2018 PGA Championship: Koepka Holds Off Tiger for Win

Brooks Koepka poses with the Wanamaker Trophy on the 18th green after winning the 2018 PGA Championship.
Winner Brooks Koepka with the trophy at the 2018 PGA Championship.

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Brooks Koepka needed a tournament-record score at the 2018 PGA Championship to hold off Tiger Woods in the final round and win the Wanamaker Trophy. He got it, and with it Koepka earned several other distinctions worth noting.

At age 28, Koepka became just the fifth American golfer younger than thirty since World War II to win a third major championship (joining Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Woods and Jordan Spieth).

And having already won the U.S. Open in 2018, Koepka became just the fifth golfer ever to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same calendar year (joining Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Nicklaus and Woods).

Woods was trying to win his first major title since 2008, and did almost everything any of his fans could have hoped in the final round: Woods shot 6-under 64 in Round 4. When he birdied the final hole of the tournament, Woods posted the 14-under total score of 266, three strokes lower than Woods had ever finished in a major before.

But it wasn't enough, thanks to Koepka. Koepka, who in the second round tied the PGA Championship's 18-hole scoring record of 63, shot 66 in the final round. He birdied No. 15 and 16, the parred out to win by two strokes.

Koepka's 264 total established a new PGA Championship scoring record, and it also tied the lowest score ever posted in any of the four major championships.

Final Scores at the 2018 PGA Championship

Results from the 2018 PGA Championship golf tournament played at the par-70 Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Mo.:

Brooks Koepka69-63-66-66—264$1,980,000
Tiger Woods70-66-66-64—266$1,188,000
Adam Scott70-65-65-67—267$748,000
Stewart Cink67-69-66-67—269$489,250
Jon Rahm68-67-66-68—269$489,250
Thomas Pieters67-66-71-66—270$334,713
Francesco Molinari68-67-68-67—270$334,713
Justin Thomas69-65-68-68—270$334,713
Gary Woodland64-66-71-69—270$334,713
Rafael Cabrera Bello70-68-69-64—271$261,985
Tyrrell Hatton71-67-69-64—271$261,985
Jordan Spieth71-66-69-66—272$187,747
Chez Reavie71-68-67-66—272$187,747
Brandon Stone66-68-70-68—272$187,747
Daniel Berger73-65-66-68—272$187,747
Kevin Kisner67-64-72-69—272$187,747
Shane Lowry69-64-69-70—272$187,747
Rickie Fowler65-67-69-71—272$187,747
Zach Johnson66-70-71-66—273$113,125
Kevin Na70-69-68-66—273$113,125
Jason Kokrak68-67-71-67—273$113,125
Justin Rose67-69-69-68—273$113,125
Matt Wallace71-66-68-68—273$113,125
Webb Simpson68-68-68-69—273$113,125
Julian Suri69-66-68-70—273$113,125
Jason Day67-68-67-71—273$113,125
Ryan Fox68-70-68-68—274$76,000
Branden Grace68-70-68-68—274$76,000
Dustin Johnson67-66-72-69—274$76,000
Patrick Cantlay68-67-70-69—274$76,000
Dylan Frittelli73-67-67-68—275$63,500
Chris Kirk68-70-68-69—275$63,500
Emiliano Grillo69-67-69-70—275$63,500
Ian Poulter67-70-68-70—275$63,500
Hideki Matsuyama68-69-73-66—276$48,429
J.J. Spaun69-68-72-67—276$48,429
Russell Knox71-68-69-68—276$48,429
Tommy Fleetwood69-70-69-68—276$48,429
Billy Horschel68-69-69-70—276$48,429
Pat Perez67-67-70-72—276$48,429
Xander Schauffele70-67-67-72—276$48,429
Tony Finau74-66-69-68—277$33,281
Sung-jae Im71-67-71-68—277$33,281
Jimmy Walker69-70-69-69—277$33,281
Brandt Snedeker72-67-69-69—277$33,281
Keegan Bradley69-68-71-69—277$33,281
Martin Kaymer71-69-67-70—277$33,281
Ben Kern71-69-67-70—277$33,281
Charl Schwartzel70-63-69-75—277$33,281
Russell Henley74-65-71-68—278$24,833
Austin Cook67-72-69-70—278$24,833
Brice Garnett71-68-69-70—278$24,833
Rory McIlroy70-67-71-70—278$24,833
Seung-su Han74-66-66-72—278$24,833
Andrew Landry73-65-69-71—278$24,833
Cameron Smith74-66-73-66—279$22,567
Thorbjorn Olesen70-68-73-68—279$22,567
Byeong Hun An70-70-69-70—279$22,567
Jhonattan Vegas70-70-70-70—280$21,317
Ollie Schniederjans67-71-72-70—280$21,317
Andrew Putnam68-69-72-71—280$21,317
Satoshi Kodaira71-68-69-72—280$21,317
Ryan Moore69-70-68-73—280$21,317
Eddie Pepperell72-66-67-75—280$21,317
Chris Stroud69-70-76-66—281$20,100
Kevin Chappell69-71-70-71—281$20,100
Ross Fisher68-69-73-71—281$20,100
Adrian Otaegui73-67-69-72—281$20,100
Yuta Ikeda68-69-71-73—281$20,100
Mike Lorenzo-Vera73-65-70-73—281$20,100
Charles Howell III74-66-72-70—282$19,200
Jim Furyk69-71-71-71—282$19,200
Brian Harman72-68-71-71—282$19,200
Marc Leishman68-71-72-71—282$19,200
Nick Watney75-65-70-72—282$19,200
Joaquin Niemann68-71-71-72—282$19,200
Ted Potter Jr.74-66-68-74—282$19,200
Vijay Singh71-69-71-72—283$18,800
Brian Gay67-73-75-72—287$18,700
Scott Brown72-68-74-75—289$18,600