Golf: Tiger Woods falls short, as Brooks Koepka wins PGA Championship

American Brooks Koepka has won the PGA Championship at the Bellerive Country Club, in Missouri.  

Koepka shot a four-under 66 final round to finish 16-under par for the tournament.

It’s is the 28-year-old's second 'major' of the year, having won the US Open at Shinnecock Hills in June.

The victory places Koepka in elite company as he joins Woods, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win the US Open and US PGA in the same season.

He finished two shots clear of fellow American Tiger Woods, who finished second.

Woods shot six-under for the day to climb four places on the leaderboard.

"I played hard, had a bit of a struggle with my game, just grinding it out," Woods said afterwards. "I made a little bit of a run, but came up a couple of shots short.      

Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods. Photo credit: Getty Images

"I had a hard time with my warm- up. I had to pick a side [off the tee] - do I miss it way right or way left.

"I hung in there with my mind.

"These fans were so positive all week. I can't thank them enough, for what they were saying out there, what it meant to me as a player.

"I have been in contention for the last two majors, I would not have seen it a year ago."

Australian Adam Scott was third, a further shot back.  

Meanwhile, Kiwi Ryan Fox has claimed his best finish at a major, after a final- round two-under 68 to finish six-under par for the tournament and in a tie for 27th.

Fox had two birdies and two bogeys on the front nine to turn even with the card.

He then bogeyed the 10th hole, but he birdied the 11 and 13. The 31-year-old dropped back a shot on the 15th, but finished strong with birdies on the 16th and 17th holes to see out a strong finish to the tournament.

"It has been a good week and it has been nice to play four rounds at a major again," said Fox.

"The atmosphere this week was unbelievable and with Tiger in contention, it was even bigger."  

It is the third straight major that Fox has finished in the top 50. The Auckland pro finished 41st at the US Open and 39th at the British Open.