WATCH: Tiger Woods Congratulates Brooks Koepka

Woods showed class in defeat to congratulate Koepka after he won the USPGA Championship

WATCH: Tiger Woods Congratulates Brooks Koepka

The 14-time major winner showed class by waiting for Koepka to congratulate him after his USPGA win

WATCH: Tiger Woods Congratulates Brooks Koepka

Tiger Woods has always been known as a steely competitor with no real interaction with his peers, but has appeared to be a different man in his latest comeback this year.

The 14-time major winner is friendlier than ever with competitors and showed some class after coming up short at the USPGA Championship.

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Woods waited at the scoring building for Koepka to congratulate him on his play after he had just won his third major.

World number nine Rickie Fowler was also there to congratulate Koeopka, who had just shot 66 to beat Woods by two strokes.

Watch Woods congratulate Koepka:

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Tiger Woods revealed after his round that he had been mightily impressed with Koepka's driving and putting a in a practice round prior to the USPGA.

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I played with him in a practice round and he was literally hitting it 340, 350 in the air. And when a guy’s doing that and hitting it straight and as good a putter as he is, it’s tough to beat.”

Brooks Koepka and Tiger Woods of the during a practice round prior to the 2018 USPGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 8, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Koepka spoke about Woods and how he knew that, barring his team, the entire golfing universe were cheering on the 14-time major winner.

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“Yeah, I think, other than me, my team, everybody was rooting for Tiger. I mean, as they should. He’s probably — he’s the greatest player to ever play the game, and to have the comeback that he’s having is incredible."

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

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Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x