At their best, New York fans are passionate and rowdy. At their worst, they’re boorish and unoriginal. Through three days at the PGA Championship, they mostly leaned toward the former. On Sunday, they spilt over into the latter.
Brooks Koepka wore an all-black ensemble to Bethpage on Saturday as if he were going to a funeral. Which he was, having buried the field through two days at the PGA Championship in record-setting fashion.
Tiger Woods badly pulled the opening drive of his second round on Friday, his ball coming to rest in Bethpage Black’s thick rough down the left side at the par-4 first. Woods didn’t know it at the time, but he and that lush lettuce were about to become very close over the next 17 holes.
He appeared slightly subdued, and his play, in stretches, was substandard. Tiger Woods’ opening round of the 101st PGA Championship Thursday possessed more than a hint of rust that simply was too much for him to overcome.