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Re: PGA Championship [Sanuk] [ In reply to ]
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Reminds me of Curtis Strange's stretch
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Re: PGA Championship [Sanuk] [ In reply to ]
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Sanuk wrote:
Still don't get why there is no media hype around this guy.

The media wants either a controversial figure who makes outlandish comments (not common in golf) or does something either on or off the filed that will grab headlines. They also like animated athletes who hit their chest or fist pump to get the crowds going. They want athletes that excite the crowd.

A great athlete that goes about his business with a coolness, some say aloofness, without beating himself up or being overly animated when he hits a good shot just isn't going to grab the attention of most of the fans. A lot of "fans" and the media aren't as interested in golf as they are in the personalities. It's the same in every sport.

If Koepka wins his 4th major, it's one of the most dominant stretches of majors golf in a long time and I believe, he will become the #1 golfer in the world. But, his name isn't Tiger or Spieth or Rory so not many will pay attention. At some point he's going to force people to recognize his talent just because he's winning all the time.









Good post.

From what I've seen, it seems his fellow pros have great respect for him.

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Re: PGA Championship [DavHamm] [ In reply to ]
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Don't look now, but Koepka is leaking oil like an old Volkswagen. DJ just hit a bad shot, though.
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Re: PGA Championship [nosmo king] [ In reply to ]
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nosmo king wrote:
Don't look now, but Koepka is leaking oil like an old Volkswagen. DJ just hit a bad shot, though.

Yeah that got a bit tight for a few minutes.

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Re: PGA Championship [Sanuk] [ In reply to ]
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Sanuk wrote:
Still don't get why there is no media hype around this guy.

The media wants either a controversial figure who makes outlandish comments (not common in golf) or does something either on or off the filed that will grab headlines. They also like animated athletes who hit their chest or fist pump to get the crowds going. They want athletes that excite the crowd.

A great athlete that goes about his business with a coolness, some say aloofness, without beating himself up or being overly animated when he hits a good shot just isn't going to grab the attention of most of the fans. A lot of "fans" and the media aren't as interested in golf as they are in the personalities. It's the same in every sport.

If Koepka wins his 4th major, it's one of the most dominant stretches of majors golf in a long time and I believe, he will become the #1 golfer in the world. But, his name isn't Tiger or Spieth or Rory so not many will pay attention. At some point he's going to force people to recognize his talent just because he's winning all the time.

Maybe, I think its more that he seems to really only shine at the Majors and even then he seemed to be 2nd fiddle to Tiger. Even the Masters, it was a three way tie for second, and I am not sure but I think Brookes had the low score of the 3 on Sunday,... in otherwords came the farthest back. I think with TIgers back issues.. (he made a ref, to Nicklaus last masters and finishing on the front nine.. similiar day to what they had.. seemed like he was hinting it might be his last...) and after this PGA weekend, I wonder if there is much left in the Tiger story.. Would be nice to see Brooks win the next major.. I'll admit not sure what it is well its an open not sure if its The Open or the US Open... Wow a three pete for the US Open would be something.

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Re: PGA Championship [DavHamm] [ In reply to ]
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Next up is the US Open at Pebble Beach and then the British Open in July.

Lots of great golfers right now so no one will be a slam dunk at Pebble Beach but Koepka will be the favourite.

You're such a Trump ball washer! - Duffy - Feb 8, 17 13:18
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Re: PGA Championship [Sanuk] [ In reply to ]
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Sanuk wrote:
Next up is the US Open at Pebble Beach and then The Open in July.

Fixed that for you.

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Re: PGA Championship [DavHamm] [ In reply to ]
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Next up is the US Open at Pebble Beach and then The Open in July.


Fixed that for you.


You must be British...

You're such a Trump ball washer! - Duffy - Feb 8, 17 13:18
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Re: PGA Championship [Sanuk] [ In reply to ]
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Sanuk wrote:
Next up is the US Open at Pebble Beach and then The Open in July.


Fixed that for you.


You must be British...
Damn Brits. Act like they invented the game.

Oh.
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Re: PGA Championship [ripple] [ In reply to ]
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Next up is the US Open at Pebble Beach and then The Open in July.

Fixed that for you.

You must be British...


Damn Brits. Act like they invented the game.


Yeah, good point.


Canada needs THE NBA.

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Re: PGA Championship [ripple] [ In reply to ]
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ripple wrote:
Sanuk wrote:
Next up is the US Open at Pebble Beach and then The Open in July.


Fixed that for you.


You must be British...

Damn Brits. Act like they invented the game.

Oh.
Eh, it was invented in Scotland in the 15th century, well before it was a part of Great Britain.

That said, calling it 'The Open' doesn't make a ton of sense when there are dozens of country 'Opens' now. It's just easier, descriptively, to call it the British Open.

Do Brits get pissy that one of their countrymen hasn't won the tourney since Nick Faldo 26 years ago? That's a LOOOOOONG time without a home-born champ.
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Re: PGA Championship [Brownie28] [ In reply to ]
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Brownie28 wrote:
ripple wrote:
Sanuk wrote:
Next up is the US Open at Pebble Beach and then The Open in July.


Fixed that for you.


You must be British...

Damn Brits. Act like they invented the game.

Oh.
Eh, it was invented in Scotland in the 15th century, well before it was a part of Great Britain.

That said, calling it 'The Open' doesn't make a ton of sense when there are dozens of country 'Opens' now. It's just easier, descriptively, to call it the British Open.

Do Brits get pissy that one of their countrymen hasn't won the tourney since Nick Faldo 26 years ago? That's a LOOOOOONG time without a home-born champ.
Yeah I know the history, just piggybacking off previous post to make a funny. 2/10 I guess.

I think the fans across the pond are just receptive to good golf so I'm not sure how badly they need a countryman to win to be satisfied. I feel like that's an American thing, to crave an American Masters or US Open champ.

I could be wrong.. don't know if any UK ST'ers are golf fanatics.
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Re: PGA Championship [ripple] [ In reply to ]
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Frig its rigtht in the website.. THE OPEN

https://www.theopen.com/...portrush-148th-open/

No I don't care about the nationality of any golfer who wins any Tournament..

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Re: PGA Championship [ripple] [ In reply to ]
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I think the fans across the pond are just receptive to good golf so I'm not sure how badly they need a countryman to win to be satisfied. I feel like that's an American thing, to crave an American Masters or US Open champ.


I think in general that the U.S fans are more personality driven. If Tiger is playing, attendance both in person and on t.v skyrockets. In Europe, they seem more interested in the actual golf. Obviously a sweeping generalization but certainly what I've observed. Tiger draws more fans in Europe too but that's largely driven by the stature assigned to him by the media and the "Tiger golf fans".


I'm not sure if Americans care if an American wins the Masters or US Open, as much as the media focuses on it. There are a lot of people who would be fine if Rory won the Masters and probably would have been fine if he won instead of Koepka. Lots of people want Mickelson to win the US Open, not simply because he's American but because of his long history of coming close.

You're such a Trump ball washer! - Duffy - Feb 8, 17 13:18
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