Brooks Koepka becomes first player with two LIV Golf titles after victory in Orlando

By Sports Desk April 02, 2023

Brooks Koepka became the first multiple winner in LIV Golf's short history after securing a one-stroke victory at LIV Golf Orlando on Sunday with a score of 15 under.

Koepka, a four-time major champion, won his first event on the new tour back in October at LIV Golf Jeddah, and he came into his third and final round in Orlando leading by three strokes after a pair of six-under 66s on Friday and Saturday.

He was bogey-free with four birdies through 14 holes as he tried to close it out, but Sebastian Munoz – who set the LIV Golf single-round scoring record with a nine-under 62 on Friday – was chasing him down.

Koepka's first bogey on the 15th cut his lead to one, but Munoz also bogeyed to briefly give back the two-stroke buffer, before birdieing the 16th to set up a tense finish.

Munoz appeared to throw his chances away when he sailed his bunker shot on 17 well past the green, but he got up-and-down for par to keep it at one shot going onto the last.

Both players found the middle of the green in regulation, and while Munoz gave himself a tap-in par, Koepka left himself a sweaty six-footer for the win, but made no mistake.

For the victory, Koepka took home a $4million winner's cheque, as well as his share of the second-placed team prize as his Smash GC finished one stroke behind Munoz's Torque GC.

Dean Burmester and Patrick Reed were tied for third at 12 under, while Dustin Johnson banked a top-10 with a solo seventh at 10 under.

After briefly climbing up into the top-five at 10 under, Cameron Smith went bogey, bogey, triple-bogey to fall back five shots.

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