PGA Tour: 2018 PGA Championship Closes a Great Major Season
The 2018 PGA Tour major of the season ended just like the other three, exciting. Bellerive, earlier in the week, was getting some shocking news because of the lack of water. Most experts said that the players would complain about the shape of the course. The course looked great and there were very few complaints about it. The PGA Championship had one of the best fields ever. The field featured veterans and the young guns that will lead the tour into the future.
The PGA Championship was not like the other three majors. The scoring was low. This course was also just a par 70. The course only had two par 5s, one on each side. Many of the top tour stars where right around the top of the leaderboard. Like every other major, all eyes were on Tiger Woods. Woods would shoot an even-par 70 in the first day, finishing several shots back.
Many of the players would continue to play well going into the second round. The second round would be under a long rain delay. In fact, the players had to finish their second round on Saturday and play all of the third round. Just like in the previous three majors some of the PGA Tour stars missed the cut. Phil Mickelson was one of them. He missed the cut by 4 shots. On the flip side, Woods made the cut and was near the top of the lead after the third round.
As the final round began on Sunday, players like Woods, Adam Scott, and Brooks Koepka were there. Tiger, who dominated the front 9 in his first three rounds, missed many fairways. As he started his back nine, he was one ahead of the Scott/Koepka group. At hole 14, he was only 1 shot back of Koepka and Scott. The roars and crowd started to stir, and those cheers of Tiger started to exoculate. In the past, the other PGA players would start to crumble.
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: THE FINAL STRETCH
Adam Scott had some interesting holes down the stretch, however, he would falter a little bit. Tiger Woods would also have his chances toward the final holes. He would finish 14 under par and finish behind Brooks Koepka. Koepka finished two shots ahead of him. He made his birdies when he needed too. Koepka admitted after the round he heard the roars behind him and he was cold as a cucumber. He never faltered. He went on to win his second major of the year. This was despite Woods shooting the lowest final round of his career, a 64.
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