Brooks Koepka has forged a bit of a reputation for himself as being one of the top, top players in golf at the major championships. And that’s not a statement of the present, it’s one that extends to historic measures. But he’s not exactly set the world alight in the ‘normal’ tournaments.
He certainly did just that on Sunday, however, as he ran away late in the going at the St. Jude Invitational to capture his first WGC Championship victory. Paired with Rory McIlroy in the final round, he would shoot -5 over the course of the round to finish -16 for the tournament. Three birdies in four holes on the front nine meant he ran away and hid down the stretch, proving he can indeed win the regular events. In so doing he also won the Fedex Cup regular season points title and captured his 13th career victory.