Donald Trump Congratulates 'Man of Steel' Brooks Koepka for PGA Championship Win

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 13, 2018

Brooks Koepka poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship and the admiration of the president of the United States with his showing in St. Louis on Sunday.

Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations to Koepka, praising his "powerful game" and "powerful mind" while calling him "a man of steel":

Koepka did need the mental fortitude to withstand a charge from 14-time major champion Tiger Woods, who thrilled the galleries and viewers with a six-under 64 to climb all the way to second place. Woods was dialed in and drawing roars from the crowd with every dart he threw at the pin and clutch putt, but Koepka calmly responded with the consistency he demonstrated throughout the tournament.

The PGA champion shot under 70 in all four rounds, highlighted by the head-turning 63 he had Friday to establish himself as one of the golfers to beat in the year's final major.

"Everybody on the golf course could hear it," Koepka said of the crowd during Woods' charge, per Kevin Van Valkenburg of ESPN.com. "You could hear it trickle down as they changed the scoreboards. You'd hear different roars every three seconds. It was pretty obvious when Tiger made a birdie."

Woods may have been the primary storyline Sunday, but Koepka added another major title to his resume this year after winning the U.S. Open in June.

He is also just 28 years old and figures to be a force on the PGA Tour for years to come. It appears as if he will have a presidential fan following his progress as he attempts to add more trophies to his collection.

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