The poison darts flew around the TPC Harding Park on Sunday and Saturday evening. Brooks Koepka has played a dangerous game with its rivals.
Asked Saturday night about his chances of retaining his title, Koepka replied that he liked his chances given the inexperience at the top of the main board and that the leader, Dustin Johnson, had only one major title in her career.
A response that has startled many, including Rory McIlroy. “It’s a different mentality that he brings to golf that very few of us share.
“I don’t know if he’s trying to play a mental game. I try to respect everyone. If you win a major, you’re just a player.
‘It is difficult to accept that he bangs on a guy who has 21 victories on the PGA tour. This is, in fact, three times more than its seven victories.’
This is a right directly to the chin. Koepka will bite the lips, as his rivals ‘less victorious and experienced’ have flushed with his 74 (+4).