Brooks Koepka hasn’t stopped celebrating since winning his third Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday. He continued partying in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes. He filled the Wanamaker Trophy with beer and shared it with Brady Tkachuk after the Panthers led 3-0 in the series.
Koepka is a huge Panthers fan, and even in his post-championship interview, he said that Game 3 is what he’ll be doing on Monday. When Koepka told the media he wouldn’t come to his senses, he wasn’t kidding. Video and photos from Game 3 show just how much Koepka enjoyed his fifth major win.
Sharing the Wanamaker Trophy with Tkachuk is great content. It was even better when he put the cup on his head after downing the liquid inside.
Brady is the younger brother of superstar Matthew Tkachuk, who is the frontrunner for the Conn Smythe Trophy if the Panthers win the Stanley Cup.
Koepka combines golf and hockey into one, and many people can appreciate that. Florida and Carolina are evenly matched—most would agree after that Game 1, four overtime marathons. Since that win, however, the Panthers picked up two more on-goal wins to lead the series.
Koepka shared that he slept on the couch Thursday watching that marathon game, showing how dedicated he is to Panthers hockey. After Saturday’s round, he said watching Game 2 was the thing he would do in his free time ahead of the final day of the PGA Championship. Koepka grabbed that Panthers win and channeled that energy into his Sunday performance.
Nothing stopped Koepka on Sunday, like how this Florida team played.