GOLF | RICK BROADBENT
Michael Block: From shank to ace, how club pro lit up PGA Championship
Brooks Koepka claimed fifth major title but was upstaged by dog-loving journeyman’s hole in one during final round
It has been easy to lose perspective in golf’s great power squabble. Beyond the remainers and leavers, and the bots and the bickering, Brooks Koepka moved to a new echelon at the US PGA Championship, but the most uplifting, unifying story came from a 46-year-old man who was missing his dog.
Koepka’s win at Oak Hill takes him to five majors. Only 19 other players have managed that and he is the first born after 1975. As he has jumped to LIV Golf, this one had added significance. “Any good?” tweeted Ian Poulter, in pointed reference to critics of the Saudi-backed circuit.
• Kopeka claims third US PGA title to land major blow for LIV
Back from an injury that made him wonder if he