Six weeks after letting a two-shot lead slip away on the final day of the Masters, Brookes Koepka held off challenges from Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler to win the PGA Championship. The win was his third career PGA title and gave him five major titles to go with the two U.S. Opens he won in 2017 and 2018. He joins Jack Nicklaus (5), Walter Hagen (5) Tiger Woods (4), Gene Sarazen (3) and Sam Snead (3) who have won three or more PGA Championships. He also becomes the first golfer from the rival LIV Golf Tour to win a major since leaving the PGA Tour. Koepka sealed the win on the 16th by hitting his approach shot to within 5 feet and making birdie while Hovland double-bogeyed the hole after his shot out of a fairway bunker became plugged on the lip. Michael Block, the only one of the PGA professionals to make the cut, aced the par-3 15th and finished in a tie for 15th which guarantees him a spot in next year’s PGA Championship at Valhalla. …Corey Conners posted a T12, his best career result at the PGA Championship in five starts. He was tied for the lead after the second round marking the second time in his career he has held the lead at the PGA (he held the lead after the first round of the 2021 event.) …Taylor Pendrith was making his first career PGA Championship start. He finished ranked fourth in Stroke Gained Putting at the event. …Adam Hadwin posted his best result at the PGA since his first appearance in 2019 (T29) …Adam Svensson finished the week ranked fifth in Strokes Gained Putting at his very first PGA appearance
NEXT EVENT: Charles Schwab Challenge (May 25)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Adam Svensson, Nick Taylor
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Grayson Murray overcame a two-shot deficit to win the AdventHealth Championship by a single stroke. Murray had a three-shot lead over third-round leader Wilson Furr and Rico Hoey heading to the final hole and he needed every one of those strokes after making a double bogey to close out the tournament. It was Murray’s second career title, and first since 2016. The victory moves him up to No. 14 on the points list, giving him a chance to finish among the top 30 at the end of the year and earn a full card on the PGA Tour.
NEXT EVENT: Visit Knoxville Open (May 25)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Wil Bateman, Roger Sloan
Jenny Coleman birdied the first playoff hole to defeat Dottie Ardina and Sophie Hausmann to win the IOA Golf Classic. The third and final round was cancelled due to heavy rains and unplayable course conditions, leaving officials to decide a winner via a playoff on No. 18. Coleman is the sixth player this season to get their first tour win. She has 17 career top-10 tour finishes. …Selena Costabile picked up her second consecutive top-10 finish and third in her last five starts.
NEXT EVENT: Inova Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship (May 26)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Selena Costabile, Sarah-Eve Rheaume, Kate Johnston (reserve), Brogan McKinnon (reserve), Christina Foster (reserve), Megan Osland (reserve)