Brooks Koepka said his game was exactly where he wanted it for the PGA championship.
Koepka fell short of his title defense at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and finished fourfold for the second three shots behind champion Justin Thomas. It was the American’s best result of the year and only his second top-10 finish in 11 events.
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That made Koepka optimistic for the PGA, where he is aiming for a third consecutive success from Thursday in San Francisco.
“I’m fine. I feel like my game is there, we wanted to be here, peaking for the PGA,” he told Golf Channel. “I feel like my game is there, everything is solid, I made a lot of good putts today, I just didn’t succeed. I’m happy with it.”
Koepka said he was happy with his improvement prior to the first major of the year.
“I feel like I’m playing well, so I’m excited to finish it off,” he said.
“Everything is moving in the right direction, so once you know you are losing, it doesn’t matter if you lose by one or ten, it doesn’t matter, so happy with it, in the right direction and look forward to the next week. “