Golf world reacts to Brooks Koepka dominating first round of 2019 PGA Championship

By Jesse Reed
Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

Brooks Koepka got his title defense off to a smashing start Thursday with an opening-round 63 during the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.

Last year’s champ was unbelievably deadly and went into the clubhouse up by four strokes. Koepka didn’t log a single bogey. He went -4 on the front nine and closed out the back with a clutch birdie on the 18th hole to finish -7.

It was a surgical round by Koepka, who has been as cool as the other side of the pillow throughout the week leading up to his title defense.

The golf community as a whole is somewhat in awe of what Koepka accomplished on Thursday with his opening-round 63.

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