2018 PGA Championship: Koepka Holds Off Tiger for Win

Brooks Koepka poses with the Wanamaker Trophy on the 18th green after winning the 2018 PGA Championship.
Winner Brooks Koepka with the trophy at the 2018 PGA Championship. Jamie Squire/Getty Images 

Brooks Koepka needed a tournament-record score at the 2018 PGA Championship to hold off Tiger Woods in the final round and win the Wanamaker Trophy. He got it, and with it Koepka earned several other distinctions worth noting.

At age 28, Koepka became just the fifth American golfer younger than thirty since World War II to win a third major championship (joining Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Woods and Jordan Spieth). And having already won the U.S. Open in 2018, Koepka became just the fifth golfer ever to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same calendar year (joining Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Nicklaus and Woods).

Woods was trying to win his first major title since 2008, and did almost everything any of his fans could have hoped in the final round: Woods shot 6-under 64 in Round 4. When he birdied the final hole of the tournament, Woods posted the 14-under total score of 266, three strokes lower than Woods had ever finished in a major before.

But it wasn't enough, thanks to Koepka. Koepka, who in the second round tied the PGA Championship's 18-hole scoring record of 63, shot 66 in the final round. He birdied No. 15 and 16, the parred out to win by two strokes.

Koepka's 264 total established a new PGA Championship scoring record, and it also tied the lowest score ever posted in any of the four major championships.

Final Scores at the 2018 PGA Championship

Results from the 2018 PGA Championship golf tournament played at the par-70 Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Mo.:

Brooks Koepka 69-63-66-66—264 $1,980,000
Tiger Woods 70-66-66-64—266 $1,188,000
Adam Scott 70-65-65-67—267 $748,000
Stewart Cink 67-69-66-67—269 $489,250
Jon Rahm 68-67-66-68—269 $489,250
Thomas Pieters 67-66-71-66—270 $334,713
Francesco Molinari 68-67-68-67—270 $334,713
Justin Thomas 69-65-68-68—270 $334,713
Gary Woodland 64-66-71-69—270 $334,713
Rafael Cabrera Bello 70-68-69-64—271 $261,985
Tyrrell Hatton 71-67-69-64—271 $261,985
Jordan Spieth 71-66-69-66—272 $187,747
Chez Reavie 71-68-67-66—272 $187,747
Brandon Stone 66-68-70-68—272 $187,747
Daniel Berger 73-65-66-68—272 $187,747
Kevin Kisner 67-64-72-69—272 $187,747
Shane Lowry 69-64-69-70—272 $187,747
Rickie Fowler 65-67-69-71—272 $187,747
Zach Johnson 66-70-71-66—273 $113,125
Kevin Na 70-69-68-66—273 $113,125
Jason Kokrak 68-67-71-67—273 $113,125
Justin Rose 67-69-69-68—273 $113,125
Matt Wallace 71-66-68-68—273 $113,125
Webb Simpson 68-68-68-69—273 $113,125
Julian Suri 69-66-68-70—273 $113,125
Jason Day 67-68-67-71—273 $113,125
Ryan Fox 68-70-68-68—274 $76,000
Branden Grace 68-70-68-68—274 $76,000
Dustin Johnson 67-66-72-69—274 $76,000
Patrick Cantlay 68-67-70-69—274 $76,000
Dylan Frittelli 73-67-67-68—275 $63,500
Chris Kirk 68-70-68-69—275 $63,500
Emiliano Grillo 69-67-69-70—275 $63,500
Ian Poulter 67-70-68-70—275 $63,500
Hideki Matsuyama 68-69-73-66—276 $48,429
J.J. Spaun 69-68-72-67—276 $48,429
Russell Knox 71-68-69-68—276 $48,429
Tommy Fleetwood 69-70-69-68—276 $48,429
Billy Horschel 68-69-69-70—276 $48,429
Pat Perez 67-67-70-72—276 $48,429
Xander Schauffele 70-67-67-72—276 $48,429
Tony Finau 74-66-69-68—277 $33,281
Sung-jae Im 71-67-71-68—277 $33,281
Jimmy Walker 69-70-69-69—277 $33,281
Brandt Snedeker 72-67-69-69—277 $33,281
Keegan Bradley 69-68-71-69—277 $33,281
Martin Kaymer 71-69-67-70—277 $33,281
Ben Kern 71-69-67-70—277 $33,281
Charl Schwartzel 70-63-69-75—277 $33,281
Russell Henley 74-65-71-68—278 $24,833
Austin Cook 67-72-69-70—278 $24,833
Brice Garnett 71-68-69-70—278 $24,833
Rory McIlroy 70-67-71-70—278 $24,833
Seung-su Han 74-66-66-72—278 $24,833
Andrew Landry 73-65-69-71—278 $24,833
Cameron Smith 74-66-73-66—279 $22,567
Thorbjorn Olesen 70-68-73-68—279 $22,567
Byeong Hun An 70-70-69-70—279 $22,567
Jhonattan Vegas 70-70-70-70—280 $21,317
Ollie Schniederjans 67-71-72-70—280 $21,317
Andrew Putnam 68-69-72-71—280 $21,317
Satoshi Kodaira 71-68-69-72—280 $21,317
Ryan Moore 69-70-68-73—280 $21,317
Eddie Pepperell 72-66-67-75—280 $21,317
Chris Stroud 69-70-76-66—281 $20,100
Kevin Chappell 69-71-70-71—281 $20,100
Ross Fisher 68-69-73-71—281 $20,100
Adrian Otaegui 73-67-69-72—281 $20,100
Yuta Ikeda 68-69-71-73—281 $20,100
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 73-65-70-73—281 $20,100
Charles Howell III 74-66-72-70—282 $19,200
Jim Furyk 69-71-71-71—282 $19,200
Brian Harman 72-68-71-71—282 $19,200
Marc Leishman 68-71-72-71—282 $19,200
Nick Watney 75-65-70-72—282 $19,200
Joaquin Niemann 68-71-71-72—282 $19,200
Ted Potter Jr. 74-66-68-74—282 $19,200
Vijay Singh 71-69-71-72—283 $18,800
Brian Gay 67-73-75-72—287 $18,700
Scott Brown 72-68-74-75—289 $18,600