The Latest: Beem closes up-and-down PGA with another 69
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship on Sunday (all times local):
Koepka took a seven-stroke lead into the final round at Bethpage Black and held on after Johnson cut his deficit to one stroke.
Koepka finished with a 4-over 74 to win by 2 strokes and claim his fourth major title. He joins Tiger Woods as the only golfers to win the PGA in back-to-back years since the tournament went to stroke play in 1958. Koepka has also won back-to-back U.S. Opens.
Koepka made bogey on four straight holes on the back nine, and when Johnson birdied No. 15, he had closed the gap to one stroke. But Johnson had back-to-back bogeys to restore Koepka’s cushion.
Johnson shot 69. It’s the second straight major he’s finished as runner-up. Johnson, who was second to Woods at the Masters last month, has finished second in all four majors. Koepka replaces him as No. 1 in the world ranking.
- Brooks Koepka
- Daniel Berger
- Dustin Johnson
- Harold Varner III
- Lucas Bjerregaard
- Phil Mickelson
- Rich Beem
- Tiger Woods