ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Florida State Men’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.
🍢 𝗕𝗜𝗚 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘 𝗕𝗥𝗢𝗢𝗞𝗦 🍢@BKoepka becomes just the 20th golfer ever to win 5️⃣ Majors! 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 #OneTribe | #GoNoles pic.twitter.com/Mb9IQ49PcI
— FSU Seminoles (@Seminoles) May 21, 2023
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 Hovland’s double bogey gave him the separation he needed to capture another Major victory.
Brooks Koepka has his third PGA Championship victory 🏆 🏆🏆
He becomes the first player since Jack Nicklaus to win the tournament three times in a six-year span 👏 pic.twitter.com/UhEAuUreRl
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 21, 2023
“This is incredible,” Keopka said in his post-round interview with CBS. “This is wild. I look back at where we were two years ago and everything that’s gone on, I’m just so happy right now that I’m at a loss for words. This is just the coolest thing.”
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.
“He’s all the way back. Koepka conquers the PGA at Oak Hill.”
Brooks Koepka wins the Wanamaker Trophy once again. pic.twitter.com/4C5GKkod7Q
— Golf on CBS ⛳ (@GolfonCBS) May 21, 2023
“To be with those groups and names is something that I’ll be honest, I’m not even sure that I’ve dreamed of it as a kid to win this many,” Koepka added in his interview. “This is the coolest thing. I’m happy to do it in front of these New York fans. I love you guys.”
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 Men’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 program’s nine major wins, six have come at the PGA Championship.