2019 PGA Live Coverage: Highlights from Sunday’s final round at Bethpage
The wait is over, and the final round at the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black has has officially arrived. You can follow Sunday’s final round with our PGA Live Coverage below, featuring live score updates, highlights from your favorite players, and video clips of the best shots.
Brooks Koepka enters the day with a commanding seven-shot lead. Koepka, who won the 2018 PGA Championship last August, could become the first golfer ever to capture back-to-back PGAs and U.S. Opens. If he wins, he will also increase his major total to four, which ties Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy on the all-time list.
Koepka’s primary challengers will be the four players tied for second at five under. Those players are World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, Harold Varner III, Luke List and Jazz Janewattananond. Koepka tees off at 2:35 p.m. ET in the final group with Varner.
You can follow final round of the 2019 PGA Championship on Sunday at Bethpage Black with our PGA Live Coverage blog below, beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET.
PGA Live Coverage: Sunday’s Final Round (ET)
6:46 p.m That’s all for today’s live updates. Brooks Koepka has won four of the last eight major championships and is No. 1 player in the world. Stay tuned to the website for much more coverage of Koepka’s wire-to-wire performance.
6:43 p.m. Justin Thomas chimes in on Brooks Koepka’s historic run.
6:42 p.m. The back nine got interesting, but Koepka dominated this one beginning to end. He makes the par putt on 18. He’s the back-to-back PGA champion.
6:38 p.m. And he knocks it in tight and spins it to about five feet. That’ll do it.
6:36 p.m. Brooks maneuvers out of the rough. His approach will be from 68 yards. He can get up and two-putt for the win.
6:31 p.m. Brooks takes driver and it finds the thick stuff on the left. You’d assume he’ll just hack out of there and look to get on the green in three.
6:28 p.m. DJ makes his par on 18 to shoot 69 — which is quite an impressive number today. Doesn’t look like it’ll be enough, but quite an effort. Butttttttt, Brooks three-putts on 17. He’ll be the PGA Champion as long as he doesn’t double-bogey. Some drama still left.
6:23 p.m. Brooks finds the largest part of the green on 17. DJ leaves just four feet for his par on 18.
6:19 p.m. The tension was there for about 10 minutes. Brooks makes an easy par, and DJ skies his fairway shot into the gallery. Barring something crazy…
6:17 p.m. Cruel.
6:14 p.m. DJ’s drive leaks right on 18. Looks like he found a bunker. He’ll need to do something special here if he wants a chance.
6:11 p.m. Looks like only six players are going to finish this tournament under par, and that sounds about right. The course played true to form this week.
6:08 p.m. The make percentage was just 18% for DJ — and he joins the 82%. Lead back to three shots.
6:05 p.m. Koepka two-putts for par, his first in five holes. He’ll take a two-shot lead with three to play. And DJ will have to make this 15-footer to even keep it at two shots. Momentum tilting back to Brooks.
5:59 p.m. And DJ slides it to the right. Some (slight) breathing room for Koepka now. It just moved a couple inches to the right at the end, narrowly grazing the right edge. Two shots separate them.
5:57 p.m. Hey, a good week for Jordan Spieth, who finishes out with a 71 today, two under for the tournament. But let’s hold on that one. Brooks just mashed his drive on 15 — his most important shot of the day. DJ will have about seven feet to save par.
5:53 p.m. Make that four straight bogeys for Brooks. A seven shot lead is down to just one. Two holes ahead, his buddy DJ just knocked his approach into the rough beyond the green.
5:51 p.m. Brooks gets up from behind the green to the fringe, then misses the par putt. He will have five feet left to make bogey and keep his lead (!!). And the crowd keeps chanting DJ’s name. Drama doesn’t even begin to describe this.
5:47 p.m. Scenes from the course right now as Koepka blew his tee shot wayyyyy over the green…
5:43 p.m. Things: Officially Interesting. DJ makes his birdie putt on 15, the hardest hole on the golf course today. Brooks will now play 14, and presumably he’ll see the leaderboard, which shows his lead down to just two shots.
5:41 p.m. Ooooook. Brooks’ par putt lips out the right. Awaiting DJ to potentially make things real interesting.
5:39 p.m. Huge moment here, with Koepka putting for par on 13 and DJ putting for birdie on 14. If the former misses and the latter makes, the lead will be just two.
5:34 p.m. Koepka finds the fringe on his third shot. He’ll have an up and down for par on 13, looking to stay four clear of DJ.
5:24 p.m. Brooks misses way left on No. 13… uh oh…
5:20 p.m. Two straight bogeys for Koepka now, as DJ hits it to 20 feet on the par 3 14th.
5:17 p.m. DJ is going to make par on the par 5 13th. If Brooks keeps putting one foot in front of the other, this one should be over.
5:05 p.m. Huge make for Brooks on that bogey putt. He drops just one shot, no harm, no foul. He’ll take a five-shot lead into No. 12.
5:02 p.m. Koepka in some trouble at No. 11. Drive finds the bunker, lays up out of the bunker, and then approach spins off the front of the green. Now, he’s left himself a little work for bogey.
4:57 p.m. So, I guess the Bethpage sign doesn’t lie. Only DJ and Brooks are under par for the day.
4:54 p.m. WOAH. An ace from Lucas Bjerregaard on 17! And then Lucas Glover holed out from the bunker in the same group! All the excitement!
4:48 p.m. DJ narrowly misses the par putt — and suddenly, just like that, it’s a six-shot gap again.
4:45 p.m. Dustin left himself a tricky up-and-down from the bunker on 11. He’ll have about eight feet for a par save he desperately needs. On 10, Brooks nearly holed on with a gap wedge from the fairly. He’ll kick in from a foot to get to 13 under.
4:35 p.m. So, uh, yeah…
4:33 p.m. DJ leaves his birdie putt a couple inches to the right on No. 10. He’ll take a 4 there, of course, but a 3 could’ve really added some pressure. Onward…
4:27 p.m. You’d have to think it’ll take at least 64 to go get Brooks? Could DJ possibly have that in him? Would even that be enough? We’ll have to see.
4:21 p.m. This is the closest the lead has been in 48 hours, per Jim Nantz. Which is a quite a testament to the utter domination Koepka has shown this week. Anyway, another two-putt par for our leader.
4:18 p.m. DJ sticks one to three feet on No. 9. He taps in the birdie. Oh boy. He makes the turn at three under, 32. He’s now four shots back of Brooks.
4:11 p.m. Another stress-free par for Brooks, who will happily take 10 more of those, no doubt.
4:06 p.m. A fist pump from Spieth! A good Sunday would do wonders for his confidence, you’d imagine.
4:04 p.m. Dustin crucially saves par on 8. He’s still two under on the day, seven under for the tournament — five back of Brooks.
3:30 p.m. (ET): Hey! Look! Rory made a birdie! Not his week this time around, but this will stick in the memory.
3:21 p.m. (ET): Harold Varner looks like he’s ejecting from the final round. A double on the par-3 3rd hole after a hooked tee shot, then hooks his drive on the par-5 4th. His punch out didn’t go as planned: the grass wrapped around his clubhead and the ball took out even further left, ending up in the trees. He couldn’t find his ball, took a lost ball penalty, and that might be the last we see of him on the coverage today.
3:18 p.m. (ET): Quite the hole out here from resident fan favorite Kiradech Aphibarnrat. From rough in the crowd, he flops it straight into the hole. Nice one.
3:00 p.m. (ET): Thirsty? Enjoy this final round PGA with some long island ice tea. Need a recipe? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered…
2:58 p.m. (ET): Elsewhere on the course, Webb drops a bomb to get back to five-over, which is a decent score on this course for golfers not-named Brooks.
2:51 p.m. (ET): Impressive first hole from Harold Varner III, though, who came out of the gates playing in the final group with an easy birdie. Gets the lead to five.
2:50 p.m. (ET): Hrmm. Uncharacteristically nervy first hole from Brooks. Wedges it short of the green, chips it to 11 feet and misses the putt for a bogey on one of the easier holes on the course. Misses the fairway on the next but hits the green for an easy par. Birdie putt never really threatened the hole.
2:45 p.m. (ET): Let the coronation begin. The final ground is on the course. Brooks’ drive leaks a little left and finds the left rough on the short first hole. Somehow, I doubt he’s too worries about it.
2:38 p.m. (ET): Let the coronation begin. The final ground is on the course. Brooks’ drive leaks a little left and finds the left rough on the short first hole. Somehow, I doubt he’s too worries about it.
2:28 p.m. (ET): The second-to-last group has teed off, and wanted to give a special shoutout to the first tee announced who absolutely nailed the pronunciation of Jazz Janewattananond’s name, which is no mean feat…
2:12 p.m. (ET): The sun is out, the final round is here, and Brooks Koepka is in no mood to lift his foot off the throat of this 2019 PGA Championship. He’s on a mission. Don’t believe us? Then look at this: His girlfriend Jena goes for a sneaky kiss as they head through the grounds, but Brooks foes for the fist pump instead. Accidental? Probably, but either way, the man is locked in.
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