Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship on Friday. He had the field lapped and spent his final 36 holes just hanging. Not against the field but against a Bethpage Black course that decided that no records would be set on its watch.
Bethpage Black proved too much for the recently revitalized Tiger Woods. His disappointing 73 today resulted in Woods missing the cut by a single stroke. Picked by many to content and by some to win it looks like Woods still has work to do to find the consistency in his game that once made him the most feared player in the game.
Of course, there’s only one story in golf today. Tiger Woods
broke through and captured his 15th Major at Augusta National on
Sunday. It was fantastic and will likely be remembered as one of the greatest
accomplishments in sports history. Tiger Woods winning his 5th
Green Jacket brought cheers and tears, hope and inspiration, to millions. It
was one of the most magical days ever at a place that has been producing its share of magic for decades.
Steve Stricker, if you’re reading this, it’s time to make a statement. It’s time to strengthen your staff for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. It’s time to name Illinois coach Mike Small an assistant captain.
It would not only be an unprecedented move, but it would be the right one.
I understand where Mr. Romine and Mr. Small are coming from. The U.S. team has struggled with team unity through recent years. Or, at least, that's been the storyline. Europe always seems to have more team energy and for whatever reason, the U.S. thinks that finding a way to add this level of unity to their side would improve their chances at victory.