He’s Back: Brooks Koepka wins the PGA Championship


Brooks Koepka celebrating his win in the Oak Hill Country Club with the Wanamaker Trophy. Photo Courtesy of Andrew Redington and Getty Images

Miranda Martinez, Managing Editor

After a devastating defeat in the Masters tournament, Brooks Koepka descended onto the PGA Championship with his heart set on winning the tournament. There, Koepka would accomplish his goal by scoring nine under par to win the tournament. 

    During his first round, Koepka went two over par, with three bogeys and one birdie. Koepka would end the day six strokes behind then-frontrunner Bryson DeChambeau, who was four under par. 

    After his slow start on Thursday, Koepka began to play competitively on Friday. Koepka would score five birdies and one bogey. This allowed him to enter the third day with an overall score of two under par. 

    On Saturday, Koepka repeated his Friday performance and ended his round again with five birdies and one bogey. This gave him a collective score of six under par, just one stroke ahead of  Corey Conners and Viktor Hovland. 

    On his final day at the Oak Hill Country Club, Koepka ran into some trouble. Throughout his round, Koepka carded four bogeys but recovered those strokes with seven birdies in the front and back nine. Koepka ended the tournament nine under par. This gave him a two-stroke lead over Scottie Scheffler and Viktor Hovland, who ended the tournament seven under par and in second place. 

    Prior to this win, Koepka won two other PGA Championships in 2018 and 2019. He also won the U.S. Open in 2017 and 2018. In 2022, Koepka left the PGA tour and joined the LIV Golf League. His win marks the first major title to be won by an active LIV golfer.