PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The chip on Brooks Koepka’s shoulder simply bought larger than the physique of water to the left of Pebble Seashore’s well-known 18th gap, which occurs to be the Pacific Ocean.
“There’s a business [running] now the place I’m not even in it, and Fox put it up for a preview of the U.S. Open,’’ stated Koepka, who’s the two-time defending U.S. Open champion “So I don’t know. You guys [reporters] inform me: I wasn’t on ‘notables’ after profitable. It’s simply mind-boggling how … it’s like, ‘actually?’ Like, how do you neglect that? It doesn’t make sense to me.
“I truly didn’t see [the Fox promo] for a very long time. A bunch of individuals on Twitter tagged me in it, within the promo, and I assume they have been amazed that I wasn’t in it. I simply clicked on the hyperlink and noticed it and watched it. Simply sort of shocked. They’ve had over a yr to sort of put it out. So I don’t know. Someone in all probability bought fired over it or ought to.’’
Fox has Koepka featured in three of its 4 promos, in keeping with Golf Digest.
Tiger Woods continues to sound as if he’d wish to be part of the U.S. Olympic golf workforce in 2020 in Tokyo.
“Yeah, [an] Olympic gold medal can be a hell of a feat,’’ he stated. “First, I have to qualify. It will be thrilling if I bought an opportunity to symbolize the US within the Olympic Video games. I don’t know what number of extra occasions I get a run at it. Subsequent time, I’ll be 48. So I don’t have that many probabilities of taking part in for the US within the Olympics [and] it’ll definitely be an honor if I have been capable of symbolize the US.’’
Woods missed nearly the whole 2016 season, when golf returned to the Olympics, recovering from again surgical procedure.
Woods, who grew up in Southern California, recalled the primary time he noticed Pebble Seashore at age 10 along with his father, Earl.
“The primary time I ever performed it I performed with Pops,’’ he stated. “And [it’s] laborious to consider that it was below 100 bucks to play. My dad made a vow that he would by no means, ever play a spherical of golf the place you needed to play 100 bucks or extra. So fortunately it was nonetheless below 100 bucks then and we bought an opportunity to play Pebble Seashore.’’
Humorous second: Late Monday afternoon, an assistant professional at Spyglass, one of many golf programs subsequent to Pebble Seashore, bought a cellphone name from Dustin Johnson asking if he may play a couple of late-day holes and the professional needed to flip him down.
All the Pebble Seashore resort programs, Spyglass, Spanish Bay and Poppy Hills have shot-gun begins within the morning and afternoon and nobody is allowed to play after the 2 outings are completed. Not even the No. 2 ranked participant on the earth.