Brooks Koepka drives off the 12th tee during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y.

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Koepka Closing In On Elite Company At PGA Championship

Already a multiple major champion, Brooks Koepka is closing in on elite company at the PGA Championship.

May 19, 2019 - 12:50 pm
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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Already a multiple major champion, Brooks Koepka is closing in on elite company at the PGA Championship.

Koepka had a seven-shot lead going into the final round Sunday at Bethpage Black, knowing no one had ever lost a lead that large in a major championship. A victory would allow him to join Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson as the only players in the last 30 years to have won majors in three consecutive years.

The course had a brief spell of light rain in the morning hours, and there was a small chance of showers for the afternoon.

The PGA Championship moving to May for the first time in 70 years worked out well with pleasant weather and a strong golf course. About the only thing it lacked was drama.

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