"I'm trying my best", Koepka said. He had said a day earlier that he had never had a hole-in-one on the PGA Tour but witnessed his playing partner, Bryson DeChambeau, drop one during the final round of the Masters.
Graeme McDowell is also turning his attention to the venue at which he won his maiden major title in 2010 after carding a final round 70 to finish five over par at Bethpage. "Standing on the 16th fairway I'm at eight under and hit two really good shots there on 16, and I still don't know how my ball went over the green there". "I'm just glad we didn't have to play any more holes, that was a stressful round of golf".
Johnson missed his par putt from 8 feet, and the questions arise again.
Caddy Ricky Elliott didn't have as straight forward a Sunday finish as he might have hoped for as he helped steer Brooks Koepka to a fourth major title. "The approach is going right and hopefully I can do that at the next tournament." commented Wallace after the round. Jones is well aware of the golf fans and those in the media who say Koepka adds to golf's boring image, but he gave a nice rebuff to that.
"I don't know how it flew 200 yards into the wind like that".
The 29-year-old American became the PGA's fifth wire-to-wire victor after Hal Sutton in 1983, Ray Floyd in 1982, Jack Nicklaus in 1971 and Bobby Nichols in 1964. Only four other golfers have done that, and their last names are Hogan, Palmer, Nicklaus and Woods. He set another PGA Championship record with his seven-shot lead.
What had seemed for much of the tournament to be a coronation nearly became a calamity on Sunday, to the delight of most of the raucous NY gallery, who were openly cheering against Koepka as he walked off the 14th green with a tenuous one-stroke lead. It is better to be there and come up short than never even get there at all.
"I'm just glad we didn't have to play any more holes", he said.
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Brooks Koepka celebrates with girlfriend Jena Sims after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament.
After finishing runner-up in the Masters last month, Johnson has now finished second in all four majors in his career with his sole success coming in the 2016 US Open.
"I'm pleased with the way I played".
"I've just had two weeks off and I feel like I've just played 12 in a row or something. This golf course, it will test you for sure". From that hole you can see across the road and across the course to the elevated 15th green where Johnson had just made a thunderous birdie to cut Koepka's lead to two.
Some factions of the crowd were distastefully screaming "DJ" repeatedly as Brooks attempted to arrest his slide and Johnson was matched at a low of just [2.54]. There weren't any serious concerns at that point because the course was playing to a scoring average of more than 3 over on the day, and Koepka was still four clear of Dustin Johnson. "You know, the wind was up".
"Just the last three holes is what got me", Johnson said.
As the wind got up, and the leader started a run of four bogies from the 11th, DJ hung tough, covering the same four holes in just one over and then grabbing a birdie at the long par four 15th.
He kept it interesting to the end, three-putting the 17th as the lead went back to two shots, and pulling his driver on the 18th into fescue so thick it left him little choice but to lay up and scramble for par.