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Koepka on tackling Tiger and defending US PGA

(CNN)When Tiger Woods won the first of his 15 majors at the 1997 Masters, Brooks Koepka was barely out of kindergarten.Later this week, however, the pair will collide as arguably the hottest two players in golf when the US PGA Championship tees off at Bethpage Black on Long Island.Woods, 43, won the US Open at the same New York venue 17 years ago but returns as the Masters champion after a remarkable win at Augusta in April. The big-hitting Koepka, 29, is a triple major champion in his own right having won three of the last eight majors, including last year's US PGA, when he fought off a resurgent Woods to secure a two-shot triumph at Bellerive. That he finished tied for second at Augusta last month merely reinforces his status as a man at ...