Koepka heads into LIV Golf Orlando final day with three-shot lead

Brooks Koepka heads into the final day of LIV Golf Orlando with a three-shot lead as the four-time major winner gears up for the Masters next week

  • Brooks Koepka is finding his form ahead of the first major of the year next week 
  • LIV Golf star Koepka played bogey-free at Orange County National Saturday
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Brooks Koepka started to hit his stride on Saturday with a 6-under 65 for a three-shot lead in LIV Golf-Orlando just days before the Masters.

Koepka played bogey-free at Orange County National with Sebastian Munoz of Colombia following his 62 with an even-par 71.

Mito Pereira (66), Laurie Canter (66) and Patrick Reed (67) were four shots back.

Koepka will try to become the first multiple winner since the Saudi-funded LIV Golf began last June. 

He won a year ago in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in a playoff over Peter Uihlein. Before that, Koepka’s last win was in February 2021 in the Phoenix Open as he battled a various assortment of injuries.

Brooks Koepka has a three-shot lead going into the final round of LIV Golf Orlando on Sunday

Sebastian Munoz is chasing down Koepka following an even-par 71 during the second round

‘Just got rid of the mental mistakes,’ Koepka said.

He considered his previous two LIV Golf tournaments this year in Mexico and Tucson – what he called ‘dumb mistakes’ at Mayakoba and ‘then go to Tucson and I played the tough holes really well and played the easy ones probably the worst in the field.’

Koepka has won four majors in a span of three years – two US Opens and two PGA Championships. The first major of this season gets underway at Augusta National on Thursday.

‘Every time I try to play the week before a major, it’s always just to make sure my game is in good shape,’ he said. 

‘Just kind of go down the checklist of trying to make better decisions than normal. Just trying to play disciplined golf because when I go to a major, I’m so disciplined, and I think sometimes I can get a little bit carefree in regular events, firing at flags, missing on the wrong side. And I don’t do that in majors.’

Dustin Johnson (70) and British Open champion Cameron Smith (68) were seven shots behind. LIV Golf has 18 players who will be at the Masters next week.

Koepka claimed his first major title with a four-shot victory at the US Open back in June 2017

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