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Koepka wins in Memphis

29th July 2019, 09:55 by Michael Holland

Brooks Koepka came from behind to win the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational at the expense of Rory McIlroy.

McIlroy held the overnight lead in Memphis but could not make it count as he carded a final round score of 71 to finish on 11 under, five shot behind Koepka.

The American was in hot form when shooting a 65, while fellow countryman Webb Simpson finished second, three shots behind, after compiling the lowest score of the day, 64.

Australian Marc Leishman finished third on 12 under.

Koepka was understandably delighted with the win, made even more special by the fact he beat McIlroy to the title.

"It feels really good. I knew I had to make some putts and to catch up with Rory by nine would be big," Koepka said.

"I played really solid. The goal was to make no bogeys and I came out bogey free so I'm really pleased. To win this title against Rory was pretty special."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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