So close – Tiger Woods performs superbly, but can’t get the win

Tiger Woods had an impressive front nine at the PGA Championship yesterday before getting off to a slow start in the back nine - something golf fans have seen often.  However, he rallied through the help of some nice drives and seemed like he could be back in contention for the win.  In the end, though, Brooks Koepka's consistency gave him an edge and Woods fell by two shots.

Koepka was coming off a win at the US Open at Shinnecock Hills from this past June.  He shot a 66 in the final round, just edging out over the 64 shot by Woods.  Adam Scott kept the pressure on and finished the match only one shot behind Woods. 

Koepka has now won two major tournaments in a single year, a feat that hasn't been seen since 2015 when Jordan Spieth took the title at both the Masters and the US Open.  Koepka is the first to win a US Open-PGA double since Woods set the mark in 2000.  With a total score of 264 across the 72 holes of the course, the PGA winner has also set a new PGA Championship scoring record, matching a major championship record set by Henrik Stenson at the 2016 British Open at Royal Troon. 

Woods, who bogeyed two holes on the back nine, seemed to be closing the gap against Koepka late in the event when he birdied the par-4 15th hole.  He was now within one shot of tying for the lead, but Koepka stepped up and birdied on both the 15th and the 16th to maintain his lead and win the tournament. 

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