Woodland denies history with US Open title at Pebble Beach

U.S. 06/16/19, 21:34

Gary Woodland denied Brooks Koepka's bold bid at history and made U.S. Open memories of his own Sunday with two clutch shots, a birdie putt on the final hole and that silver trophy in his hands at Pebble Beach. Yeah, he's got this. Koepka, trying to match a 114-year-old record with his ...

Column: Why it took 4 majors for Koepka to get his due

Sports 05/21/19, 15:59

Majors matter more than any other golf tournament.They are not the sole measure of greatness.And that might be one reason it took Brooks Koepka winning four majors — as many as Rory McIlroy, one more than Jordan Spieth among his contemporaries — for the 29-year-old Floridian to get the kind ...

Koepka handles the stress and reaps rewards of another major

Sports 05/20/19, 01:05

Brooks Koepka should know as well as anyone that nothing in golf comes easily.His well-documented journey to the PGA Tour took him to remote outposts like Kenya and Kazakhstan. Even after Koepka won a second straight U.S. Open last summer, which no one had done in 29 years, it didn't ...

Johnson 2nd at PGA Championship after late charge at Koepka

Sports 05/19/19, 20:24

Dustin Johnson has completed the so-close slam.The former world No. 1 erased all but one stroke of a seven-shot deficit in the final round of the PGA Championship — not quite good enough to stop Brooks Koepka from winning the tournament for the second straight year.Instead, Johnson left Bethpage Black ...

Koepka wins PGA Championship at Bethpage Black

Golf 05/19/19, 19:32

Brooks Koepka took his place in PGA Championship history with a wire-to-wire victory, minus the style points.In a raging wind that turned Bethpage Black into a beast, Koepka lost all but one shot of his record seven-shot lead Sunday. He lost the brutal Long Island crowd, which began chanting "DJ!" ...

Varner’s 81 at PGA worst round in final group of a major

Golf 05/19/19, 19:16

After getting supportive messages from Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan the night before, Harold Varner III could not have had a better start to the final round of the PGA Championship.The 28-year-old journeyman pro birdied the first hole at Bethpage Black playing in the final pairing to draw within five ...

Gone with the wind: DJ’s chance to catch Koepka

Golf 05/19/19, 18:37

Brooks Koepka's coronation in this PGA Championship nearly got blown off the golf course.It didn't because his main competition, Dustin Johnson, had just as much trouble keeping his ball in play down the stretch.Johnson was within one stroke of his close friend after a birdie on No. 15, a hole ...

Koepka survives Bethpage Black to win PGA Championship

Sports 05/19/19, 18:15

Brooks Koepka took his place in PGA Championship history with a victory, minus the style points.In a raging wind that turned Bethpage Black into a beast, Koepka lost all but one shot of his record seven-shot lead Sunday. He lost the brutal Long Island crowd, which began chanting "DJ!" for ...

Update: PGA behind him, Lefty looks ahead to Ryder Cup

Sports 05/19/19, 12:56

The Latest on the PGA Championship on Sunday (all times local):1:55 p.m.After Phil Mickelson didn't contend at this year's PGA Championship, he praised the course and the fans, and then looked ahead to the next big event at Bethpage Black.Rich Beem reacts after sinking a putt for birdie on the ...

With Koepka out front at PGA, 2nd place plenty to play for

Sports 05/18/19, 19:52

There's a pretty good competition going on in the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, only it's not for the Wanamaker Trophy, the nearly $2 million first-place prize and a major tournament title.As defending champion Brooks Koepka opened a seven-stroke lead heading into Sunday's final round, the rest of the field ...

Spieth refuses interview after 3rd round of PGA

Sports 05/18/19, 19:15

Jordan Spieth's third round in the final group of the PGA Championship with runaway leader Brooks Koepka will have to speak for itself.Spieth didn't talk.Minutes after signing his scorecard on a scrambling round of 2-over-par 72, the 25-year-old Texan refused a request by The Associated Press for an interview.Jordan Spieth ...

DJ blows chance to go head to head vs Koepka in final round

Sports 05/18/19, 19:02

It would have made the perfect pairing: Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, close friends and workout buddies, ranked first and third in the world, in the final group of the fourth round of a major.Didn't happen. And the way Koepka is playing, it might not matter if Johnson — or ...

Update: Short history of Koepka, Spieth in majors

Sports 05/18/19, 11:05

The Latest on the PGA Championship on Saturday (all times local):11 a.m.Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth have a recent history playing together in a major, but not a long one.They were in the same group for the opening two rounds of the Masters last month, and at the 2017 PGA ...

Koepka tries to extend his lead in PGA Championship

Sports 05/18/19, 09:23

Brooks Koepka has turned a public golf course into his private domain at the PGA Championship.Along with setting the 36-hole scoring record in major championships, Koepka has opened a seven-shot lead over Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott going into the third round at Bethpage Black.He has made only two bogeys ...

Scott shoots 64, barely makes up ground on Koepka at PGA

Golf 05/17/19, 18:37

Adam Scott isn't intimidated by how Brooks Koepka is handling Bethpage Black. He also is aware that if Koepka keeps at it, Scott's chances of winning a second major are nonexistent.Scott was flirting with a PGA Championship record score of 62 on Friday before stumbling at the par-3 17th, missing ...

Update: McIlroy needs rally and stumbles at start

Sports 05/17/19, 08:13

The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times local):9 a.m.Rory McIlroy was looking for a rally in the second round of the PGA Championship. This wasn't what he had in mind.Brooks Koepka putts on the 16th green during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Thursday, May 16, ...

Brooks Koepka sets the target at Bethpage Black

Golf 05/17/19, 06:33

For once, everyone is talking about Brooks Koepka before he has the trophy from another major championship.Koepka was impossible to ignore in the opening round of the PGA Championship, partly because he was playing with Tiger Woods, mainly because of his 7-under 63 that broke the course record at Bethpage ...

Danny Lee shoots 64, sits 2nd to Koepka after PGA 1st round

Golf 05/16/19, 19:19

The back injury made it difficult for Danny Lee to climb out of bed, much less swing a club."I never had that kind of injury before," he said Thursday after shooting a 64 in the opening round of the PGA Championship. "So I was freaking out and was telling my ...

Key hole at the PGA Championship

Golf 05/16/19, 18:29

A look at the key hole Thursday in the first round of the PGA Championship:HOLE: 9.YARDAGE: 474.PAR: 4.STROKE AVERAGE: 4.23.RANK: 8.KEY FACT: Brooks Koepka made a putt from just inside 35 feet for birdie and a 63, becoming the first player in PGA Championship history to shoot 63 twice. It ...

Woods 9 shots behind Koepka after 72 in 1st round of PGA

Sports 05/16/19, 14:51

The PGA Championship began poorly for Tiger Woods. Although he got masterful in the middle of the round, things then fell apart down the stretch.Not making any of it more palatable, Woods was paired with defending champion Brooks Koepka, who shot a 63 Thursday on a somewhat benign Bethpage Black. ...

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