Brooks Koepka birdied four straight on the 18th hole, including three in overtime on Sunday, to win the LIV Tour golf tournament in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Koepka finished all three regulation rounds at -12, as did Peter Uihlein. The two men alternately birdied the first two rounds of the 18th pennant, but Uihlein then cracked by sending a shot into the sand trap. His bogey put an end to hostilities.
Uihlein was leading by a stroke after 36 holes, but he was unable to resist his compatriot's push. He notably put two double bogeys on his card.
“I had two double [bogeys] on Sunday and it's hard to win when you do that,” he said. in interview with a representative of LIV Golf. It's sad, but the team won, and that puts us in a good position for Miami.”
The Smash GC, consisting of Uihlein, Koepka and his brother Chase as well as Jason Kokrak has indeed won the team tournament at -33. The team therefore moves from eighth to fifth place in the standings.
The next tournament will take place from October 28 to 30 in Florida.
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