May 20th, 2023
Brooks Koepka returns for PGA Championship
Two-time PGA Championship winner earns invite
The two-time PGA Championship winner will be part of this year’s field at Oak Hill in Rochester, New York. He enters the tournament as the world’s 44th-ranked golfer, eight spots up from 52nd where he finished at the end of last year. Prior to finishing 52nd in 2022, he finished top-20 each year between 2015 and 2021 including finishing first in both 2018 and 2019.
From 2014 through 2021, he finished 29th or better including seven top-15 finishes, five top-5 finishes, and a pair of back-to-back championship wins in 2018 and 2019. Very few players have had the consistent success that Keopka has had at The PGA Championships.
His 2019 PGA Championship win was his last major championship. He has a total of four major championship wins. Alongside his two PGA Championship titles he also owns a pair of U.S. Open Championships.
Koepka is a popular pick heading into this year’s PGA Championship thanks to his strong success in the major in the past as well as his strong performance at the Masters last month.
Important betting sites, such as Caesars Sportsbook Arizona, are placing Koepka to be into the final rounds with Rahm, Scheffler, and McIlroy. Koepka has the sixth-highest odds according to Caesars to win the PGA Championship with +1800 odds. Jon Rahm is the favorite at +650, followed by Scottie Scheffler at +700, Rory McIlroy at +1200, Patrick Cantlay at +1600, and at +1600.
Koepeka will tee off one hour later at 8:00 a.m. alongside fellow Americans Scottie Scheffler and Gary Woodland.
Coverage throughout the tournament will be televised on ESPN for the first three rounds while the final round coverage on Sunday will be led by CBS. That being said, ESPN+ will have bonus coverage throughout the tournament as well including on Sunday. UK viewers can of course view all the action of Sky Sports Golf
The course consists of 12, par-four holes, four par-three holes, and two par-five holes, those par-five holes coming on hole No. 5 and No. 15 which are 615 and 623 yards respectively.
The course record for a round is 63 which was set by Dufner in the second round of his 2013 PGA Championship victory.