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By the numbers: Breaking down Brooks' latest major win

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Brooks Koepka won his fourth career major championship title at the 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. Here are some stats, many of historical significance, related to Koepka's latest triumph:

  • Becomes fifth wire-to-wire winner in PGA Championship history (no ties): Bobby Nichols (1964), Jack Nicklaus (1971), Raymond Floyd (1982), Hal Sutton (1983)
  • Becomes fourth player in modern era to win four or more majors in a span of eight starts: Ben Hogan, Nicklaus, Tiger Woods
  • Becomes first player in history to successfully defend both the PGA Championship and U.S. Open in a career
  • Becomes the fourth player to successfully defend two different majors in a career:¬†Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, Woods
  • Becomes seventh player to win multiple titles at both the PGA and U.S. Open: Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Hogan, Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Woods
  • Regains No. 1 spot in Official World Golf Ranking
  • Earns sixth career PGA Tour win

Most major wins before age 30 (Koepka is 29 years, 16 days)

  • 10, Tiger Woods
  • 7, Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus
  • 4, Young Tom Morris, Willie Anderson, Walter Hagen, Peter Thomson, Gary Player, Seve Ballesteros, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka