The old adage that nobody remembers who finishes second is nearly always born out in reality, but you get the sense that this will be far from the case when the story of the 100th PGA Championship is told. He muscled it 3 feet past the hole, then pulled the comebacker off line and, after settling for a disappointing par, he briefly grabbed the putter with both hands, as if to bend it, before deciding better of it.
"Lot of KU and Mizzou fans going back and forth (all week), and Tiger kind of canceled that out today ...", said Gary Woodland, the University of Kansas graduate and Topeka native who led the tournament after two rounds and finished tied for sixth.
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"Oh, God: I didn't know if I was going to play golf again, so, yeah", he said, later adding, "I hadn't played in two years (before this year)".
But Koepka posted back-to-back birdies on the 15th and 16th holes to take the lead for good.
Scott jumps 31 places in the world rankings to 45th, while his new position of 70th on the FedEx Cup standings ensures he continues a flawless record of advancing to the US PGA Tour's playoffs since the series was created in 2007.
If you're someone who gets defensive about how much you use your phone, you might want to close your browser app right now. Each day got a little bit better here. My putting was OK but God, I hadn't played in two years. Was made a fifth vice-captain instead and made sure he would not miss out in 2018 thanks to three wins on the PGA Tour before the end of June.
Woods was flirting with a 15th major triumph but the former world number one was denied by Koepka on Sunday.
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Koepka was out of action for four months after being forced to undergo wrist surgery following the Sentry Tournament of Champions in the first week in January, and his long recovery process prevented him from competing at the Masters in April.
"I'm exhausted. I am definitely exhausted", said Woods, who sweated through four shirts in his opening five holes.
A likely fight to the last day between the two and Dane Thorbjorn Olesen was joined by Spaniard Rafa Cabrera Bello, who shared 10th. In typical Woods fashion, he buried a 20-footer for birdie at the 18th and ended up snatching second from Adam Scott, who bogeyed the last for a 67 to finish third on 13-under.
He did just that over the first nine holes, making five birdies on the front nine on the way to a 31 that drew him within two of the lead. Woods had to get up and down from a bunker to save par.
"To do this is truly incredible", Koepka said. He was "pretty ticked" then and just short of jubilant here - which he cautiously hopes can make for a springboard breakthrough. He hit a lot of good putts that didn't go in, as well.
But at the 18th, he nailed a drive 320 yards, knocked his approach to 19 feet and made the putt, giving a fist pump and getting a huge ovation as he left the course and walked across a bridge to the scoring area.
"I actually never thought about that", Koepka said, grinning as he turned that potential reality over in his mind.