Koepka Making It Look Easy

Brooks Koepka showed Sunday at the PGA Championship that he is indeed human and not a golfing robot. Koepka, who for 3 1/2 rounds seemed to hit every shot perfectly, struggled a bit with five bogeys on the back nine, including four in a row. Nonetheless, when the dust settled, the 29-year old was 8-under par and stood alone atop the leaderboard, beating Dustin Johnson by two shots to win his second straight PGA Championship. It was a dominating weekend for Koepka, as he led wire-to-wire and became the first player to hold the outright lead after every round of a major, since Jack Nicklaus in 1973. The win propelled Koepka past Johnson as the No. 1 golfer in the world rankings and it was also Koepka's fourth major championship in less than two calendar years. Only four other players, Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan and Tiger Woods, have done that. That's some pretty elite company for Koepka who has won the last two U.S. Opens and will no doubt be the favorite again next month.

On "The Joel Riley Show" on 610 WTVN Monday, our golf analyst Ray Hustek joined us to talk about Koepka's impressive weekend, the struggles of Tiger Woods, who followed up his Masters win by missing the cut, and much more. We also talked with Ray about favorites for the upcoming Memorial Tournament. It should be noted that right now, Memorial officials say it's doubtful that Koepka will play at Muirfield this year, but they are holding out hope and won't officially until later this week. If you missed our conversation with Ray (aka "Mr. Golf") you can check it out here.

 
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