Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Brooks Koepka, the No. 12 golfer in the world, made one of the best shots, so far, of 2021 with a clutch eagle in the final round of the Phoenix Open. The chip on No. 17 helped Koepka win the tournament by one stroke.
Koepka carded a 6-under par 65 in the final round of the tournament on Sunday at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 19-under par for the tournament. Kyoung-Hoon Lee and Xander Schauffele tied for second place at 18-under par.
"I live for those moments where you got to close, you got to hit some quality shots, quality putts," Koepka told reporters. "I just like showing off, I guess."
Koepka was five shots back of the lead -- held by Schauffele and Jordan Spieth -- at the start of the fourth round. He made par on his first hole on Sunday before a bogey and an eagle on Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. He then made par on Nos. 4 through 12 before he went on a hot streak and won the tournament.
He started the run with a birdies on Nos. 13, 14 and 15. Koepka then carded a par on No. 16 before he stepped up to the tee on No. 17.
Koepka blasted a 304-yard drive, which landed 32 yards short of the hole. He then stepped up and chipped the ball onto the green. The shot took a small bounce before it rolled into the hole. The chip for eagle gave Koepka a two-stroke lead on Lee and Carlos Ortiz, at the time.
Koepka, a former world No. 1, has dealt with knee and hip injuries over the last few years. Sunday's win was Koepka's first PGA Tour victory since the 2019 FedEx St. Jude Invitational.