Brooks Koepka has said crowd chants in support of Dustin Johnson helped push him towards victory at the US PGA Championship.
Koepka, who had started the final day at Bethpage with a seven-shot buffer, narrowly secured a two-shot win over Johnson after recovering from four consecutive bogeys.
Somewhat controversially, spectators were audible in their support of Johnson, with Koepka saying: ‘When they started chanting ‘DJ’ on 14, it actually kind of helped … I think it helped me kind of refocus.’
It was Koepka’s fourth major victory in his last eight starts, two US Open and two PGA Championship titles.
Following his victory the 29-year-old told reporters: ‘I think sometimes the majors are the easiest ones to win … I don’t see any reason I can’t get to double digits.’
US PGA Championship 2019: Brooks Koepka retains title – as it happened