May 21, 2023 - by

Koepka Wins Fifth Major at the 2023 PGA Championship

ROCHESTER, N.Y. โ€“ Florida State Menโ€™s Golf Alum Brooks Koepka added to his Majors lore on Sunday afternoon, winning his fifth overall and third PGA Championship after shooting 9-under (72-66-66-67) at historic Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.

Koepka, who played at Florida State University from 2008-12, joined yet another exclusive club that has captured three or more PGA Titles. The West Palm Beach, Fla., native is part of a list that includes Walter Hagen (5), Jack Nicklaus (5), Tiger Woods (4), Gene Sarazen (3) and Sam Snead (3) in that group.

Playing on a course that was recently re-designed and provided an even stiffer test for one of the most exclusive majors, Koepka overcame the tough conditions to outlast the rest of the field. His birdie on the difficult par-4, 464-yard 16th hole combined with Viktor Hovlandโ€™s double bogey gave him the separation he needed to capture another Major victory.

โ€œThis is incredible,โ€ Keopka said in his post-round interview with CBS. โ€œThis is wild. I look back at where we were two years ago and everything thatโ€™s gone on, Iโ€™m just so happy right now that Iโ€™m at a loss for words. This is just the coolest thing.โ€

Koepka becomes just the 20th golfer ever to record five Major wins, which included the 2018, 2019 and 2023 PGA Championship. He also becomes the first golfer to win the PGA Championship three times in a six-year span since Nicklaus.

โ€œTo be with those groups and names is something that Iโ€™ll be honest, Iโ€™m not even sure that Iโ€™ve dreamed of it as a kid to win this many,โ€ Koepka added in his interview. โ€œThis is the coolest thing. Iโ€™m happy to do it in front of these New York fans. I love you guys.โ€

Koepka now owns three Majors in the state of New York, winning the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black along with his win on Sunday at Oak Hill.

Florida State Menโ€™s Golf now owns nine Major wins by its Alumni, with Koepka leading the way with five, followed by two from Hubert Green, one from Jeff Sluman and one from Paul Azinger. Of the programโ€™s nine major wins, six have come at the PGA Championship.

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