In four-ball action in the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, World No. 1460 Chase Koepka and older brother Brooks Koepka, the world's 19th-ranked player, styled a 10-under-par 28-34=62 to conclude on 19-under 269, up 14 spots to T5 with play still in progress.
Chase, 23, was making his PGA TOUR debut. The top 5 teams and ties (10 players and ties) total, earn an exemption into next week's Wells Fargo (if not already exempt), which would be big for Chase. Brooks, three years older, was making his 75th career TOUR start. After opening in 69 (alternate shot), 65 (best ball) and 73 (alternate), the duo began on 9-under (T19), 10 adrift of 54-hole leaders Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith. With lift, clean and place in effect, they began off No. 10 tee and were sleepwalking on 1-over thru six holes, carding five pars and a bogey-6 at 11. Brooks got things rolling with a hat-trick of birdies at 16-18 and extended the run to five straight on holes 1 and 2. Brooks rang up another at 4 with Chase getting on board with birdie-3 at 5. Brooks circled 6 and 8 while Chase pitched in for eagle-3 at seven (from 50'8" away) to complete their scoring.