Brooks Koepka booed by PGA Championship fans before taking lead from Phil Mickelson


    Brooks Koepka clearly wasn’t the fans’ favourite to win the PGA Championship on the first tee. The four-time major winner was grouped with overnight leader Phil Mickelson for the final round.

    Mickelson has looked solid all week long with supporters growing with anticipation on seeing him win his first major since 2013.

    And for a short period on Saturday, it looked as though he’d run away with it after scoring five birdies through the first 10 holes.

    A bogey and a double bogey followed on holes 12 and 13 though to give the chasing pack a glimmer of hope.

    Koepka meanwhile had another steady round of two-under par to leave him just one back from Mickelson at the end of play on Saturday.

    It meant the two Americans were to be in the final pairing on Sunday and spectators at the Kiawah Island course packed into the first tee to see them in action.

    Mickelson was announced first to raptuous cheers from those who managed to stand by the tee box.

    And they threw their support behind the 50-year-old when he smashed his driver down the left side of the fairway.

    Koepka was up next though and there was a spatter of booes from the crowd as he stepped up to the tee.


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