Bethpage Black Course, Bethpage State Park, Long Island, New York — May 18, 2019
Brooks Koepka may well have won the 2019 PGA Championship on Friday. With consecutive rounds of 63 and 65, his 12 under par score led his closest pursuers by seven strokes.
Even Par for Saturday
Koepka maintained his seven-stroke lead by shooting even par for his round on Saturday. Three Birdies and three bogeys were enough to do the job. No one could make a run towards the lead. Barring a complete collapse on Sunday, Koepka will hoist the Wannamaker Trophy after his round tomorrow.
Second Place Fortunes
Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth started the day tied for second. Scott shot 72, and Spieth 71 losing strokes to the leader. Dustin Johnson moved into 2nd with his 3rd consecutive day of scores in the 60s. A 69 on Thursday followed by a 67 and another 69 on Saturday moved Johnson to 5 under.
Low rounds of the day went to Jazz Janewattananond and Harold Varner III, who each shot 67, bringing the pair into contention.
Unfortunately, for the assembled professionals, it appears they all are vying for the runner-up spot behind Koepka.
Will there be drama on Sunday? Brooks Koepka hopes not, he would like to cruise through the final round in similar fashion to today.