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Tiger closes PGA Championship with awe-inspiring 64 in final round

Tiger closes PGA Championship with awe-inspiring 64 in final round

Tiger Woods hits from a bunker onto the 17th green during the final round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 12, 2018, in St. Louis.

Now, early next month after each of the FedExCup playoff events, Furyk will select his four captain's picks. His major finishes this year: 32nd at the Masters, cut in the U.S. Open, tied for sixth at the British, and, now, second at the PGA.

Over an ear-splitting afternoon in which most of the cheers weren't for him, Brooks Koepka got a taste of what golf feels like when Tiger Woods is in the hunt.

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The United States' commander in chief, a lifelong golf fan, tweeted his respect for Koepka's achievement in winning the third major title of his career ahead of an inspired Tiger Woods.

One week remains for players to either qualify for the event by moving into, or remaining in, the top 125 in the regular season standings. The presence of Tiger Woods in second proved to be a bigger talking point despite the remarkable achievement of the victor.

Furyk would not be pinned down on whether Woods was guaranteed a place in the team, skirting the question, no doubt cognizant of the diplomacy his job requires.

The 14-time major victor was appointed in Furyk's backroom in February when nobody - apart from maybe Woods himself - gave him a prayer of teeing it up in the Stars and Stripes for the first time since the Miracle of Medinah.

I did have a small bet on Francesco Molinari at [100.0] in-running last night and I backed both Scot and Woods at huge prices with a couple of holes to play, just in case something freaky happened but prior to that, the end was a bit nerve-wracking as I didn't back Scott or Woods early on. "I can't even put it into words".

"He's playing great this year. He's someone that I'm glad he's on my team, and I don't have to play against him". "I didn't play the last two holes very well".

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Woods had already been confirmed as a non-playing vice-captain for the USA. "Tiger's been a vice-captain in the team room as a player - he serves that role in either direction", Furyk said. "He's priceless, to be honest with you".

In fact, he arrived at the Bellerive Golf Course looking utterly cool, calm and collected.

"It's been a big boost to having maybe the best player who ever lived following your group and being there for support".

"I'm not sure the numbers are always that important when I look down the list".

Furyk, speaking to reporters Monday at Bellerive to introduce his qualified eight players, was hesitant to delve into who his picks might be.

On the American side, Koepka locked up the top spot, followed by Dustin Johnson in the second position.

But if his powers of recovery from that grim scenario were remarkable then so, too, were his escapology feats in St Louis. Woods has never won THE NORTHERN TRUST but has twice finished runner-up.

"He talked to me about making this team and I know his number one goal this year was to get healthy". "But his determination to get back and all his efforts is incredible". If he wins again, it would be the greatest comeback in sport. He now knows he can win again. Spieth and Reed have been dynamic in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup.

Furyk will announce three of his picks on September 4, one day after the Dell Technologies Championship.

The 28-year-old has now won three of the last seven majors and became the fifth golfer - and the first since Woods in 2000 - to capture both the PGA and US Open in the same year.


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