Brooks Koepka captured his fourth major title Sunday by winning the 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage Black Course in Farmingdale, New York—making him the tournament's back-to-back champion.
Koepka entered Sunday's final round at 12 under par—good for a seven-shot lead—and finished the day having shot four over to put his tournament score at eight under.
However, the 29-year-old was given a slight scare by runner-up Dustin Johnson on the back nine. Following four consecutive bogeys from Koepka that dropped his overall score to nine under, Johnson cut the lead to one stroke heading into the 17th hole.
No PGA Tour player has ever lost a seven-shot lead after 54 holes, according to the PGA Tour.
Koepka was able to avoid making the wrong kind of history by staving off Johnson, who suffered back-to-back bogeys on 16 and 17, to claim what appeared to be rightfully his all weekend long. Johnson finished the round at one under on the day and six under for the tournament.