Prior to last week, Brooks Koepka’s success on golf’s biggest stages was undeniable, highlighted by US Open victories in 2017 and 2018 and PGA Championship wins in 2018 and 2019.
Koepka’s win at Oak Hill Country Club this past weekend elevates him to even more historic status, as he is now one of only 20 golfers to ever win five major Championships, placing him among the best players of all time.
In winning his third PGA Championship title on Sunday, the 33-year-old Koepka becomes the seventh male golfer since 1950 to win five majors before the age of 34. The previous six are in the World Golf Hall of Fame — Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. He is also the first player born after 1975 to win five majors and the third player to win three or more PGA Championships in the stroke play era. He is the first LIV Golf player to hoist a major trophy since joining the league.