PGA Championship. Brooks Koepka with Course Record.

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Brooks Koepka set a new course record at Bethpage Black to lead the PGA Championship after round one in New York.

Koepka continues major dominance

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Brooks fired a new course record of -7 under par 63 to top the PGA Championship leaderboard by one shot;

“That was one of the best rounds I’ve played probably as a professional.” 

“My game has never been this confident. I think I’m still learning, understanding my game, and I’ve figured it out, and I think over the next few years, I’m excited for what’s to come.”

“It’s always nice being out ahead. But you take a hole off, it could change very quickly out here. So you’ve just got to keep the pedal down.”

“I’ve just got to go out there and focus on me. I’m not really concerned about what’s going on with others.”

One shot back after an opening -6 under 64 is Danny Lee from New Zealand;

“Whenever I hit it on the fairway I gave it a good look for birdie.”

“I made those putts and it was a good round today.”

“Mainly I’ve been focusing on my body getting stronger so I can add more speed on my swing.”

Tommy Fleetwood, England, is in third place on his own at -3 under par following his first round of 67;

“I think when you get to Majors, there’s definitely certain names and certain people that you’ve got to beat and most of the time certain names and people pop up on the leaderboard.”

“Brooks does a very good job at Majors, I think we all know that. I sure wouldn’t be surprised if he was still there on Sunday.”

“But that’s the game and that’s what we’re here for.”

“I get a buzz out of preparing for the Major courses on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Just a passion for it and adrenaline, that keeps you going easily.”

Among the flops today was Tiger Woods, who played alongside Brooks, he was joined by Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau, all carded +2 over 72, and are on the current cut line.

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