Sunday night update:
Seminole Brooks Koepka posted another fantastic showing in a major today, finishing the Masters at -12, one shot behind champion Tiger Woods. Koepka didn’t have his best stuff on Sunday, which is even more of a testament to his talent, as he wound up tied for second with Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele.
Saturday night update:
After two rounds atop the leaderboard, former Florida State golfer Brooks Koepka remains in the hunt as the Masters’ final round sets to commence on Sunday morning. Due to the expectation of inclement weather, tee-times have been moved way up, and the usual twosomes have been expanded to threesomes. So here’s where things stand heading into the final round.
Koepka is in fourth place, at -10, and he’ll play with Webb Simpson (-9) and Ian Poulter (-9) in the penultimate group at 9:09 am. The leaders will get going immediately thereafter. Francesco Molinari (-13), Tiger Woods (-11), and Tony Finau (-11) will tee off in the final trio at 9:20 am.
CBS has adjusted its coverage, which will start at 9 am.
Friday night update:
With two rounds in the books, Florida State’s Brooks Koepka remains tied for the lead at the Masters, at -7. Koepka shot a -1 71 on Friday to sleep on a tie for the lead for the second straight night. He’s joined atop the leaderboard by a host of fellow major champions: Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Francesco Molinari, and Jason Day. Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, and Xander Schauffele are just a shot back.
Koepka will play with Scott on Saturday, teeing off in the penultimate group at 2:35 pm. CBS’ coverage begins at 3 pm.
Yes, you’ve heard this story before— but that doesn’t mean that the tale has grown tiresome. After winning three of the last six major golf championships, Florida State’s Brooks Koepka is once again atop the leaderboard, having shot a -6 round of 66 on Thursday to open the Masters. That score has him tied atop the leaderboard with fellow American Bryson DeChambeau in Augusta.
Koepka, who played for the Seminoles before going pro in 2012, has become an absolute major machine of late on the PGA Tour, entering the Masters ranked No. 4 in the world. Koepka is the two-time defending US Open Champion, as well as the defending PGA Champion.
But a loaded list of contenders are hot on the heels of Koepka. Just a stroke back is the venerable Phil Mickelson, and the pair at -4 is comprised of Ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson. And Tiger Woods is lurking at -2.