Koepka Brings Bethpage To Its Knees With Historic Back-To-Back PGA 63s

Defending champ, Brooks Koepka brought the Bethpage Park Black course to its knees with an historic back-to-back PGA Championship 63.

Nine months after Koepka shot a final round 63 to capture the 2018 PGA Championship the three-time Major winner duplicated the score with seven birdies on the opening day of the year’s second major.

Koepka set the record in sensational manner in holing a monster 33-foot birdie to also set a new Black course record.

The current World No. 3 then described the round as one of the best of his career.

“That was one of the best rounds I’ve played probably as a professional,”  he said.

“This golf course is brutal. If you’re not going to drive it, like I said, it tests every asset of your game. You’ve got to drive the ball straight. It’s long, so you’ve got to hit it far and really position yourself with some of these shots in. You can’t miss — you can’t take a shot off, and that’s what I love. It reminds me — I think that’s why I play so well at U.S. Opens, this golf course, typical U.S. Open golf course.

“I mean, if you don’t have a good day, you can very easily shoot 5, 6-over. There’s a fine line between 5, 6-over and a couple under out here. It’s a fun golf course to play, that’s for sure.

“The great today was my putter was hot today. It hasn’t felt that good in a long time.

“This was a crazy day, seven-under, it’s not going to happen every day.”

In a distant second place and four shots back is England’s Tommy Fleetwood posting a three-under par 67.

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