Brooks Koepka knew what he was getting into on Sunday at Royal Portrush. It wasn’t just trying to figure out a way to rally from seven shots back of Open Championship leader Shane Lowry and steal a fifth major title in 10 starts.
You obviously don’t get to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking without a solid all-around game. But when Jason Day was really rolling from the summer of 2015 to the spring of 2016, it was mainly due to how he was rolling his golf ball on the greens.
The golf world has not been kind to J.B. Holmes for “icing” Alex Noren on the final hole Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open. That’s included fire from his fellow pros. On Wednesday, someone came to Holmes’ defense: the reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year.