‘They’ve been unbelievable’ | St. Louis wows Tiger Woods, golfers in PGA Championship

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Koepka has now won three of the last six majors he's started, with the PGA Championship win joining his consecutive wins at the U.S. Open. "He's shown a lot of good signs, and there was a lot of good out there on the course from what I saw.it's good to see him back, it's good for golf".

Tiger Woods may have managed a par for the first time this week, but the 10th hole played as the hardest with 26 bogeys, three double bogeys and a triple bogey from halfway leader Gary Woodland adding up to a scoring average of 4.300.

Already an assistant Ryder Cup captain, as he was two years ago, Woods claimed shortly after his round Sunday that, this time, he yearns to do more than cheer on his countrymen. But he stuffed iron shots to 4 and 2 feet at the next two holes, then after a bogey at the sixth he birdied the eighth and ninth and for a time was within one shot of Koepka.

"7:30 this morning it was a packed house on the 10th tee", Australian golfer Adam Scott said Friday.

"That will probably go down as probably one of the best shots I've ever hit under pressure", he said.

Woods said after the round he is so encouraged by his play that he wants to be a participant on the US team in the this year's Ryder Cup, not just an assistant to captain Jim Furyk. "They definitely made me question it there for a bit, for sure". Woods could have sewn up an automatic spot if he had triumphed in the year's final major, but his strong season and, of course, status in the game should ensure that he is named to the squad.

Tiger Woods was nearly all the way back today.

Plenty have been quick to write Woods off, but this performance - coupled with his impressive showing at the British Open in Carnoustie last month - suggests he is still a force to be reckoned with.

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Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, missed a short birdie putt at the par-5 17th and made bogey 18 to finish third but was pleased with his overall effort.

A likely fight to the last day between the two and Dane Thorbjorn Olesen was joined by Spaniard Rafa Cabrera Bello, who shared 10th.

His most stirring performance in years left Woods second, two shots behind victor Koepka, who shot 66 to finish with a 16-under 264 and claim his third major in the last seven. Woods had to get up and down from a bunker to save par.

"He's a tough guy to beat when he's hitting it 340 in the air", Woods said, talking about Koepka's game with the same kind of awe Woods' elders used to talk about his.

And yet Thomas and the rest of his Tour colleagues are very aware of just how special Koepka is, and how insane it is that someone with four PGA Tour wins has claimed three of the last six major titles.

Lowry got off to a dream start, rolling in a 15 footer for a birdie at the first to get to within three of Koepka on nine-under. "What he did at Shinnecock, just bombing it, and then he's doing the same thing here".

Koepka never imagined a year like this. I feel like I've led a lot of majors with four holes to play and not won them.

Brooks Koepka is impossible to overlook now, winning the PGA Championship on Sunday with machine-like precision to go along with his back-to-back U.S. Open titles.

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