“So, Brooks. Is there any doubt whatsoever in your mind that you’re going to win tomorrow?” “No. I feel confident. I feel good. I feel excited.” Well that’s that, then. Brooks Koepka has been playing a different sport to everyone else this week. A new sport: Big Golf. Huge accurate drives that enable him to attack from angles no other players can find, at distances few other players can reach. Laser-guided approach play. Chipping that’s either crisp and delicate from the short stuff, powerful yet perfectly weighted from the thicker grass. A flat stick that rarely lets him down. Scrambling skills par excellence. And the mental strength to keep it all on track during the rare pocket of turbulence. Irritatingly handsome too. Is it a Tiger? Is it a Golden Bear? No, it’s SuperBrooks! SuperBrooks goes into the final day of the 101st PGA Championship almost certain to retain the Wanamaker Trophy. He’s got a seven-shot lead going into … [Read more...] about US PGA Championship 2019: final round – live!
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It seems like only yesterday when Gary Woodland set a new record for the best 36-hole score at the PGA Championship, starting 64-66 at Bellerive last August. But Brooks Koepka is rewriting everything. At Bethpage Black - where a combined total of six players finished under par in the 2002 and 2009 US Opens - he’s shot 63-65. That’s overtaken Woodland’s 130 by two; Koepka’s cakewalk is, at 128, the lowest 36-hole total in major-championship history. It doesn’t end there. Here’s the defending champion’s last five rounds in PGA Championship competition: 63-66-66-63-65. His current seven-shot lead is the largest at this stage in PGA Championship history, knocking Nick Price’s five-shot 36-hole advantage in 1994 out of the park. And putting the tin lid on it, since the 2016 PGA, Koepka’s cumulative score in the majors is 67 under par. This is absurd. Preposterous. Homeric. The man is on a plane of his own right now. So this weekend is … [Read more...] about US PGA Championship 2019: third round – live!
McIlroy batters his third shot pin high. Only problem is, the ball’s squirted left again, and now he’s in the rough to the side of the green. He smacks his lips in the contemplative style. This is shaping up to be a miserable start for two-time PGA champ; he really needed to fly out of the traps. … [Read more...] about US PGA Championship 2019: second round – live!
Here we go, then, all my golfing friends and lovers. We have an early leader in JJ Spaun: early birdies at 2 and 4 bring the 28-year-old from LA to -2. He’s one ahead of a pack of fellow morning starters that includes the in-form Max Homa, who won the Wells Fargo at Quail Hollow a couple of weeks ago. Any player who can hold their nerve on the Green Mile - the infamous closing stretch that did for Kevin Kisner at the 2017 PGA - can’t be discounted here. … [Read more...] about US PGA Championship 2019: first round – live!
Follow the latest scores live from the second major of the year as Bethpage Black hosts the US PGA Championship in New York. This year’s event looks set to favour the big hitters, with ‘long and straight’ the key words of the week on what is a lengthy course that has been considerably softened by rain in recent days. As a result, the likes of Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy are all being heavily tipped ahead of the first day, though the weather could easily change all that over the course of the weekend. There will also unsurprisingly be plenty of attention on Tiger Woods, who is going after major No 16 after his brilliant victory at the Masters last month. Follow the live scores below. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now Show latest update 2019-05-16T10:40:18.300Z Click on the leaderboard to expand the full scores. … [Read more...] about PGA Championship LIVE – Latest scores and updates from day one