Brooks Koepka claimed a two-shot victory over Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler at Oak Hill. By the time he arrived at the 16th hole, Koepka had distanced himself from the rest.
Koepka carded a three-under 67 to win his 5th major win. Currently, he has three Championships, an outstanding achievement for the 33-year-old. Scheffler hit a 65 to get seven under, while Hovland shot a two under 68. It is the 3rd time in five years he has played a major Championship in New York State and won. After his win, Koepka joins the likes of Peter Thompson, John Henry Taylor, Seve Ballesteros, Byron Nelson, and James Braid as a quintuple major winner.
It is safe to say that Brooks has made an incredible comeback. In just two years, he underwent knee surgery, and after recovery, he emerged victorious in this year’s championship. Koepka will get the Wanamaker Trophy and a cheque totaling $3.15 million. After this win, Koepka has become the 6th player to win the championship, a record on three or more occasions. As of now, Koepka has joined the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen (5), Tiger Woods (4), Sam Snead, and Gene Sarazen (3).