US PGA Championship 2023: Brooks Koepka retains Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler to win at Oak Hill

Koepka won his first four majors in the space of eight events from 2017 to 2019, but suffered career-threatening injuries and a loss of form before joining LIV Golf last year.

The former world No.

There was no repeat of such failures at Oak Hill as Koepka withstood the challenge of Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler to claim a third US PGA title and advance to automatic qualifying spots for the US Ryder Cup team.

“It’s damn good,” Koepka said. “Yeah, this one is definitely special.

“I think this one is probably the most significant of all with all the stuff that’s happened, all the crazy stuff in the last few years. But it feels good to be back and get number five.

“When I think back to where we were two years ago, I’m so happy right now. I’m a bit at a loss for words. It’s the coolest thing.

“There’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears in this one. Life has changed a lot for me but this one is super rewarding for me.

“I don’t know how many guys have won five times, but to be with those names is amazing. I’m not sure as a kid I even dreamed of doing it.”

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