Brooks Koepka arrived at Bethpage Black having won three of the previous seven majors. He left as a legend.
Koepka opened up a ridiculous seven-shot lead at the halfway point, and although he made it interesting by posting bogeys on four straight holes on his Sunday back nine, Koepka claimed the Wanamaker Trophy for the second straight year. Dustin Johnson was the only player within 300 shots of Koepka as he collapsed, but when DJ bogeyed 16 and 17, the trophy engraving began. DJ finished two shots back of Koepka's total of 272, and the trio of Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay and Matt Wallace tied for third at six shots off the pace. Koepka pocketed nearly $2 million, and regained the top spot in the OWGR. Legend.
The Mayhem league provided a bit more drama than the PGA Championship. Three players tied for the victory, so no skin will be awarded. However, Richard Coffman of Drivewasters, Craig Lambert of The Eagle Has Sanded, and Harry Radley of Rule 35 are thrilled to add nearly $7 million to their score. All three had Koepka and DJ out of the gate, and they all subbed in Spieth. Great job, boys! Seven other players earned more than $6 million, and just about everyone earned some serious cash.
On the overall leaderboard, David Burley of SmallPutter still holds the top spot over Ryan Faye of Half-Price Hookers, but Kory Roy of #ScottySZN moved up into third by jumping Harry Hooper of Go Ernie. Richard Coffman drove his weekly win into the fifth overall spot, about $1 million clear of your commissioner. Ryan Faye still paces the Segment, but Tomas Hires of Oregon Ducks and Tom Kessler of DSP in Arizona jumped up to the second and third spots, respectively. There are still two tournaments left in Segment 3, and both have good money available. Can anyone chase down Ryan?
This week, the PGA Tour heads to Texas for the Charles Schwab Challenge. Justin Rose is back to defend his championship, and some big names will try to take down a prize of $1.314 million. Set those lineups and hold on tight!
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