Brooks Koepka has now won as many majors as Rory McIlroy and one more than Jordan Spieth, so why is the 29-year-old only now getting recognition?
A longtime pro caddy got the scare of his life during a golf tournament in south Kansas City last weekend.
Majors matter more than any other golf tournament. Never mind the No. 1 ranking that came with his victory Sunday in the PGA Championship. Koepka now is at that level — and it took back-to-back titles in the U.S. Open and PGA Championship to get there — that he makes people look when he walks onto the range, that he's considered a top favorite wherever he goes without anyone having to look up the odds.
Alex Myers discusses Brooks Koepka's wire-to-wire win at Bethpage Black and puts his major championship dominance in historical context.
One example from the data: Average golfers playing the best golf of their lives would hit more 3-wood second shots in the first four holes than Koepka hit for the entire week. Through Cobra Connect's database of average golfers, the Arccos Caddie sensors determined typical club distances for a 16-20 handicapper. We then compared those distances to how Koepka played the holes at Bethpage Black.
Led by the solid play of sophomore Tiya Chowdary, Montgomery, No. 2 in the NJ.com Top 5, captured its first-ever team title under blustery conditions at the 16th NJSIAA Girls Tournament of Champions at the West Course at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough. Montgomery outlasted No. 1 Immaculate Heart, 320-330, after finishing fourth in last year's T of C competition. Chowdary finished second in the individual competition with a 1-under 71, one stroke behind champion and Immaculate Heart junior Yoona Kim. “Yoona played really well and made a lot of clutch putts,” said Chowdary. “I'm really happy that we got a chance to win states. Hopefully next year, we will have the same chance to win. We
It felt like a foregone conclusion when the NCAA Women's Championship began last Friday that University of Arkansas senior Maria Fassi would win the individual title. Sure, nothing is a given in golf, and there were any number of capable players competing at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., in the finale of the 2018-'19 college golf season. Fassi's fiery personality belies her massive talent, the native of Mexico coming into nationals with nine career individual victories as well earning the Annika Award for the nation's top collegiate player in 2018.
With the close of entries for the 2019 U.S. Open on April 24, 50 players know they're in the field when the national championship returns for the sixth time to Pebble Beach Golf Links in June. Those among this group have already exempted themselves through local and sectional qualifying by virtue of their performances in past U.S. Opens, major championships and other significant events in 2018 and 2019. The winner of PGA Championship, Brooks Koepka, was already fully exempt for Pebble Beach, but 26 players inside the top 60 of the World Ranking as of May 20 gained entry into the field.
After O'Berry bogeyed her final hole, it was all up to Telfer, who had just wedged to 15 feet and two-putted for par at No. Bogey or better at the ninth and the Tigers would earn a quarterfinal date with top-seeded Texas. A postseason lacking playoff drama (there has yet to be any type of playoff since the start of regionals) continued.
Thomas, who dropped out of the PGA Championship last Monday and the Wells Fargo Championship two weeks before that due to an ailing wrist, has committed to next week's Memorial. Thomas has played at Muirfield Village five times. The tournament also announced on Tuesday that Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson have joined the field.
When in February the PGA Tour changed its dress code to allow shorts during practice rounds and pro-ams, players immediately—and happily—exposed their knees to the breeze. Would there be a day when the world's greatest golfers play in “knee length, tailored and neat” shorts during tournament rounds? In fact, the winner of one the most notable tournaments in history accepted the trophy while showing his shins.
Nothing drives Maria Fassi of Mexico like failure. Fassi was the Annika Award last year as the best player in women's golf as a junior at Arkansas, only to play some of her worst golf in the NCAA championships. She returned for her senior season, motivated to atone for the way last year ended, especially with the NCAAs at Blessings Golf Club, the home course of the Razorbacks.
It didn't take long for Jay Haas to be reminded of how gusting winds can wreak havoc on players attempting to navigate the narrow fairways of Oak Hill Country Club's East Course. ''Got here on Sunday night and played nine holes Monday, and it was blowing, what, 25, 30 (miles per hour),'' Haas said with a laugh Wednesday, a day before the Senior PGA Championship opens. ''There's not many tournaments that you can be trailing by a stroke, shoot 4 over, no birdies and win the tournament,'' Haas said.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY — The developer who planned to build 180 homes at Tower Tee in Affton has agreed to sell the property to a local buyer who intends to preserve it as a golf and baseball complex, St. Louis County Councilwoman Lisa Clancy said. A joint venture of McBride Homes and J.H. Berra Construction Co. closed in February on Tower Tee with the intention of building homes, saying they would consider using part of the 28-acre property for a public park.
The season-long FedEx Cup points standings will help determine who keeps their PGA Tour cards for the 2019-'20 season as well as who'll be eligible for the FedEx Cup Playoff in August. In addition this season, a new $10 million bonus will be split among the PGA Tour's top 10 regular-season finishers—the Wyndham Rewards Top 10— adding more significance to the regular season standings, which culminate with the Wyndham Championship, the final event before the FedExCup Playoffs. For all regular-season PGA Tour events, 500 FedEx Cups are awarded to the winner, with points also being earned by every player making the cut.
If the NCAA women's postseason lacked drama before Tuesday, the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women's Championship certainly made up for it. Same for this week's match-play cut, which wrapped up early Tuesday morning with Auburn holding on for the eighth and final seed. A six-plus-hour weather delay wasn't even enough to dampen what was the most exciting quarterfinals since match play was introduced at the women's championship in 2015.
The 2003 green-jacket winner was one of 10 players to qualify out of the Dallas sectional on Monday. Weir turned in rounds of 69 and 67 at Bent Tree Country Club & Northwood Club, good enough to earn a U.S. Open invite by two shots. Weir, who turned 49 last week, has been competing on the Web.com Tour this year in hopes of regaining PGA Tour status.
High school golf teams in the Upper and Lower Peninsulas have entered the final week of the regular season. The state tournament is scheduled for May 29-31 with the regional round in the Lower Peninsula and the state finals in the UP. The Lower Peninsula championships are June 7-8. Division 1 will be played at The Fortress in Frankenmuth.
Don't be a hater. If there was something to be learned from Brooks Koepka's dominating and then nerve-jangling victory in the PGA Championship, it is that we should step back, put away our biases, and appreciate the history we are seeing. Koepka is never going to be as eloquent in sharing his thoughts as Rory McIlroy. He doesn't possess Jason Day's candor or Jordan Spieth's entertaining nervous chatter. Koepka is never going to smile just because we want him to. It seems that only looking into his reflection in a trophy can do that. The man, still a golfing pup who only turned 29 this month, is evolving in the public eye while becoming one of the game's most intriguing characters. The PGA Championship
Charles Schwab Challenge 2019 Picks To Win (Odds from DraftKings Sportsbook) PGA Tour Caddie Guest Picker of the Week: Justin Rose (10-1) — I'm not going out on a very long limb here this week: I'm taking Justin Rose to defend his title at Colonial. I feel like this course just sets up so well for him. I'd like to get creative with picking someone else, but Rose is the favorite for a reason—he's the defending champ, highest-ranked player in the world (No.
May 27 Kuwana Country Club, Mie Prefuncture, Japan June 3 Walton Heath Golf Club, Surrey, England RattleSnake Point Golf Club, Milton, Ontario Big Canyon Country Club & Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif. Streamsong Resort, Streamsong, Fla. Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ball Ground, Ga.
Pete Crozier has produced Lin's Bin segments on 93XRT since 2002. That's 17 years of taking my writing and my voice and embellishing it all with music or movie clips. For a time, he produced the XRT Morning Show for Mary Dixon and myself, a task now accomplished by the redoubtable Chris Cwiak. Pete lives in Columbus, Ohio now, but he continues his labor of love helping me put together Lin's Bin every week. This summer he will be attempting something entertaining, inspiring and unusual. As a tribute to his late father and his young son, he is raising money to combat diabetes. His goal is 50,000 dollars. In the summer of his 50th birthday, Pete Crozier will play 50 rounds of golf on 50 golf courses
Koepka was installed as the betting favorite for next month's U.S. Open shortly after rolling in the final putt at Bethpage, and Tuesday the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook unveiled a Koepka-specific prop on how many majors he'll win in his career. Already with four to his credit, the line in the sand was drawn at 7.5, with a bet on the over at +130 odds (bet $100 to win $130) while the under pays -150 (bet $150 to win $100). The cutoff point for Koepka's major production was set at May 3, 2040, when he'll celebrate his 50th birthday.
Golf Digest SELECT is back with a brand new collection, just in time for summer. With the help of some of the coolest brands in golf, the line is full of must-have golf products, each featuring a unique Golf Digest touch. “There ought to be a law against asking a person what he shot." Dwight Eisenhower said it in the 1950s after a round at Augusta National and the message still rings true today.
The award is voted on by a 30-man committee comprised of experts in amateur, college and professional golf, and goes to the top men's college player taking into account all amateur competition in the past 12 months. Hovland beat out fellow finalists, teammate Matthew Wolff and Cal senior Collin Morikawa. Hovland is the fourth Oklahoma State player to win the Hogan Award, following Hunter Mahan (2003), Rickie Fowler (2008) and Peter Uihlein (2011).
Four-time PGA Tour winner Keegan Bradley is the latest major champion to commit to play in July's inaugural 3M Open, the PGA Tour's first regular tour stop in Minnesota since 1969. Bradley won the 2011 PGA Championship, beating Jason Dufner in a three-hole playoff at the Atlanta Athletic Club. He also has won a World Golf Championship event and most recently a FedEx Cup playoff event, the 2018 BMW Championship. The nephew of World Golf Hall of Famer Pat Bradley, he finished tied for 29th Sunday at this year's PGA Championship. The season's second major was won by world No. 1-ranked Brooks Koepka, who also has committed to play the 3M Open at TPC of the Twin Cities in Blaine July 4-7. Koepka,
L.A.B. Golf's new Blad.1 putter continues the same unique approach to putter design that it debuted with the Directed Force oversized mallet introduced in early 2016, but it's added one crucial element: A shape that's as simple as the Directed Force is complex. The more accessible shape of the blade-style Blad.1 required the same complex engineering to achieve the precise weighting of L.A.B. Golf's approach called “lie angle balancing.” Of course, the whole idea behind L.A.B. Golf's complexity is simplicity. “With the typical blade putter, the player takes on the challenge of controlling the face,” said Sam Hahn, CEO of L.A.B. Golf.
Christian Brothers senior and South Carolina-bound Jack Wall parred the second playoff hole to defeat senior teammate and Rutgers-bound Brendan Hansen to capture his second straight individual title on a hazy, overcast day at the 85th NJSIAA/MGA boys golf Tournament of Champions on Monday at Hopewell Valley Golf and Country Club. Wall (35-35), who also won the 2018 title in a playoff, and Hansen (34-36) each shot a 2-under 70 through 18 holes and went to the par-3, 132-yard ninth hole to start the sudden-death playoff. Hansen's tee shot went past the hole, spun back and lipped the hole for a possible hole-in-one to provide him with a short birdie attempt. Both players hit their tee shots in the first cut (Wall, right side) and (Hansen, past fairway in middle) on the par-4, 389-yard 10th hole.
The year Tiger Woods returned to major tournament golf, the event was wickedly parodied by Saturday Night Live. Tina Fey played Ashlyn St Cloud, 'Las Vegas area convention model and our new Tiger expert', joining Nick Faldo and Jim Nantz presenting the US Masters. 'Hey, I'm Ashlyn St Cloud,' she announces, 'and if you get me in the bedroom I like to get looouud…' What follows is the perfect take-down of CBS's staid, respectful, hushed, coverage, set against the reality of what the world by then knew was Woods' life. Whispering, Faldo opines Woods is 'zeroed in thinking of one shot at a time'. St Cloud contradicts, saying he's thinking about sex. 'With all respect, Ashlyn,' insists Faldo, 'to
DALLAS, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf today announced all 50 U.S. venues will offer a complimentary golf instruction and socializing event for women on Tuesday, June 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This unique Topgolf Coach class, hosted in honor of Women's Golf Day, will be tailored to teach women of all ages and skill levels the fundamentals of the game in a relaxed and social environment. Women's Golf Day was established in 2016 to help increase interest and participation in the sport among women. Topgolf's involvement in Women's Golf Day was enjoyed by all participants, including nongolfers and golfers alike, with more than 450 women registering for the complimentary class to learn more about the game and perhaps make some friends along the way.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 11, 2019 – Kaylee Benton of the University of Arkansas has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Dinah Shore Trophy, cementing her status as one of the top collegiate female players who has made an impact on the golf course through her leadership and also on society through charitable endeavor. Administered by the LPGA Foundation, the Dinah Shore Trophy Award recognizes female collegiate golfers who excel in both academics (3.2 on a 4.0 scale) and athletics – playing in at least 50 percent of the team's scheduled events – while maintaining a 78.00 or less scoring average. A two-time All-America Scholar at Arkansas, Benton has represented the Razorbacks women's golf team since August 2016, helping them rank in the top-5 nationwide each year.
Area golfers were forced to pack their clubs away and wait another day at various state tournament locations when constant rain across the state changed Tuesday's plans. All four classes of high school golf were set to tee off on Tuesday as part of a 36-hole tournament. Locally, Scotus senior Bryce VunCannon was set to be a state favorite after qualifying to play the Class B tournament on his home course at Elks Country Club. Columbus High senior Shane Hess was on the opposite end of that perspective.
Coastal erosion, caused by rising sea levels and increasingly temperamental currents, has already claimed the celebrated 2nd and 3rd tees at Montrose Golf Club. At Royal North Devon Golf Club in the southwest, Christmas was spent submerged by floods and trowelling away tonnes of sand swept onto the second hole by Storm Deirdre. There, the eighth hole has already disintegrated immemorially into shingle beach.
After an emotional farewell in February at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Johnny Miller is back on the airwaves a little more than three months later. However, before you carve out time this weekend expecting to see Miller back in the saddle as an analyst for golf telecasts, Miller's “comeback” is a little more in line with someone who is retired. Callaway Golf announced on Wednesday it had reached an agreement with the hall of famer to be a brand ambassador for the company, a position which will include “a variety of content development projects, including the original podcast “Real Golf Talk with Johnny Miller.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (seminoles.com) – Freshman Frida Kinhult is in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings, and the Seminole Women's Golf team is in 12th place in the team standings as stroke play in the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship Finals at the Blessings Golf Club comes to a close. Following a nearly two-hour rain delay, the final round of stroke play was suspended due to darkness on Monday and will be completed Tuesday morning. The top eight teams after 54 holes of stroke play will advance to the match play portion of the tournament later on Tuesday. Florida State, which played in the morning wave of teams, has completed its third round and is currently in 12th place in
Andy Mao can begin his golf career next fall at Georgia Tech as a rare four-time state champion The senior was medalist and helped Johns Creek win its fourth straight title on Tuesday at Woodmont Golf and Country Club in Canton. Mao shot 64 on Monday and followed with a 68 on Tuesday, leaving him 12-under for the tournament. Mao won by nine shots over teammate Bruce Murphy, whose 69-72 would have been good enough to win state on many occasions. Johns Creek also counted a 76-67 by Devin Patel, who tied for third, and a 75-69 from Jake Calamaro, who tied for seventh with teammate Preston Topper, a Georgia signee who had a 73-71. The Gladiators finished 20-under as a team and won by 26 over Creekview.
They were kind of building confidence without us even knowing it. None more so than Moore, the senior who last year became the Wildcats' hero by sinking the clinching putt. Three down on Tuesday to USC sophomore Gabi Ruffels through six holes, Moore wasn't worried, using the break not to retreat from a poor start but rather regroup and reload for an afternoon rally.
By insider President and CEO of Callaway Golf Co ELY Oliver G Brewer Iii bought 10,000 shares of ELY on 05/20/2019 at an average price of $15.14 a share. The total cost of this purchase was $151,400. Callaway Golf Co is engaged in designing, manufacturing and sale of golf clubs and related accessories.
Interest in Tiger Woods never really waned, though it might have taken a hiatus while he recovered from his spinal-fusion surgery. But now that he's back and is a Masters champion again, it has resumed in full. To help supply the demand, author Jeff Benedict, in partnership with Wheelhouse Entertainment, will develop film and television projects based on his intellectual property, the first of them "Tiger Woods," drawing on content from the 2018 New York Times bestseller "Tiger Woods," co-authored with Armen Keteyian.
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