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Ice-cool Koepka wins third major at US PGA

Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship to add to his two US Open victories.Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship to add to his two US Open victories.
Camera IconBrooks Koepka won the PGA Championship to add to his two US Open victories.

Brooks Koepka has held off a vintage Tiger Woods charge to win the US PGA Championship and claim his third major championship title.

The big-hitting American fired a four-under-par 66 at Missouri’s Bellerive Country Club to earn a 16-under total and a two-shot win from 14-time major champion Woods (64), with Australia’s Adam Scott (67) third at 13 under.

The 28-year-old Koepka successfully defended his breakthrough 2017 US Open victory at Shinnecock Hills this year.

Woods finished in style with a birdie on the last for a 64 to match the day’s best round with Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello and Englishman Tyrrell Haton.

But Koepka was not to be denied as the American claimed his third major in 14 months.

The victory places the 28-year-old in elite company as he joins Woods, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win the US Open and US PGA in the same season.

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