Viktor Hovland and the on-the-rise Scottie Scheffler were unable to stop Brooks Koepka from winning his third US PGA Championship victory and fifth major.
After feeling like he "choked" while leading after 54 holes at the Masters last month, Koepka maintained his composure to shoot a 66 in the final round at Oak Hill Country Club.
With five holes remaining, Hovland continued to apply pressure and cut Koepka's lead to one, but his chances were doomed when he made a double bogey at the 16th.
With a strong 65, Scheffler closed the gap on Koepka, who held on to win his first major since the 2019 PGA Championship.
The hole-in-one that club professional Michael Block, 46, made on the 15th hole during the final round while playing with Rory McIlroy, who tied for seventh place, was the day's high point.
Six weeks after feeling like he "choked" during the Masters final round, Brooks Koepka maintained his composure to defeat Viktor Hovland's valiant effort and win the US PGA Championship at Oak Hill.
Koepka shot a final-round 67 to finish nine under par, win his third US PGA title, fifth major overall, and become the first player from the Saudi-funded LIV Golf League to win a major championship.