same group as Hoblan with a lead by one stroke on this day, and caught a birdie on the 16th hole (par 4) and completely defeated Hoblan, who committed a double bogey. ostracized With 2 holes left, he was ahead of the 4th car, virtually winning and losing.
Koepka, who suffered from injuries after winning the 2019 PGA Championship, said in an interview with foreign media, “It seems to be the sweetest victory so far. I worked hard all this time, and it was a really special victory.”안전놀이터
Bryson DeChambeau (USA), Cam Davis (Australia), and Kurt Kitayama (USA) tied for 4th (3 under par, 277 strokes), and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) tied for 7th (2 under par, 278 strokes).
Michael Block (USA), a club pro who is not a tour player, tied for 15th place (1 over par 281 strokes) with a hole-in-one that day, enabling him to participate in next year’s PGA Championship.
Block, who participated in this tournament through the participation ticket distributed to club pros in the United States, played with McIlroy and got lucky that his 7-iron tee shot was sucked into the hole at the 15th hole (par 3, 151 yards).
Lee Min-woo (Australia) tied for 18th place (2 over par, 282 strokes), and Lee Kyung-hoon, the only Korean player to pass the cut, recorded 4 birdies and 3 bogies on the day, finishing in a tie for 29th place (5 over par, 285 strokes).