Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka had a very rough Arnold Palmer Invitational. While Brooks wasn’t the only player to reach 80 or higher on the scorecard, he is one of the few who shared his exact feelings on the matter.
After his final round 71, Koepka was asked about the difference in Sunday versus his 81 on Saturday.
Q. How did you play today compared to yesterday?
“Still shi*t. Still sh*t. Putting better.”
Q. You probably can’t say that on the podium.
“Well, fine me.
“I found something with my putting, so my putting, the touch is back. I feel very confident with that. But still close on the swing, sometimes it’s there and then sometimes it’s not.”
Bring on the fines!
Brooks and Arnold Palmer Invitational winner Tyrrell Hatton will likely both receive fines, which is ridiculous.
Brooks was then asked about the schedule, which has become extremely tough in the month of March with the Honda Classic, Arnold Palmer Invitational, Players Championship, and WGC-Dell Match Play.
Q. Do you like this idea of what you’ve got going schedule-wise, playing week after week?
“Not really. No, to tell you the truth. I mean, I would never play more than three weeks in a row. But obviously sometimes things happen and the only way I see getting through this is playing. That’s my way of trying to grind and work it out and figure it out. I mean, every year we have come — I don’t know how far back, to 2016 all the way through the Match Play has been terrible. So I don’t know what it is about these first three months of the year but I struggle quite a bit.”
Koepka may struggle in the earlier parts of the season, but once he arrives on the grounds at Augusta you can be sure that he will be ready after his tie for second last year.
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