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Brooks Koepka earns No. 1 ranking with PGA win in Korea

SEOGWIPO, Jeju Island -- Brooks Koepka locked down the No. 1 spot in the men's world golf rankings with his first PGA Tour win of the season in South Korea on Sunday, aided by a thrilling chip-in birdie down the stretch.

Koepka, the 2017-2018 PGA Tour Player of the Year, captured the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges with a four-round total of 21-under 267, four strokes ahead of Gary Woodland, whose furious charge ultimately fell just short.

Koepka shot a final round of eight-under 64 at the Club at Nine Bridges on the resort island of Jeju, putting on an awe-inspiring ball-striking display for his fifth career PGA Tour win.


Brooks Koepka of the United States watches his shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the CJ Cup PGA golf tournament at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 18. (AP-Yonhap)
Brooks Koepka of the United States watches his shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the CJ Cup PGA golf tournament at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 18. (AP-Yonhap)

"It's absolutely amazing. It's a dream come true," Koepka said during hi