In the fall of 2015, Brooks Koepka very much wanted to make the Presidents Cup team.
Two competing narratives emerged from the build-up and then aftermath of the 100th PGA Championship. Going in it was how uninspired a venue Bellerive Country Club was for a major championship. The other was how riveting the final round there ended up being.
Brooks Koepka’s final moment at Bellerive on Sunday was perfect.
Brooks Koepka does not care what you think about him.
Somebody won the 100th PGA Championship and maybe we’ll write his name before we get done here, or maybe not. The only story is Tiger.
Brooks Koepka claimed more than the Wanamaker Trophy with his PGA Championship win on Sunday at Bellerive.
History will show that Tiger Woods was the second-best player at Bellerive. But in terms of electricity, drama, emotion, you name it, not even Brooks Koepka could rival the 42-year-old Woods.
This year the PGA of America bumped up the overall prize money for its oldest event from $10.5 million to an $11 million purse.
Adam Scott was playing in the final pairing, but few paid heed
It’s tough to ever say someone should have won a golf tournament, but at the risk of arming Brooks Koepka with more “I get no respect” ammo, Tiger Woods probably should have won the 100th PGA Championship.
As Bellerive shook with every Tiger Woods birdie on Sunday at the PGA Championship, Brooks Koepka never wavered.