Brooks Koepka goes on birdie run late to win PGA Championship

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Brooks Koepka goes on birdie run late to win PGA Championship

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Brooks Koepka goes on birdie run late to win PGA Championship

What a Sunday at the PGA Championship!

Brooks Koepka ended up as champion Sunday at Bellerive after holding off Tiger Woods and Adam Scott. It’s his third major title. What a performance and day.

(You can catch up on Tiger’s final round, shot by shot, with our Tiger Tracker here.)

Here’s a look back on the day:

UPDATE No. 21 (7:01 p.m. ET): Koepka pars 18 and he wins by two at 16 under.

Scott bogeys to fall to 13 under. That gives Tiger Woods a solo second finish at 14 under.

UPDATE No. 20 (6:50 p.m. ET): Koepka birdies 16 to move two ahead at 16 under.

Adam Scott misses a great birdie opportunity at 17 to move within one. He takes a two-shot lead to the 72nd over Scott and Tiger, who is in with 64 at 14 under.

UPDATE No. 19 (6:10 p.m. ET): After missing three great birdie opportunities, Koepka drains a birdie putt inside 10 feet to move to 15 under. That gives him back the solo lead by one with three to play.

UPDATE No. 18 (5:40 p.m. ET): Adam Scott birdies the 13th and Koepka misses another short birdie putt!

They are now tied for the lead at 14 under!

UPDATE No. 17 (5:35 p.m. ET): Brooks Koepka just missed a golden opportunity at the 12th to take a two-shot lead at 15 under.

He misses a 6-footer and stays 14 under. He leads by one over Adam Scott (who birdied 12) and Tiger Woods (who birdied 12 and 13).

Justin Thomas has cooled off. He’s made three pars and a bogey and is now 11 under and three back with three to play.

UPDATE No. 16 (5:20 p.m. ET): Here’s your current top of the leaderboard…

UPDATE No. 15 (5:10 p.m. ET): Adam Scott has come alive.

The Aussie birdies Nos. 7, 8 and 10 to move to 12 under and within two. He’s solo second.

UPDATE No. 14 (4:50 p.m. ET): Could Thomas Pieters post early and sit back?

The Belgian birdies 16 to move 6 under on his round. He is now 12 under overall and just TWO back and T-2 with Justin Thomas.

UPDATE No. 13 (4:45 p.m. ET): Brooks Koepka is looking unflappable again.

Birdie-birdie-birdie to close his front nine. That gets him to 14 under. His lead is two heading to the back nine over Justin Thomas.

UPDATE No. 12 (4:35 p.m. ET): This is getting really exciting.

Koepka makes back-to-back birdies at Nos. 7 and 8 to move back to 13 under. He’s in the solo lead again. Justin Thomas makes an unbelievable up and down for birdie at the 11th to go back-to-back and move within one at 12 under.

Tiger makes an insane birdie at No. 9, goes out in 3-under 32 without hitting a fairway and is two back at 11 under. Adam Scott and Thomas Pieters are also 11 under. Yeah, that is some excitement!

UPDATE No. 11 (4:15 p.m. ET): And now we’re cooking!

Brooks Koepka birdies the 7th to move to 12 under. He briefly takes a two-shot lead before Thomas rolls in a 20-footer for birdie at the 10th to move to 11 under.

Tiger Woods has missed every fairway on the front nine, but is 2 under for the day playing the ninth. He is 10 under overall.

UPDATE No. 10 (4:05 p.m. ET): Well, this is getting weird.

Justin Thomas had a 7-footer for birdie at the ninth to take the outright lead at 12 under. He runs that by 3-4 feet and the misses the comebacker.

That bogey drops him to 10 under and one behind Koepka, who runs in a 10-footer for par at the sixth. Wow.

UPDATE No. 9 (3:53 p.m. ET): Koepka goes back-to-back bogeys with another at No. 5.

That means Justin Tomas has tied him for the lead at 11 under!

UPDATE No. 8 (3:42 p.m. ET): Make that one back!

Koepka three-putts the fourth, lipping out a 4-footer for par. That bogeys pushes him back to 12 under. His lead over JT is down to one.

Tiger is two back at 10 under.

UPDATE No. 7 (3:35 p.m. ET): Justin Thomas birdies the seventh and he now moves into solo second at 11 under.

He’s two back, as Koepka goes par-par after his opening birdie.

UPDATE No. 6 (3:20 p.m. ET): Here comes the defending champ!

Justin Thomas birdies the fifth to move to 10 under and into a tie for second with Tiger. Koepka has parred the second after two-putting from long range. He remains ahead by three at 13 under.

UPDATE No. 5 (3:10 p.m. ET): Brooks Koepka birdies the first to move to 13 under and he now leads by three.

Guess who’s in solo second, though … that’s right, Tiger Woods! Back-to-back birdies at Nos. 2 and 3 have him 10 under. Oh boy. Adam Scott bogeys No. 1 to fall to 9 under.

UPDATE No. 4 (2:30 p.m. ET): Defending champion Justin Thomas opens with birdie and he’s now just three back at 9 under. Shane Lowry birdies No. 1 to do the same.

Rafa Cabrera Bello is 5 under on his round through 11 and has reached 8 under. Scores continue to be out there.

And Tiger Woods tees off in five minutes, by the way. See above on how to follow his whole round.

UPDATE No. 3 (2:10 p.m. ET): Another strong front nine for Spieth!

He double bogeys the sixth but then birdies Nos. 7-9 to go out in 3-under 32. He’s 7 under and five back going into the final nine.

UPDATE No. 2 (12:40 p.m. ET): Jordan Spieth begins his final round birdie-birdie. He then missed a good birdie look at the third from about 10 feet.

He’s now 6 under and six back. It’s way too early, but remember he nearly came from nine back Sunday at the Masters this year. He began this day eight behind and is off to a hot start. We’ll see if he gets on an interesting run like he did on the front nine yesterday.

UPDATE No. 1 (12:05 p.m. ET): Good afternoon from the final major championship Sunday of 2018.

Those in contention to win will be teeing off in the coming hours. For the early part of the final round, it’s nice to see Rory McIlroy make back-to-back birdies.

He’s up to 3 under overall and in a tie for 41st.

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