The PGA Championship may be over, but the excitement is still lingering.
With roars for Woods unheard anywhere this side of Augusta National, Koepka kept his cool and ran off two birdies on the back nine at Bellerive with Adam Scott tied for the lead and Woods one shot behind. Behind him, Koepka holed his two birdie putts.
"We just needed to hit the ball well and do the stuff I was doing, and continue - and I don't think - Claude [Harmon, Koepka's coach] didn't say one word to me this week I was hitting it that good".
Just not quite well enough. They both missed 6-foot birdies on the 17th, and Scott had to settle for third when he bogeyed the final hole for a 67.
Queenslander Cameron Smith signed off in style with a 66 giving him a share of 56th at one under, while countryman Marc Leishman (71) was three shots back tied for 71st. But he said he hadn't felt this good at a tournament he didn't win in a long time.
Having grabbing the lead at Bellerive Country Club with a record-equalling halfway score, Woodland's hard work was almost undone at the par four 10th where his approach found a greenside sand trap. "You want guys that have had a good solid season".
The Florida native is now one of just 46 players in golf's history to have won three or more majors in their career.
Scott played all week wearing a yellow ribbon on his hat to honour Jarrod Lyle, the PGA Tour player who died Wednesday after a return of cancer. For one St. Louis fan, the experience is one he'll never forget.
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"For the people that knew him quite well that were playing this week, golf was probably a little distraction", he said. "And I'm just very pleased at what I've done so far. going from where I've come from, to now over the past year, it's been pretty cool".
Scott will be able to enjoy some newfound confidence, too.
Decker worked in the PGA Championship Shops checking people out. Not since Woods won four in a row through the 2001 Masters has anyone won majors at such an alarming rate. It was nearly as if someone had hit the rewind button on the last few years.
"I can give myself a pass now for sure", he said. "The beginning of the back nine, I could hear all the roars". Thomas turned birdie into bogey at the turn with a three-putt from 5 feet, and he missed a short par putt on the 14th to fall back.
Koepka hit a 4-iron to 6 feet on the 248-yard 16th hole to set up birdie and take a two-shot cushion into the final two holes.
"I got off to a really slow start, so I was not super comfortable early in the round", Scott told reporters.
"That will probably go down as probably one of the best shots I've ever hit under pressure", he said.
Fellow Australian Day was fighting to keep his head above water during a 71 that dropped the 2015 victor to a share of 19th at seven under. Tiger [Woods] was charging at times, and that was filtering back through the groups, certainly. "When you're firing at flags you have to be calm and focus on every shot".
It was nearly too late before anybody paid attention to what Scott was doing. "To do this (winning the title) is truly incredible", Koepka said after putting the last hole. "I made a bit of a run". I didn't really start that way this year.