He did it the hard way but Brooks Koepka is a major champion for the fourth time – and he got the job done with a mixed set of clubs.
On a brutally difficult final day at Bethpage, the 29-year-old American clung on to successfully defend the US PGA Championship, finishing just two shots ahead of close friend Dustin Johnson despite having started the day with a record seven-shot lead.
The clubs he used to get him across the line were broadly the same as those he used at Bellerive last August, with a handful of notable differences.
He has upgraded from the JPX900 Mizuno irons to the JPX919 models, again with the same shafts and from 4-iron to pitching wedge.
He also swapped out one of his Vokey SM7 wedges in favour of SM4 model.
Brooks Koepka – What’s in his bag
Driver: TaylorMade M5 (10.5˚, Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 TX)
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5 ˚, Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 TX)
Utility Iron: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3, Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec)
Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (4-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw (52˚, 56˚); SM4 (60˚) (all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Putter: Scotty Cameron T10 Select Newport 2
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x