Brooks Koepka heats up ahead of PGA Championship with LIV Golf Singapore win



Brooks Koepka got hot in Singapore as the reigning PGA Championship winner took home his fourth LIV Golf title.

After Koepka fired off a 7-under 64 on Day 2, he followed it up with a final round 3-under 68 Sunday. He finished at 15-under to win by two shots over Cam Smith and Marc Leishman.

“I felt the heat, but it was mainly because of how hot it was,” Koepka said. “Played very consistent, missed it in the right spots. When you’re playing with a lead, you do that. You don’t have to force anything.”

During the final round, he made four birdies and a bogey and had to keep the Aussies off his heels.

This was also the first time he won in front of his son, Crew.

This week saw a resurgence in the former Florida State Seminole.

He has not played as well this year on the LIV Golf Tour, with just two Top 10’s before this win.

Koepka finished 28th and 46th in Hong Kong and Miami, respectively. Things started trending in the right direction in Adelaide when Koepka finished solo 10th.

Koepka alluded to his performance in Augusta as reason for motivation.

“I feel good. I feel a lot better than I did last week. It was rounding the corner for me,” Koepka said. “Like I said earlier, I think in one of the press conferences, I felt the results weren’t there. It was improving but the results weren’t there. It’s nice to see some results and the hard work paying off.”

The two-time U.S. Open winner explained how playing in the wind got his ball moving in the wrong direction, and he had fallen into bad habits.

However, things appear to have clicked for Koepka as he seems to be peaking at the right moment.

“Winning always helps, but I still have the same expectations every time I go tee it up, and that’s to win,” Koepka said. “Those are my expectations, what I want to do. One result doesn’t mean anything really in the scheme of things. For two weeks, a lot can change.”

Koepka has two weeks until the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. He will look to win his sixth major and his fourth PGA.

Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf staff writer for SB Nation’s Playing Through. For more golf coverage, be sure to follow us @_PlayingThrough on all major social platforms. You can also follow her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports.

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