PGA Championship Purse: How Much Does the Winner Make?
- Author: Julie Sanders Aug 16, 2018,
Aug 16, 2018, 20:58
Tiger Woods plays a shot on the ninth hole during the final round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on Sunday in St Louis, Missouri. "I had the most easy, basic, inside right putt that you could possibly have and I made it".
"It's pretty obvious when Tiger makes a birdie".
Koepka knew exactly what to do.
Woods battled back from shooting an even 70 in the first round, posting a 66 on both Friday and Saturday before ratcheting it up a notch on Sunday. The fans, you can tell right away.
"I never would've foreseen that two years ago", Woods said.
Woods playing - and playing well - has been gold for golf's TV ratings.
A run of pars halted Woods' momentum but there was no stopping double US Open champion Brooks Koepka, who went one better than Woods with a front nine of 30 thanks to birdies on the first, second, fifth, eighth and ninth.
Mickelson missed the cut at the PGA, did not contend at the British or the U.S. Open and has not been in great form since winning the WGC-Mexico in the spring. Like everyone, he watched Woods descend into a pitiful figure who could barely walk and developed a dependency on painkillers.
The United States won the 2016 Ryder Cup over team Europe.
Even after the excruciating miss on No. 11 - one that looked a lot like his teetering, toppling chip on No. 16 at The Masters in 2005, except that one went in - Woods stayed very much in the mix.
At this major, it wasn't enough.
"We want the players who are going to help us be successful".
"Yeah, well, it was kind of.it was so short, first off, and then the fact of I've got.it was kind of, I didn't want it to be in his way because I knew he'd be looking at it".
Koepka was responsible for that.
The PGA Championship was the final event for eight players to earn automatic spots.
"It's mind boggling", said the 28-year-old.
Scott had one last chance to force some drama on the last hole, but a six-foot birdie putt on the 17th green that would have put him within one shot of Koepka curled wide of the cup.
The #PGAChampionship writing is on the wall for victor Brooks Koepka. "There's something inside his brain that makes him believe that that's what he's destined to do".
Thomas Bjorn might have seen it coming.
While the PGA doesn't release information on tickets sales, organizers said more people attended the four-day tournament than a sold-out four-day Cardinals series.
He needed Koepka to collapse over the last two holes. He hit an approach to 5 feet for birdie on 12, then a tee shot to 10 for another birdie on 13.
That was as good as it got.
"It was a good day, I felt like I had a lot of positives from today". He did well to advance it, but had to save par from a bunker.
But Scott rallied at the same time that Koepka's touch with the putter deserted him.
Woods has not won a major title since the 2008 US Open and has not won any event in five years.
Fox Sports Golf host Holly Sonders and golf course design analyst Gil Hanse on the 2018 U.S. Open and the difficulty of the Shinnecock Hills course.
The only downer is having to wait eight months for the Masters.