Last week I wrote about how changes to the PGA Championship schedule would benefit the major, I also said that the major itself was the least “prestigious” one out of the four. Having said that, it was arguably the most exciting one this year.
Let’s start with the winner Brooks Koepka, who stayed in the lead the entire final round on his way to his second major of the year, and third in his career. After his US Open win earlier this year, I said that Koepka was no joke, and once again he showed everyone that he deserves to be considered one of the best in the world.
In my opinion, this also makes Koepka a lock for the World Golf Hall of Fame, at 28 years of age he has already captured three majors, and I would expect more to come.
I would have liked to have seen some drama unfold on the 18th hole, however Koepka just wouldn’t give up the lead, that’s why I respect his game as it appears the pressure never gets to him…and when you can fend off Tiger on a Sunday you deserve all the respect in the world.
Speaking of the man in red, I think it’s finally safe to say that he is officially back. Tiger shot a 6-under 64 to finish in solo second, on a day where he had trouble finding the fairway. He was able to make up for it with spectacular iron play and putting, that’s what makes him so great as he is able to find ways to gain on the field even when he is not playing his best all around game.
Another year goes by without a major for Tiger, and although it seems like forever (which it has), I am excited for next year as the whole golfing world now knows Tiger can compete with anyone at any tournament.
This was a year of major progress, the fact that he started the year 656th and is now 26th in the world, that should speak for itself. However, if you ask Tiger, the only number that matters to him is getting the 15th major…I like his chances going into next year and finally getting it.
Great to see you back Tiger, and congratulations to Brooks Koepka!
What were your thoughts on the PGA Championship? I would also love to hear your thoughts on Koepka and Tiger, as well as anyone else that you were impressed with this past weekend. Let’s discuss in the comment section below!