There's a bit of poetic irony in the fact that Brooks Koepka, who's long complained about the perceived lack of media coverage he receives, finally became the No. 1 golfer in the world while most of the United States slept.
Brooks Koepka will become world number one for the first time on Monday after the American fended off a game Gary Woodland to earn a four-stroke victory at the PGA Tour's CJ Cup in South Korea on Sunday. "It was a great lie, it couldn't have been sitting any better, everything was going with me and the ball was sitting up pretty high".
Koepka led by four strokes after three rounds but Woodland certainly made it interesting, pulling level after making six birdies in seven holes on the front nine.
"To be world No.1 is something I dreamed of as a kid and I don't think this one's going to sink in yet", he said.
Both birdied the 15th and after Woodland had another birdie at the 16th to close to one, Koepka put his approach to the same par-four hole into the left rough.Читайте также: Ben Carson gets confused over cookies and housing at hearing
The biggest moment came on the 16th.
Spaniard Rafa Cabrera Bello jumped into contention with a 65 and sits in a group tied for fourth place on eight-under, while Jason Day and Ted Potter Jr also shot 65s to move into a tie for 10th spot, a stroke further back, alongside Ryan Armour (69). Koepka hit a chip-and-run that was stopped by the pin and dropped for the birdie. But just shows I was too far back to start after not making too many putts yesterday. "I feel the way I played today, if I can carry that momentum into Saturday and Sunday, it will be fun", the 28-year-old added after his 2nd round at the CJ Cup. "I guess you can call it like caveman golf", Koepka said, according to The Associated Press.
The three-time major victor was able to negotiate a tricky few opening holes before kickstarting his third round with back-to-back birdies around the turn.
Here's what's unusual about Koepka: He's won only five PGA Tour events, but three of those have been majors.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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