Brooks Koepka became the first two-time winner in LIV Golf when he claimed a one-stroke victory over Sebastián Muñoz at LIV Golf Orlando.
The four-time Major champion won the regular-season finale last year in the Invitational Series in Jeddah. It’s also his first elite pro victory in his home state of Florida.
Meanwhile, Torque GC claimed its first team title at Orange County National.
“I’ve been playing good for a few weeks,” the American said after his final-round three-under 68 left him at 15 under. “It just hasn’t really shown on the scorecard, making dumb mistakes. It was nice to come out this week and play mistake-free pretty much.”
Koepka started the day with a three-shot lead but Muñoz – who opened with a record-tying 62 on Friday – provided constant pressure. He holed out from behind the green at the 16th hole to move within a stroke of the lead.
It ultimately came down to the final hole. Both Koepka and Muñoz found the green with their approach shots but faced long birdie putts. Both attempts came up well short, giving each player nervy four-footers to maintain their positions. They both made their par putts, allowing Koepka to celebrate.
South Africa’s Dean Burmester ended tied third on 12 under with American Patrick Reed after a third-round 64 that included an eagle, six birdies and a bogey.
Charl Schwartzel finished on seven under (T16), with Branden Grace a further shot behind (T22) and Louis Oosthuizen on even par (T41).
– Edited report from LIV Golf website