PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The chip on Brooks Koepka’s shoulder simply acquired larger than the physique of water to the left of Pebble Seaside’s well-known 18th gap, which occurs to be the Pacific Ocean.
“There’s a industrial [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 really 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 had been amazed that I wasn’t in it. I simply clicked on the hyperlink and noticed it and watched it. Simply form of shocked. They’ve had over a 12 months to form of put it out. So I don’t know. Any person most likely acquired fired over it or ought to.’’
Fox has Koepka featured in three of its 4 promos, in accordance with Golf Digest.
Tiger Woods continues to sound as if he’d prefer to be part of the U.S. Olympic golf group in 2020 in Tokyo.
“Yeah, [an] Olympic gold medal could be a hell of a feat,’’ he stated. “First, I must qualify. It could be thrilling if I acquired an opportunity to characterize the USA 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 possibilities of taking part in for the USA within the Olympics [and] it would definitely be an honor if I had been in a position to characterize the USA.’’
Woods missed nearly your complete 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 Seaside at age 10 together with his father, Earl.
“The primary time I ever performed it I performed with Pops,’’ he stated. “And [it’s] arduous to consider that it was underneath 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 underneath 100 bucks then and we acquired an opportunity to play Pebble Seaside.’’
Humorous second: Late Monday afternoon, an assistant professional at Spyglass, one of many golf programs subsequent to Pebble Seaside, acquired a telephone name from Dustin Johnson asking if he may play just a few late-day holes and the professional needed to flip him down.
The entire Pebble Seaside 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 this planet.