Off the Tee: 2019 PGA Championship Recap
It was the first time golf fans were treated to the PGA Championship as the second major on the calendar and the inaugural May edition of the event didn't disappoint.
What looked like a Brooks Koepka cakewalk to his second straight PGA Championship title and fourth major win in 23 months nearly turned into the biggest collapse in PGA Tour history as Koepka nearly squandered a seven-stroke lead on the back nine Sunday (May 19) before righting the ship to hold off Dustin Johnson by two shots.
In this edition of 'Off The Tee', Joel Harrington from 4 Deep Golf blog and I discuss how easy Koepka had it for most of the 2019 PGA Championship and how he was able to pull out of his tailspin just in time.
Things didn't go so well for Tiger Woods, who was trying to extend the momentum from his win at The Masters in April - his 15th major victory. Instead, Tiger, who hadn't played a competitive round since Augusta, struggled with just about every aspect of his game and missed the cut by one shot.
He wasn't the only big name player to have the weekend off as Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia, and Bubba Watson also missed the cut at Bethpage.
Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy turned things around after disappointing showings at The Masters. Spieth finished tied for third at the PGA - six shots behind Koepka, while McIlroy finished 69-69 to tie for eighth - nine behind the winner.
Here's my conversation with Joel recapping golf's second major of 2019: