Three-peat? 3 straight bogeys leave Brooks Koepka in neutral at PGA Championship

Koepka vying to become first to three-peat at PGA Championship since 1920s
Brooks Koepka lines up putt at 2020 PGA Championship
Posted at 10:53 PM, Aug 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-08 22:54:51-04

SAN FRANCISCO — Bogey, bogey, bogey. This was not what Brooks Koepka had in mind when he was thinking about three in a row at the PGA Championship.

Now, if he's going to become the first player to three-peat at the PGA since the 1920s, he'll have to win his first in come-from-behind fashion.

It's all because of those three straight 5s he made -- on the par-4 13th, 14th and 15th holes at chilly Harding Park.

One bad swing and a couple of bad breaks led to the bogeys that undermined what was an otherwise solid day. He bounced back with a pair of birdies down the stretch to shoot 1-under 69 and finish at 7 under.

He's two shots tied for fourth, two shots behind leader Dustin Johnson.