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Brooks Koepka held off Scottie Scheffler and Viktor Hovland to claim his third PGA Championship crown at Oak Hill.

The resurgent Koepka fired a three-under-par 67 to win his fifth major on a landmark day in Rochester.

Scheffler, who has returned to world No.1, posted a brilliant 65 to set the clubhouse target at seven-under.

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But the American came up short as Koepka made a par down the last to win by two.

Hovland’s valiant challenge came to an end when he struck his ball into the face of the trap when in the fairway bunker on the 16th.

And Koepka would not let his 54-hole lead slip after admitting this week that he “choked away” his overnight advantage in April’s Masters.

“This is incredible,” he said. “I look back at where we were two years ago. I am just so happy right now, this is just the coolest thing.

“I don’t know how many guys have won five times, but to be with those groups of names is absolutely incredible and I’ll be honest I’m not even sure I dreamed of it as a kid.

“This is the coolest thing and I was happy to do it in front of these New York fans – I love you guys!

“We’ve got three majors in New York and it’s been a second home for me.

“Props to the staff at Oak Hill – it’s been phenomenal with the beating it took, and to the PGA.”

Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, finished seven shots shy on two-under for a joint seventh finish.

The Northern Irishman’s favourite moment of the day surely came on the 15th hole, when his playing partner Michael Block produced a magical moment by slam dunking a hole-in-one.

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The south California club pro caused packed galleries to go wild with the ace and shared a brilliant embrace with McIllroy, asking: “Rory, did it go in?”

Block’s inspirational play has been the feel-good story of the week in upstate New York, but Koepka has written his name into the history books with his third Wanamaker trophy.

He collected a $3.15m winners’ cheque and joined Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Gene Sarazen and Sam Snead in winning the PGA Championship on three or more occasions.


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Ben Parsons joined bunkered as a Content Producer in 2023 and is the man to come to for all of the latest news, across both the professional and amateur games. Formerly of The Mirror and Press Association, he is a member at Halifax Golf Club and is a long-suffering fan of both Manchester United and the Wales rugby team.

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