We’re used to seeing Brooks Koepka underwhelm in the regular season, but at the majors? It’s rare.
BK entered Sunday at the PGA Championship just two shots back. As the most decorated man on the leaderboard, many expected him to surge for his fifth major and a third straight Wanamaker Trophy.
Instead, he produced a 74 and a T-29 finish.
“You know, hey, wasn’t meant to be. Three in a row, you’re not really supposed to do two in a row looking at history, but that’s all right,” Koepka was quoted by ASAP Sports. “Got two more the rest of the season and we’ll figure it out from there.”
This is Koepka’s sixth event in a row. With three FedEx Cup Playoff events coming up and the U.S. Open in the next five weeks, it’s interesting to see Koepka come to the Wyndham Championship.
He was outside the top 125 a couple weeks ago, but is safely in the field next week at the Northern Trust. That’s thanks to some of his best golf of 2020 coming of late with a T-2nd at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and 54 holes of contending at TPC Harding Park.
He didn’t make a double bogey or worse all week at the PGA. He also ranked seventh in the field in strokes gained approach (1.498 per round), which is a good harbinger for this week.
The former Florida State Seminole is making his third visit to Sedgefield. He finished T-38th as a rookie in 2014 (68-68-73-64) and was T-6th in 2015 (67-67-67-65). Seven of eight rounds in the 60s is a good sign, especially considering he wasn’t the world beater we now know him to be.
I don’t envision the Wyndham Championship getting Koepka’s full attention, but he may be eager to prove some detractors wrong after a disappointing Sunday in San Francisco.