With ice in his veins, Brooks Koepka fought back all challengers to win the 100th PGA Championship. Raising the Wanamaker Trophy was a thrill for eveyone who watch him hit booming drives and laser guide wedges on the back 9. Using his greatest asset, Koepka crushed long and accurated drives all day to grind down his fellow competitors. He was relentless and was rewarded. But, this was only part of the story during the last Major of 2018.
Who can stop Brooks Koepka? He is playing extremely well, especially off the tee; his booming drives and stellar wedge play makes him the odds on favorite to win today. The Wanamaker Trophy will be his third Major in three years, but how he is winning is setting a new standard on the PGA Tour. Continue reading
Bad weather blew in and suspended round two of the 100th PGA Championship. Many players did not finish and my pick to win, Rory McIlroy was one. This might be a good thing because McIlroy did not have anything going, so a rest today might help. Today at Bellerive, it will be sunny and hot; so both the second and third rounds will be completed today barring any unforeseen circumstances. However, I wonder if having to play approximately 30 holes of golf will help or hurt the players who have not finished their second round? Continue reading
The first round of the 100th PGA Championship did not reveal any surprises. Gary Woodland is leading and has one win on tour this year, but he is a bit of a surprise. He is a journeyman player and had a great round. It will be interesting to see if he can put together three more.
I had indicated before that one of the top 15 in the world will win and I stick by that assessment. Bellerive is beautiful, lush, and long, but nothing dangerous about it; as such, I found the scores on par with any other professional event outside of the other Majors. I am sure that there was some stellar golf being played, but I did not get the feel that excitement of Major golf. Am I missing something? Continue reading
The 100th PGA Championship starts today. With the last Major of 2018 underway, all the preparation is finished and the players are ready to put all the efforts to the test. Like these professionals, I have played in many tournaments and my success over the years is directly related to the how well I prepared to play. Of course, execution is always important, but the better prepared I was, the greater the success. I would suggest that the players teeing it up at Bellerive Country Club today feel the same way. Preparation is the key to winning golf tournaments! Continue reading