PGA Championship. Brooks Defends Title.

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Brooks Koepka defends his PGA Championship title at Bethpage Black in New York.

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Brooks signed for a last round +4 over par 74, making four consecutive bogey’s on his back nine, which made the contest a little more exciting. He eventually won with a -8 under par total, a two shot winning margin. This was Brooks fourth Major title, and also makes him the first player to win both the US PGA Championship and U.S. Open back to back;

“It’s incredible, I don’t even know if I dreamed of this. This is cool. I am still in shock right now, this is awesome.”

“I’m just glad we didn’t have to play any more holes, that was a stressful round of golf.”

“The wind was up, DJ played awesome and he put the pressure on.”

“I’m glad to have this thing (the Wanamaker Trophy) back in my hands.”

Dustin Johnson claimed second place at -6 under, he actually got to only one behind when Brooks had his four hole wobble, but an errant shot on 16 flew further than he wanted to, ending his surge towards the title, finishing with a last round -1 under 69. He now has runner-up finishes in all four of the majors, the wrong kind of career Grand Slam;

“Hit the shot I wanted to right at the flag, I don’t know how it flew two hundred yards into the wind like that.”

“I gave it a run, that’s all you can ask for.”

Tied in third place with -2 under totals were; Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay, both with +1 over 71 today, and Matt Wallace of England who signed for a final round +2 over 72.

Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark, holed a six iron from 206 yards for a one bounce Hole in One on the 17th, with his playing partner Lucas Glover then making his  bunker shot for a two, it brought one of the biggest cheers from the crowd.

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PGA Championship. Still Brooks by 7 Shots.

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Brooks Koepka still leads the PGA Championship by seven shots, no one really moved on moving day at Bethpage Black, in New York.

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Brooks had a even par 70 third round, but still stayed seven shots clear of his nearest rivals with his -12 under par tournament total;

“I’m definitely not going to let up.”

“I know guys are going to have to push on this golf course, and if you have to push, you’re going to make mistakes.”

“I feel confident. I feel good. I feel excited, I was excited to get to the golf course and try to build the lead.”

“I know what I’m doing. It’s simpler than what guys think, it’s just focus. It’s grind it out, suck it up and move on.”

Sharing second place, seven shots back at -5 under are four players, world #1 Dustin Johnson, -1 under 69 today, Harold Varner 111, -3 under 67, Jazz Janewattananond, Thailand, -3 under 67, and Luke List -1 under 69.

No one has a chance to catch Brooks, especially on this course, best score today was -3 under, and tomorrow the pins will be in harder positions.

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PGA Championship. Koepka Cruzin.

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Brooks Koepka, USA, is cruzin to his next Major title, the 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in New York.

Koepka continues major dominance

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Brooks carded a second round -5 under par 65 to top the PGA Championship leaderboard by a massive 7 shots at -12 under par, setting a new 36 hole record of 128;

“Today is a new day, it doesn’t matter what you did yesterday, you just need to go out there and post a good score and I did that today. I’m very pleased.”

“It’s a tough golf course, you’ve really got to battle and I’m proud of the way I hung in there today.”

“You’ve just got to let things roll off your back. You look at the bogey on ten and three putt on 17, you just need to let things go, laugh about it and move on.”

“If you start dwelling on it, this is a major test of your patience.”

“I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing, put the pedal down, try to create a bigger lead and go from there.”

Way back sharing second place with a -5 under totals, are Jordan Spieth, -4 under 66 today and Aussie Adam Scott with the low round of the day, -6 under par 64.

Rory McIlroy made the +3 over par cut line on the number, with +1 over today, while Tiger Woods, Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, and Bryson DeChambeau were among those who will not be playing the week-end.

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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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Sung Kang Wins AT&T Byron Nelson, His Maiden PGA Tour Title.

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Sung Kang of South Korea won the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas, his first PGA Tour title.

Kang earns first PGA TOUR win at AT&T Byron Nelson

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With a final round -4 under par 67 Sung won the AT&T Byron Nelson with a tournament total of -23 under par, a two shot winning margin;

“I just feel amazing.”

“I have been dreaming of winning on the PGA Tour.”

Matt Every, -5 under 66, and Scott Piercy, -7 under 64 were tied in second place at -21 under.

Scott amazingly went through the entire tournament without a bogey on his card!!

Brooks Koepka was fourth at -20 under par, with a final found -6 under par 65, a good warm-up for the PGA Championship next week at Bethpage Black.

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British Masters. Marcus Kinhult With Maiden European Tour Victory.

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Marcus Kinhult of Sweden wins the British Masters at Hillside Golf Club in England.

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Marcus shot a last round -2 under par 70 to win the British Masters by one stroke at -16 under par, his maiden European Tour title;

“I’ve been dreaming about it for such a long time and to finally do it is sort of amazing.”

“It was so close all day between us. It was a bit like a match play between us, and then Bob and Eddie played well on the back nine today. They were up there, as well.”

“But it was nice to play with Matt. He’s a great guy and a good competitor. So yeah, it was good fun.”

“This is a very prestigious event and a nice little trophy to have. To get it as my first win is special.”

Three players were then tied in second place, one shot back at -15 under, Matt Wallace, -1 under 71, and defending champion Eddie Pepperell, -6 under 66, both from England with Robert Macintyre from Scotland with a final round -4 under 68.

Defending Champion Eddie said he had played very well in defence of his title;

It was a good round. Very steady, really.” 

“I only hit a couple of bad shots but very steady.” 

“The whole week, I only made two bogeys actually, which for me is remarkable.”

Tournament host Tommy Fleetwood finished T8, with a final round +1 over par 73.

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AT&T Byron Nelson. 3rd Round Suspended.

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The 3rd round of the AT&T Byron Nelson was suspended due to darkness after a torrential Texas rain storm delayed the start by six hours at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas.

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At the close of play Matt Every was leading completing nine holes for -6 under par posting -18 at the top of the AT&T Byron Nelson leaderboard, a one stroke lead;

“It was like a normal round of golf for me, it felt like it.”

“It was playing super easy, so it wasn’t like I had time to be nervous about anything.”

“I just needed to keep making birdies.”

Leader by four strokes at the start of play Sung Kang of South Korea fell behind carding -1 under for his nine holes, and a -17 under total;

“The good thing is, positive thing is, we only play nine holes and I made a couple mistakes I shouldn’t have.”

“We know how to adjust tomorrow. Just play like the last couple days and it will be just fine tomorrow.”

Tyler Duncan is in third place at -15 under, recording -3 under for his front nine holes.

Biggest mover on moving day was Nicholas Lindheim with -9 under through 15 third round holes, currently T7 at -12 under;

“I had some really good opportunities on the last two holes I played I didn’t capitalize on.”

“I always figured if you try it doesn’t happen. You just got to allow it to happen.”

“We’ll see what happens.”

Third round play will resume tomorrow morning at 7.30 am.

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