Tag Archives: Brooks Koepka

Jun
19
2017
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

At the start of the final round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, we thought we might be in for a thriller and perhaps even that dreaded “p-word,” but Brooks Koepka separated himself from the field on the back nine and cruised to a four-shot victory. Koepka’s 16-under total tied the tournament record for lowest total under par, which was set by Rory McIlroy in 2011 at Congressional — which quite a few players and caddies predicted as a possibility before championship commenced.

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Jun
17
2017

Nikki B and I talk about the thrilling action on moving day at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. We know the leaderboard isn’t filled with a bunch of “big” names, but we are loving the “nice guys” that are in contention heading into Sunday’s final round. Chances are we’ll crown another first-time major champion at the end of play.

Take your pick — they’re good storylines.

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Jun
17
2017

Sports Illustrated’s Alan Shipnuck joins Stephanie Wei and Nikki B before the leaders teed off in the third round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Shipnuck offers his witty, perceptive thoughts and his expert insights into what the weekend may hold and what the “very nice chaps” on the leaderboard need to do to come out on top and hoist the trophy on Sunday.

It’s a fun little 20-minute chat. Tune in after the jump!

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Jun
15
2017

Nikki B and I check in to talk about the action after the morning wave finished. She walked nine holes with two different groups, so we discussed her observations, and of course, go on random tangents. Check it out!

FYI: We tried out a new app called Bumpers just for kicks and it was pretty cool, but it’s probably not a format we’ll use normally since we can’t upload it and send it out on our RSS feed that distributes our podcast to the proper channels. But it’s definitely a fun, easy-to-use app to record a pod! Enjoy!

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Sep
21
2016

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Almost immediately following the conclusion of the Tour Championship, the fourth and final leg of the FedExCup, U.S. Captain Davis Love III will announce the fourth of his captain’s pick to round out the U.S. Ryder Cup team. The other week, Love, who was also the skipper in 2012 during the biennial matches, which has been dubbed “the Miracle at Medinah” selected three of his wildcard picks, who didn’t make the team on points –Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes and Matt Kuchar.

With all sorts of crazy arguments made recently about DL3’s fourth pick, like that he should use it on vice-captain Tiger Woods (which isn’t one that I feel like I’d find compelling at all, but try me), the practice sessions at Hazeltine this past Sunday and Monday may shed light on DL3 narrowing it to three possibilities: Bubba Watson, Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger.

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Jun
15
2016

[Ed. note: OK, I’m seriously I’ve been procrastinating so much lately. I don’t know what’s gotten into me. I’ve never procrastinated like this EVER. No joke. Well, I apologize for the rambling. And I haven’t actually gotten to the good stuff yet, but shouldn’t take me along after my nap. I can’t keep my eyes open. And I should probably not publish this, but you know how I like to live life on the edge! I need to edit out most of the rambling. I should just do it now. ]

Man, don’t you kind of wonder what Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler were talking about in the above picture during their practice round Tuesday? I’m sure it wasn’t anything too riveting — and hopefully it was something other than golf, but I don’t know, obviously.

What I hope is happening is that Rickie is convincing Rory to join SnapChat. I mean, Rickie has put on his A-game snapping this week. Only three Tour pros that I know of at least have been active per usual on the best social media app (at least in my experience so far) to give fans an inside look at Oakmont this week. I mean, do I even have to tell you who they are? Rickie, Justin Thomas and Smylie Kaufman.

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Jun
13
2016

I have some serious *breaking* news for you guys: Oakmont is a tough track. Yeah, no shit, right? Of course, it is — it’s a U.S. Open venue! No, but seriously, it makes the average U.S. Open course look like the rinky-dink muni you play wearing a t-shirt and cut-offs while you shotgun PBRs. That’s right. Oakmont eats most other venues for breakfast.

I haven’t seen that much of the course yet (walking at least nine with some guys tomorrow morning!), but I’ve seen enough and spoken to enough players/insiders to know how difficult, strenuous and mentally taxing it is. It will certainly be interesting to see how players deal with the part of the game between the ears this week. I mean, it looks like it could be pretty traumatizing if you’re not playing well and things start moving in the wrong direction. 

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May
22
2016

Sergio Garcia collected his ninth PGA Tour victory by beating Brooks Koepka in the first playoff hole at the AT&T Byron Nelson on Sunday. Garcia has fond memories at this tournament, shooting a 62 in his first-ever round in ’99, where he went on to finish T3 at the ripe age of 19, and winning it (also in a playoff) for the first time in 2004.

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Jan
11
2016

There was really never a doubt — at least from the media — that Jordan Spieth wouldn’t close out the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. After trailing Patrick Reed by one following the first round, Spieth started to run away from the field on Friday, building a four-stroke lead and then he separated himself even more, with a five-shot lead heading into Sunday.

In many of our minds, the tournament was over before the weekend started, but you know, THERE WAS A LOT OF GOLF LEFT. Sure, that’s true. For just about any other golfer on the planet, I’m not sure we would’ve crowned Spieth the champion so quickly, but it’s Jordan Spieth we’re talking about here. He doesn’t blow leads. He doesn’t make major mistakes. He knows when to take risks and when to play it safe. He has the rare combo of talent and smarts.

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Jan
9
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

I apologize in advance if this post isn’t as thorough as yesterday’s, but my back is acting up and I need to leave to go see the physio soon, so I’ll do the best I can. I can only type so fast, though, so if I get short on time, then perhaps I’ll finish up afterward because there’s some fun info/quotes from Kapalua today. However, I figure only about five people (including my parents) are going to read this, since it’s Saturday night on the east coast already and everyone is watching football (GO SEAHAWKS!).

Jordan Spieth continues to do Jordan-Spieth-like things. Despite getting off to a somewhat slow start, Spieth ended on a high note, with his second shot on the par-5 18th hitting the flag and nearly going in the hole for a rare albatross. But, instead, his ball bounced off the pin to about three feet, which he made — and “settled” for an eagle to get to 24-under through three rounds of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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