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The LIV star won after tough years: “Feels damn good” | Golf

American Brooks Koepka leaned against the trophy and held up a finger. He might as well have shown all five.

The victory at Oak Hill in Pittsford, New York was his fifth major win.

– I’m just so happy now, I’m at a loss for words. This is just such a cool thing, he says.

– I think this one is probably the most meaningful of them all, considering everything that’s happened, all the crazy stuff in the last few years.

The 33-year-old has tough years behind him. In the same vein that the injuries replaced each other, the otherwise self-confident American began to doubt his ability on the courts. Was he still one of the world’s best golfers?

“I’m just happy to win”

Uncertain about his future, Koepka chose last summer to leave the PGA Tour to play on LIV.

Now he became the first LIV player to win a major.

– It’s a big deal for LIV, but I’m here and competing as an individual. I’m just happy to win here for the third time, he says.

– To look back at where I was two years ago… I’m so happy right now.

In the final round, Koepka shot a three-under par 67, giving him a nine-under par total for the event – two strokes better than compatriot Scottie Scheffler and Norwegian Viktor Hovland in joint second place.

The Swedes Alex Norén and David Lingmerth had already finished playing last Friday when they did not make the cut.

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