It ended up closer than he might have liked, but Brooks Koepka capped a dominant week in the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black by hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy for the second consecutive year. Though he stumbled down the stretch after starting Sunday with a seven-stroke lead, the buff Floridian hung on to finish two strokes ahead of workout pal Dustin Johnson and capture his fourth major in eight starts.
With an abundance of Sunday grit, Koepka confirmed his place atop golf’s current pecking order, picking off majors as if he were buying Ferraris in bulk, writes Ron Green Jr.
In less than a decade, England’s Matt Wallace has gone from nearly forsaking competitive golf to finishing third in a major, writes John Hopkins.
From Tiger Woods’ perspective, there was no reason for alarm despite the fact he missed the cut at the PGA, finishing his 36 holes 17 strokes behind playing companion Koepka, who put on a performance that was reminiscent of Tiger in his prime.
Sweden’s Helen Alfredsson, a two-time U.S. Women’s Open runner-up, earned some redemption Sunday by winning her first USGA title, the U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.
The U.S. Senior Women’s Open was the anti-Bethpage, the antithesis of “mashed potatoes” and the free-for-all that has become a hallmark of major championship golf in metropolitan New York, writes Steve Eubanks.
Three club professionals – Marty Jertson, Ryan Vermeer and Rob Labritz – made the cut at the PGA Championship, giving themselves a week to remember.
Philip Lee, a Tennessee mid-amateur who won the recent Carlton Woods Invitational, has attained success in golf while maintaining his sobriety for the past eight years.
Competing in his first individual elite amateur tournament since 2013, Atlanta resident Tug Maude won the Walter J. Travis Invitational on Sunday, defeating Matt Mattare, 3 and 2, in the final at Garden City (N.Y.) Golf Club.
Former NFL quarterback Drew Olson has carved a mark in amateur golf since retiring from the gridiron, writes John Steinbreder.
The devotion of spectators at golf’s major championships deserves a cheer from the competitors, this week’s installment of The Divot explains.
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