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    05 June 2023

    “Brooks Koepka Secures Fifth Major Victory with Third PGA Championship Win”

    Third Time’s a Charm: Brooks Koepka Clinches Fifth Major Title at PGA Championship

    The Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York witnessed history on Sunday as Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship for the third time. The American golfer has now clinched his fifth major title and secured his spot amongst golfing legends.

    A Commanding Final Round Performance

    Koepka put up a commanding final round performance to finish nine-under par, two shots ahead of compatriot Scottie Scheffler and Norway’s Viktor Hovland. It was an intense final day duel that saw Hovland give it his all but falter with a double bogey at the crucial moment.

    Making History

    With this win, Koepka became the first golfer to win a major while playing on the LIV Golf Series. This is certainly remarkable considering Australia’s Cameron Smith joined the Saudi-backed breakaway tour just last month after winning The Open Championship in July.

    In addition to being an incredible achievement for Koepka, this also marks a long-awaited return to form for him after suffering injuries that caused him to fall from grace following back-to-back pairs of PGA Championship and US Open cups between 2017 and 2019.

    A Well-Deserved Win

    Koepka narrowly missed out on winning The Masters last month, which makes this victory even more special for him. Despite having grueling conditions throughout the tournament, he managed to lead from start to finish before lifting yet another Wanamaker Trophy.

    It was clear that Koepka came into this tournament with something to prove, and he certainly did just that. He joins Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as only the third golfer to win the PGA Championship three or more times in the strokeplay era, and is now one of just 20 golfers in history to win five or more men’s majors.

    A Dream Come True

    In his winner’s interview, Koepka expressed his elation towards this incredible victory. “This is incredible, this is wild,” he said. “I look back at where we were two years ago… I’m at a loss for words but this is just the coolest thing.”

    He also shared how much it meant to him to do it all in front of New York fans: “I’m not even sure I dreamed as a kid that I was going to win this many [majors]. This is the coolest thing and I’m just happy to do it in front of these New York fans; I love you guys.”

    Other Notable Performances

    Viktor Hovland gave an impressive performance throughout most of the tournament before seeing his challenge derailed by a double bogey on hole 16. Nevertheless, he managed a respectable finish alongside Scottie Scheffler.

    The reigning champion Justin Thomas had a disappointing defense of his title which saw him finish tied-65th overall after carding 12-over par.

    A Fairytale Ending for Michael Block

    The Oak Hill Country Club witnessed another remarkable moment when club pro Michael Block shot a sensational hole-in-one en route to finishing one-over par overall – enough for him to share 15th place and secure his ticket for next year’s edition of the major at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

    In his emotional post-round interview he said: “I’m living a dream,” Michael Block after his round. “I’ve learned that after my 46 years of life, it’s not going to get better than this. There’s no way.”

    Final Thoughts

    The PGA Championship saw some incredible performances from all golfers involved but it was Brooks Koepka who ultimately emerged victorious. His performance throughout the tournament was nothing short of impressive and he certainly deserved to win his fifth major title.

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