Grinding out major No. 4 will boost his confidence more than any runaway victory would.
At their best, New York fans are passionate and rowdy. At their worst, they’re boorish and unoriginal. Through three days at the PGA Championship, they mostly leaned toward the former. On Sunday, they spilt over into the latter.
For a few awkward moments on Sunday at wind-swept Bethpage Black, Brooks Koepka appeared headed toward making the kind of history that he neither wanted nor would anyone have expected.
Did the chants of “DJ,” then, actually benefit Koepka? Yes, according to the now four-time major champion.
Did Dustin Johnson let another major championship slip away? Is it even fair to ask that of a golfer who began the final round a full touchdown (e.g. seven points/strokes) behind?
Koepka averaged 313.2 yards in driving distance with his 10.5-degree TaylorMade M5 driver.
All those stats about Brooks Koepka breaking scoring records on the way to another major-championship victory after opening with rounds of 63-65? Already in the trash bin.
It pays to win the PGA Championship. Literally.
Sunday proved to be a coronation for Koepka. A wild, chaotic coronation.
Understandably, the moment proved to be too big, as Varner eventually carded a nightmarish 11-over 81 to fall into a tie for 36th.
What he lacks in charisma Brooks Koepka makes up for in excellence, as evidenced by the seven-shot lead he carries into Sunday.
There is a lot to play for Sunday in the final round of the 101st PGA Championship – even if your name is not Brooks Koepka.
Brooks Koepka wore an all-black ensemble to Bethpage on Saturday as if he were going to a funeral. Which he was, having buried the field through two days at the PGA Championship in record-setting fashion.
Harold Varner III draws short straw, but plans to enjoy final-round pairing with Brooks Koepka anyway
Sunday at the PGA Championship is shaping up to be an 18-hole coronation for Brooks Koepka, although contrary to popular belief, they are going to ask everybody to put their pegs in the ground and play a little golf.
Koepka waltzes on with Saturday 70, leads by seven heading into final round of 101st PGA Championship
Brooks Koepka of the United States walks down the 17th hole during the third round of the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course on May 18, 2019 in Farmingdale, ...
Brooks Koepka wasn’t quite as immaculate Friday in the PGA Championship as he had been during his record-setting 63 in the opening round. But he did remain utterly merciless.
Bethpage hasn’t seen a beatdown like this since the British drove Washington into Manhattan.
He appeared slightly subdued, and his play, in stretches, was substandard. Tiger Woods’ opening round of the 101st PGA Championship Thursday possessed more than a hint of rust that simply was too much for him to overcome.