Although Brooks Koepka led the PGA Championship Sunday at Oak Hill from start to finish, it wasn't an easy victory.
Before establishing distance down the stretch, Koepka spent the most of the back nine holding on for dear life with Viktor Hovland chasing.
Koepka's four-stroke advantage was cut to a one-stroke advantage after two bogeys on the front nine, and Hovland was one stroke back on the 16th hole when calamity struck.
The same error that caused Corey Conners to lose the lead on Saturday also caused a three-shot swing on Sunday.
Koepka made a birdie on the hole while Hovland made a double bogey. The rest was just formalities.
For the first time since he won his fourth major in three years in 2019, Koepka is now at the top of the golf world thanks to his triumph.
He was already a legitimate candidate for a major this year when he led the Masters after 54 holes in April, and he didn't allow his Sunday troubles at Augusta ruin his performance at Oak Hill.