“This time, I won’t show a Masters come-from-behind appearance.”
Brooks Koepka (USA), who suffered a come-from-behind defeat to world No. 1 John Ram (Spain) in the Masters Tournament, the first major tournament of the season last month, pledged revenge.
On the 21st (Korean time), the 3rd round of the PGA Championship, the second major tournament of the men’s golf season, was held at Oak Hill Country Club (par 70) in Rochester, New York, USA. Koepka recorded a 4-under 66 with 5 birdies and 1 bogey. It is the lowest score among players who played that day. Even as it rained, most of the players recorded over par. Only 8 players recorded under par on the day, and only 7 players maintained the record under par in the interim total.
Koepka, who recorded an interim total of 6 under par 204 strokes, rose to the top of the leaderboard, beating Viktor Hovlan (Norway) and Cory Connors (Canada), who formed a tie for second place, by one stroke.
The back seat stood out. Koepka made consecutive birdies on the 12th and 13th holes that day and reduced one stroke again on the 17th hole, reducing three strokes without a bogey in the second half.
If Koepka holds on well until the final day and wins, great records will be poured out.
First of all, ‘LIV Golf’ becomes the first major tournament champion. Koepka was criticized for transferring to LIV Golf last year while undergoing surgery and rehabilitation for a knee injury. But he didn’t mind Koepka and said, “All I had to do was get healthy. I’m happy that my knee has improved.” If Koepka, who has already won four majors, lifts the championship trophy, he will become the third player since 1990 to win five or more majors after Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.먹튀검증
Koepka, who has already won the 2018 and 2019 PGA Championship, could become the third PGA Championship winner in the stroke play era, following Woods and Jack Nicklaus.
There is one more player seeking revenge. It is Hovlan who tied for second place. Hoblan was tied for the lead until the third round in the 150th Open Open held last year, but had to concede the championship due to sluggish performance on the final day. It is only one stroke behind the leader Koepkawa.
Bryson DeChambeau (USA), a member of LIV Golf, ranked 4th alone with a median total of 3 under par 207 strokes, and Scotty Scheffler (USA), who is trying to preserve his pride on the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour, scored 3 strokes on this day alone. He lost and fell from the lead to a tie for 5th place.