Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Brooks Koepka one-hops rare albatross into 16th at TPC Sawgrass

Brooks Koepka one-hops rare albatross into 16th at TPC Sawgrass

Koepka had a 12-foot putt on No. 18 for a 62 and the record alone, but he narrowly missed it.

Brooks Koepka used an albatross-birdie-par finish on Sunday in the final round of the 2018 Players Championship to shoot 63 and tie the TPC Sawgrass course record with seven other golfers (most recently by Webb Simpson in the second round this year).

Koepka shot nine-under (63) during his round Sunday to jump all the way up into a tie for third on the leaderboard.

"Once you birdie 17, you know you're on pace for [the course record]", said Koepka.

Incredibly, Koepka went deep without taking advantage of the gettable par-5 2nd and 11th holes, nor the drivable par-4 12th.

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"There was nobody more excited to be out here this week than me", said Koepka.

Having sat out four months following wrist surgery, the 28-year-old will make a significant dent in his FedExCup ranking which sat at 111th coming into THE PLAYERS.

He wasn't sure he was going to play until a few minutes before his tee times.

On Sunday, he became the eighth player with a 63 on the TPC Sawgrass, according to ESPN Stats & Information. It's the second 63 of the week, as 54-hole leader Webb Simpson shot 63 on Friday to seize control of the tournament. He started the final round 17 shots out of the lead. "If you're going to talk about it you might as well do it".

But when his approach shot one hopped into the hole all he could do was laugh, especially after he had complained to his caddie earlier in the round that nothing was getting super close. And then on the 16, he didn't have to putt at all.

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