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Brooks Koepka Captures CJ Cup and World No. 1 Title

Article by Staff and Wire reports of Global Golf Post

There’s a new No. 1 in the world ranking with Brooks Koepka displacing his buddy Dustin Johnson with his victory.

Remember the line of questioning about why Koepka is so good in major championships – he’s won three of the past seven played – but he had only one other PGA Tour victory? Well, this took care of that.

Taking the lead into the final round, Koepka had players coming at him throughout the closing 18 holes. Don’t be deceived by the four-stroke margin of victory. The outcome was in doubt until the final two holes.

On a day when Ryan Palmer shot 62 with seven consecutive birdies to finish third and Gary Woodland posted a 63, Koepka was too good at the end. When Woodland birdied the 16th, he shared the lead with Koepka, who quickly answered with a birdie at the 15th to move back up by one.

“Brooks with the lead not much fazes him, so you knew you had to make a lot of birdies and I made a lot today, but I was just too far behind,” Woodland said.

A poor tee shot at the 16th hole and a missed green proved no problem to Koepka, who pitched in for a birdie that ultimately swung the tournament to him.

“To play that back nine as well as I did, I didn’t even know I shot 29, but that’s pretty cool, Koepka said.

Koepka has now won 12 times around the world in seven countries.

Driver: TaylorMade M3 460 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80TX

Driving Iron: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3)
Shafts: Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X-Flex

Irons: Mizuno JPX-900 Tour (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw (52-12F, 56-10S) Titleist Vokey SM4 TVD Raw (60-08)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Only T10 Select Newport 2

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord (Midsize) with one wrap of 2-way tape and one wrap of masking tape

Published with permission from Global Golf Post