Brooks Koepka (USA) took the lead on the third day of the PGA (American Golf Association) Championship, the second major tournament of the season.
On the 21st (Korean time), in the third round of the open tournament held at Oak Hill CC (par 70) in Rochester, New York, USA, Koepka hit 4 under par 66 strokes (intermediate total 6 under par 204 strokes), one stroke away from a tie for 6th place the previous day. jumped to the fore
Koepka is a player who has earned the nickname ‘major hunter’ by harvesting 4 out of 8 victories on the PGA Tour in majors. After winning the US Open in 2017 and 2018 and the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019, he moved to LIV Golf, which was launched last year, and won one win last year and this year. If Koepka steps on the summit on the final day, he will achieve his 3rd win in this tournament and his 5th overall major win, as well as the first major win for a player belonging to LIV Golf. In addition, at the first major masters of the season last month, you can wash away the regret of being pushed to second place after leading the first to third rounds.메이저사이트
He even rained on the tricky course, but Koepka seemed to be taking a different course. While only 9 out of 76 players who passed the cut recorded an under par score that day, Koepka grabbed 5 birdies and blocked 1 bogey. After reducing one stroke in the first half, he recorded consecutive birdies on holes 12 and 13 in the second half, and then dropped a 14m birdie putt into the hole on hole 17 (par 4).
Viktor Hovlan (Norway) and Corey Connors (Canada) pursued a tie for second place (5 under par) by one stroke, and Bryson DeChambeau (USA), who was from the same LIV and accompanied Koepka that day, was in fourth place (3 under par). did. World No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) tied for 5th place (2 under par), and world No. 3 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) reached the final round with 7th place (1 under par). Masters champion and world No. 1 Yon Ram (Spain) lost two strokes and was tied for 42nd place (6 over par).