Koepka in­sists he can get bet­ter af­ter reach­ing world No 1

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The three-time ma­jor cham­pion moved top of the world rank­ings ahead of Dustin John­son and Justin Rose af­ter win­ning the CJ Cup, the third vic­tory in 2018 for the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year.

Koepka re­turns to Shang­hai look­ing to go one bet­ter than his run­ner-up fin­ish a year ago, with the Amer­i­can con­fi­dent of build­ing on his im­pres­sive year.

“The way I’m play­ing right now, I feel like I can win any­where,” Koepka said on Wed­nes­day. “I don’t feel like I’ve peaked at all. I feel like I can get a lot bet­ter. You can al­ways im­prove.

“With ma­tu­rity, com­ing out on the golf course you learn new things about your­self ev­ery day.

“To start the year off with a win is some­thing you al­ways want to do. One-for-one is al­ways nice. Just got to build on that and I feel like I’ve built a lot of mo­men­tum through­out the year.”

Koepka is the fourth player to hold the world No 1 spot in 2018, al­though John­son and Rose can both over­take the 28-year-old this week at She­shan In­ter­na­tional.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to this week and look­ing for­ward to tee­ing it up as No 1,” Koepka added. “I think that’s some­thing ev­ery golfer kind of dreams of and ev­ery golfer wants to ac­com­plish.

“I’m look­ing to build on that lead, grow it, and that way I can be No 1 for a while. The goal isn’t just to get here, it’s to stay here.”

World num­ber one golfer, Brooks Koepka

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