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May 19 (UPI) — Brooks Koepka won the 2019 PGA Championship on Sunday for the second consecutive year as he shot 8-under par at Bethpage Black, defeating Dustin Johnson by two strokes.
Koepka became the first player since Tiger Woods to win the PGA Championship in back-to-back years (2006-07). It was Koepka’s fourth major championship victory, with wins in the 2017 and 2018 U.S. Open and last year’s PGA Championship.
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“I’m just glad I don’t have to play any more holes,” Koepka told reporters. “That was a stressful round of golf. I’m glad to have this [Wanamaker Trophy] back in my hands.”
Johnson, the No. 1-ranked player in the world, caught up to Koepka in the final round. He parred five holes on the tough back nine and finished two shots away from Koepka, who held a seven-stroke advantage after the second round, the largest lead after 36 holes in PGA Championship history.
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Koepka maintained his record seven-shot lead after the third round Saturday. He became the first golfer to lead from...
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