Koepka Rules Memphis - Wins WGC Fedex St.Jude Invitational PDF Print E-mail


Brooks Koepka celebrates after winning at TPC Southwinds


Memphis, Tenn. - The much anticipated Sunday match up of Koepka vs

McIlroy never quite panned out as billed at the WGC Fedex St.Jude

Invitational. Brooks showed up as his typical dominant self, while Rory

never could get anything going after his third round 62 had him holding

a 1 stroke lead entering the final round. Koepka actually looked shaky at

the start, but saved par on the second hole and took off from there -

birdieing 3 of next 4 holes to essentially shut the door on the field enroute

to shooting 65 - 16 under par (264 total) to capture his very first WGC

Championship of his career.

Koepka knew the golf world wanted to see a better battle between two of

the best players in the world, "That would have been incredible for the fans,

for everybody that showed up and I'm sure that's what everybody wanted,"

Koepka said.

Afterward, Koepka professed his admiration for the course at TPC

Southwinds, "It's a thinkers golf course," Koepka said. "I probably

don't get enough thought process going through my mind sometimes,

just get up and hit it. It gets routine. A lot of times it's drivers, but out

here you've really got to position yourself off the tee depending on where

the pin is."

McIlroy finished five strokes back after a final round 71 (11 under par),

while Webb Simpson fired a final round 64 to finish solo 2nd. Marc

Leishman was four strokes back in third place after a final round 67.

Tommy Fleetwood (66) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (69) joined McIlroy at

Brooks Koepka became the first player to win three times on the PGA

Tour this season, will head into the Fedex Cup Playoffs as the points