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Jupiter Resident, Cardinal Newman Graduate Brooks Koepka Wins PGA Championship

Posted by Lacey Hagler on Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 12:11pm.

Brooks Koepka, a Jupiter resident and Cardinal Newman High School graduate, won his second 2018 major title at the 100th PGA Championship on Sunday, totaling three major championships in his young career.

28-year-old Koepka, amongst Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and Jordan Spieth, is the one of five golfers in history to win three or more majors before the age of 29.

Sealing the deal with pars on the 17th and 18th hole at Bellerive County Club, he finished with a 4-under-par 66 and set the 72-hole PGA Championship scoring record with a 264, trumping Jupiter Island’s Tiger Woods and crowd favorite Adam Scott.

Koepka has now jumped from number 13 to number 3 on the FedEx Cup Top 5 after factoring in the PGA Championship. The FedEx Cup Playoffs determine the season-long champion on the PGA Tour with four events, and will offer a total of $67 million in prize money.

The Playoffs feature a progressive cut, beginning with THE NORTHERN TRUST (125 players), continuing with the Dell Technologies Championship (100 players), and the BMW Championship (70 players). A reseed takes place, seeding the top-30 players for the culminating TOUR Championship in Atlanta, where the FedExCup Champion is crowned.

For more information, visit the official website of the PGA TOUR.

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