Brooks Koepka nearing peak form ahead of PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka said his game was just where he wanted it to be ahead of the PGA Championship.

Koepka fell short in his title defense at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, finishing in a four-way tie for second three shots behind champion Justin Thomas. It marked the American’s best result of the year and just his second top-10 finish in 11 events.

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That has left Koepka optimistic ahead of the PGA, where he will be aiming for a third straight success starting Thursday in San Francisco.

“I feel good. I feel like my game is right there, this is where we wanted to be, peaking for the PGA,” he told Golf Channel. “I feel like my game is right there, everything’s solid, I hit a lot of good putts today, just didn’t go in. I’m pleased with it.”

Koepka said he was pleased with his improvement ahead of the first major of the year.

“I feel like I’m playing good, so I’m excited to tee it up,” he said.

“Everything’s moving in the right direction, so¬†once you know you lose, it doesn’t matter if you lose by one or 10, it doesn’t matter, so, pleased with it, moving in the right direction and looking forward to next week.”