This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.
After an actioned-packed Saturday at the PGA Championship, the one question in my mind was – is there another golfer on the planet I would trust more with a 54-hole lead at a major than Brooks Koepka? Although he had only two majors on his resume at that point, the answer was no. The reasons for that opinion would become obvious by the end of the day. What most of us assumed, that Koepka was a machine sent from the future to destroy the hopes and dreams of golfers and Tiger Woods' fans everywhere, was obvious by the time Koepka strolled up the 18th fairway.
If there were any questions, they were quickly answered by his post-round interview when he said he had won three of the last seven majors by simply focusing more. No mention of nerves, no problems with his mechanics, nothing that those human golfers worry about; no, he just needed to focus. Koepka appeared human for about 30 minutes Sunday as he bogeyed consecutive holes, but after that software glitch was fixed, he never wavered the rest of the way. He missed a few birdie putts, but he never let up. Koepka was simply relentless.
While the entire golfing world had their eyes on Woods, Koepka refused to give golf fans a real belief that Woods could somehow best him. That's the thing about making a charge from behind at a major – you almost always need some help. Woods did just about everything he could