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After persevering with his dominance of the PGA Championship on Saturday, Brooks Koepka goes into the ultimate spherical at Bethpage Black with a seven-shot lead.
The 29-year-old American has long-been a robust favorite to wrap up his fourth main success and, having already damaged a lot of information this week, he can rewrite the document books as soon as once more on Sunday afternoon in New York.
Rory McIlroy claimed the most important PGA Championship win when he triumphed by eight photographs at Kiawah Island in 2012, whereas the biggest successful margin in a serious is 15 photographs by Tiger Woods within the 2000 US Open at Pebble Seashore.
Right here we have a look again on the most dominant performances in main historical past as Koepka prepares to gatecrash the record……
Tiger Woods – 15 photographs – 2000 US Open
Woods led from wire-to-wire as he claimed the primary of his three US Open victories at Pebble Seashore in 2000.
He made probably the most of his early begin with a six-under 65 within the opening spherical to guide by one after which defied tough situations in a weather-hit second spherical for a 69 which prolonged his benefit to 6 photographs.
The robust winds and deep tough examined the sector within the third spherical, however Woods nonetheless went spherical in level-par 71 to maneuver 10 clear and he was on a distinct degree to the remainder of the sector within the remaining spherical with a bogey-free 67 to maneuver to 12 below and a exceptional 15 photographs forward of joint runners-up Miguel Angel Jimenez and Ernie Els.
Tiger Woods – 12 photographs – 1997 Masters
Woods was breaking his personal document in California in 2000 after setting the earlier finest successful margin when he secured his first main victory at Augusta Nationwide three years earlier.
That margin of victory was much more notable after he performed the primary 9 holes of his first spherical in four-over 40, earlier than coming dwelling in six-under 30 for a spherical of 70 which left him three off the lead.
Woods, on the age of 21, then took complete command with the bottom scores in each the second and third spherical – 65 and 66 – to scoot 9 clear, and he eased to a 12-shot success over Tom Kite by carding a three-under 69 within the remaining spherical for a tournament-record complete of 18-under 270.
Jack Nicklaus – 9 photographs – 1965 Masters
Woods’ efficiency in 1997 shattered a lot of information that had been set by Jack Nicklaus at Augusta Nationwide when he gained the second of his six Masters titles 32 years earlier with a 17-under 271 complete.
Nicklaus opened with a five-under 67 to sit down two behind Gary Participant and a one-under 71 within the second spherical lifted him right into a share of the lead with Participant and Arnold Palmer on the midway stage.
The American then left his big-name rivals trailing in his wake on the Saturday with a power-packed, eight-under 64 – equalling the course document on the time – as he went 5 clear, and a three-under 69 within the remaining spherical elevated him 9 away from Palmer and Participant.
Jim Barnes – 9 photographs – 1921 US Open
Nicklaus’ successful margin in 1965 equalled that of Englishman Jim Barnes when he gained the third of his 4 majors on the 1921 US Open at Columbia Nation Membership in Maryland.
Barnes led from wire-to-wire on the par-70 format as rounds of 69, 75, 73 and 72 step by step took him three, 4, seven and eventually 9 photographs clear as he completed on nine-over 289, with Walter Hagen and Fred McLeod sharing a distant second place.
Rory McIlroy – eight photographs – 2012 PGA Championship
McIlroy surpassed the seven-stroke victory of Nicklaus in 1980 as he set the PGA Championship document at Kiawah Island together with his second main success in 2012.
The Northern Irishman hovered simply off the tempo within the opening two rounds with a five-under 67 adopted by a three-over 75 in gusty situations.
He surged three clear with one other 67 in a weather-interrupted third spherical earlier than capturing a bogey-free 66, which contained solely 24 putts, within the remaining spherical to complete on 13-under 275 and eight forward of Englishman David Lynn.
Rory McIlroy – eight photographs – 2011 US Open
McIlroy’s first main victory the earlier 12 months additionally got here by eight photographs in a record-breaking efficiency on the 2011 US Open at Congressional.
He established his dominance with a six-under 65 to guide by three after 18 holes and was six clear at midway following a 66 within the second spherical.
A 68 within the third spherical prolonged McIlroy’s benefit to eight and he was capable of coast spherical in 69 blows within the remaining spherical to complete eight away from Jason Day on 16-under 268, additionally changing into solely the third golfer to card 4 sub-70 rounds within the US Open.
Martin Kaymer – eight photographs – 2014 US Open
Kaymer claimed one other distinctive European victory within the 2014 US Open on the No 2 course at Pinehurst Resort as he matched McIlroy’s successful margin three years later.
The German turned the primary man to open a serious with two rounds of 65 or higher with back-to-back seven-under 65s to safe a six-shot cushion on the midway stage.
He might solely handle a two-over 72 within the third spherical however was nonetheless 5 clear going into the Sunday when a 69 was ok to see him prevail by eight from American duo Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler.
Raymond Floyd – eight photographs – 1976 Masters
Floyd led from begin to end as he gained his solely Masters title in 1976 with rounds of 65 and 66 placing him 5 clear at midway and a 72 was ok to increase his benefit to eight after 54 holes, his 15-under complete of 201 the bottom ever.
The American added one other 70 within the remaining spherical to complete on 17-under 271 and eight forward of Ben Crenshaw.
Tiger Woods – eight photographs – 2000 Open
Final, however certainly not least, is one other entry for Woods who recorded the document successful margin of eight photographs in The Open at St Andrews in 2000 as he accomplished his profession Grand Slam on the age of 24.
Woods was one off the tempo after a five-under 67 within the first spherical however went three clear after 36 holes because of a 66.
Rounds of 67 adopted over the weekend as he cruised to victory forward of Thomas Bjorn and Ernie Els, ending on 19-under 269.