PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Brooks Koepka posted a final-round 77 at the PGA Championship on Sunday, but after the round he was still all smiles.
That’s because Koepka had gotten a chance to play 18 holes with Tiger Woods, whom he had never met prior to Sunday morning.
“I think everyone my age admired him growing up,” he said of the opportunity. “He's the reason I'm playing. It was a bunch of fun to play with him. Nice guy. Hell of a player.”
Koepka said the two players talked frequently throughout the round.
“Not really golf,” he revealed. “We were just talking about other things, just life and things like that. It's fun, it's fun to play with him.”
They may see more of each other soon. Koepka is considering a move to Medalist Golf Club, which is currently Woods’ home course.
“We were talking about [how] he lives right down the road from where I live and he's thinking about becoming a member at Medalist,” Woods said. “It's good to see. I mean, he earned his way. He won three times [on the Challenge Tour] and now he's on the European Tour. It's good to see. Good, old-fashioned work pays off and he should be proud of it.”