Brooks Koepka

Honda Classic gets only 3 of the world’s top 20 players

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are among the golfers who live in the vicinity of PGA National and may very well be home this weekend. They just won’t be playing at the Honda Classic. The condensing of the PGA Tour schedule is forcing players to make some tough … Continue reading Honda Classic gets only 3 of the world’s top 20 players

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea  | Brooks Koepka has golf’s top ranking with win in South Korea

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea  — Brooks Koepka is golf’s new No. 1 after winning the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Sunday by four strokes. Koepka, who displaced Dustin Johnson for the world’s top ranking, shot a final-round 8-under 64 for a 21-under total of 267. Koepka, who had never held the top ranking, led … Continue reading JEJU ISLAND, South Korea  | Brooks Koepka has golf’s top ranking with win in South Korea

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Europeans build big lead at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 2:05 p.m. The United States salvaged a point from Saturday fourballs at the Ryder Cup but Europe has a commanding lead heading to afternoon foursomes. The home team won three of four matches at the start of Day 2, … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Europeans build big lead at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Reed getting fired up at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Patrick Reed is getting fired up after a quiet start to the Ryder Cup. After holing a 5-foot birdie putt to halve a hole at No. 9, the man nicknamed “Captain America” made a shush gesture to … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Reed getting fired up at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Finau’s big break carries US to early lead in Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France  — A slat of wood gave the Americans a most unlikely break and carried them to a 3-1 lead after the opening sessions of the Ryder Cup. Europe’s only point was beating Tiger Woods. No shot resonated more across Le Golf National than Tony Finau’s at the par-3 16th. Finau and Brooks Koepka … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Finau’s big break carries US to early lead in Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Tiger on the course again at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Tiger Woods is on the course at the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2012. Coming off his first victory in more than five years in the Tour Championship, Woods received a warm round of applause … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Tiger on the course again at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Koepka feeling a lot more important at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France— The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Brooks Koepka’s status sure has changed since his Ryder Cup debut in 2016. He’s now a three-time major champion, which gives him a lot more gravitas heading into this year’s event at Le Golf National. Koepka said Thursday … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Koepka feeling a lot more important at Ryder Cup

PARAMUS, N.J. | Koepka powers into a share of the lead at Northern Trust

PARAMUS, N.J. — One swing changed everything for Brooks Koepka and sent him into a share of the lead at The Northern Trust. Koepka swung as hard as he could with a 3-wood from just under 310 yards and reached the 631-yard 13th hole in two. He made eagle, closed with three straight birdies and … Continue reading PARAMUS, N.J. | Koepka powers into a share of the lead at Northern Trust

PARAMUS, N.J. | Johnson, Koepka open strong as Woods gets off to even start

PARAMUS, N.J. — Back in the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time in five years, Tiger Woods was stuck in neutral. Kevin Tway, Jamie Lovemark and Vaughn Taylor each opened with a 5-under 66 and shared the early lead Thursday at The Northern Trust. Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka were among those another shot … Continue reading PARAMUS, N.J. | Johnson, Koepka open strong as Woods gets off to even start

PARAMUS, N.J. | Koepka looking to put a great finish on a great year

PARAMUS, N.J. — The majors are done for the year. Brooks Koepka is not. Koepka is one week removed from winning the PGA Championship which, to go along with his second straight U.S. Open title, gives him a sensational season by anyone’s standards. Tiger Woods called Koepka a lock to win PGA Tour player of … Continue reading PARAMUS, N.J. | Koepka looking to put a great finish on a great year

ST. LOUIS | Future bright for Woods after PGA, but Koepka is in the way

ST. LOUIS — Over an ear-splitting afternoon in which most of the cheers weren’t for him, Brooks Koepka got a taste of what golf feels like when Tiger Woods is in the hunt. And in his exhilarating but ultimately futile attempt to catch Koepka at the PGA Championship, Woods got a taste of what it’s … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | Future bright for Woods after PGA, but Koepka is in the way

ST. LOUIS | On the brink: Woods electrifies in 2nd-place finish at PGA

ST. LOUIS — The ball rested on the edge of the cup, its logo peeking into the hole for what felt like forever. Back in the day, that ball dropped for Tiger Woods. On Sunday, it wouldn’t budge. Yes, Woods finished second by two strokes to Brooks Koepka at the PGA Championship to extend his … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | On the brink: Woods electrifies in 2nd-place finish at PGA

ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Koepka tops Scott, Woods to win PGA Championship

ST. LOUIS — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf’s final major of the year (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Brooks Koepka has won his first PGA Championship, playing poised and mistake-free golf down the stretch amid ear-splitting roars for Tiger Woods and a late charge from revitalized Adam Scott. The U.S. Open champion closed … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Koepka tops Scott, Woods to win PGA Championship

ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Leaders off in PGA Championship’s final round

ST. LOUIS  — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf’s final major of the year (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The leaders have teed off at the PGA Championship, where Brooks Koepka entered the final round with a two-shot lead over Adam Scott and some of golf’s biggest names close behind. Justin Thomas and Tiger … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Leaders off in PGA Championship’s final round

ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Koepka takes 2-shot lead over Scott into Sunday

ST. LOUIS — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf’s final major of the year (all times local): 6:43 p.m. Brooks Koepka will take a two-shot lead over Adam Scott into the final round of the PGA Championship after shooting a 4-under 66 that left him at 12 under for the tournament. Koepka is trying … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Koepka takes 2-shot lead over Scott into Sunday

ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Matt Wallace aces par-3 16 at PGA

ST. LOUIS — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf’s final major of the year (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Gary Woodland made a mess of the par-4 10th at Bellerive, the second-round leader making triple bogey to drop to 3 over for the day and six shots behind leader Brooks Koepka. Woodland’s trouble began … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Matt Wallace aces par-3 16 at PGA

ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Tiger makes turn at PGA just 2 shots off lead

ST. LOUIS — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf’s final major of the year (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Tiger Woods had five birdies and a bogey on his opening nine of the third round, moving within two shots of Brooks Koepka and Gary Woodland in the PGA Championship. Woods is in a group … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Tiger makes turn at PGA just 2 shots off lead

ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Furyk pleased how US Ryder Cup team shaping up

ST. LOUIS — The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf’s final major of the year (all times local): 11 a.m. Jim Furyk predicted next month’s Ryder Cup will be a “battle of two giants,” but the U.S. captain said he’s pleased with the way his team is shaping up heading into the PGA Championship. This … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Furyk pleased how US Ryder Cup team shaping up

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Strange: Koepka has what it takes to win 3 in a row

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Curtis Strange stood by the 18th green at Shinnecock Hills, working for the TV broadcast and ready to welcome Brooks Koepka into the small fraternity of back-to-back U.S. Open winners. “I’m happy for him. I hope it means as much to him,” said Strange, who won in 1988 and ’89 and … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Strange: Koepka has what it takes to win 3 in a row

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka has the game to win a U.S. Open on any course. One year after Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, he navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock Hills and closed with a 2-under 68 to become … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla | Koepka playing through wrist pain from avoiding golf cart

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two tournaments into his return following a wrist injury, U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka nearly suffered another setback. All because of a golf cart. Koepka waited until the last minute Thursday morning before deciding to tee off at The Players Championship, and he got around just fine with a … Continue reading PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla | Koepka playing through wrist pain from avoiding golf cart