Topgolfgears Morning 9: Koepka the invisible superstar | Tiger burns bright again | LPGA’s limited access to equipment?
August 13, 2018
Good Monday morning, golf fans.
1. The year of the Brooks
While the coverage split is likely 60/40 Tiger Woods to Brooks Koepka following BK’s second major win of 2018, imagine if Woods weren’t in the mix. We’d be crowning Koepka the next Woods…or at least we should be.
2. Also: That Tiger guy
Tiger Woods’ final-round 64 left him two strokes behind Brooks Koepka, as everyone reading this newsletter well knows. There’s plenty of writing about Woods’ weekend performance, but ESPN.com’s Ian O’Connor may have penned the best perspective piece thus far.
Then there’s this from Tiger putting things in perspective after his round.
3. Something special
Golfweek’s Martin Kaufmann penned this assessment of the coverage of what was surely a well-watched PGA Championship.
…and of course, the poverty of Thursday/Friday coverage.
4. Two-putter Scotty
Adam Scott finished three strokes behind Brooks Koepka, playing his final five holes in one over par.
5. Inequality in women’s golf equipment
Golfweek’s Beth Ann Nichols points out a troubling reality in the Tour equipment space. Certainly, resources are limited, but the gap is substantial.
6. Shack slays Levy
Perhaps you too spent the whole week wondering where the disgraced head of the PGA was at Bellerive. Geoff Shackelford offered this scathing commentary on his blog.
7. Ben Kern!
Golfweek’s Brentley Romine wrote this about the impressive performance of club pro Ben Kern at Bellrive–Kern tied for 42nd.
8. Sergio should sit (Should Sergio sit?)
Sergio Garcia has no place on the European Ryder Cup team.
9. Well played, Mr. Curry
Joel Beall details a recent act of generosity from one Stephen Curry.