The four-time Major winner and World Number One has become one of the most opinionated golfers this year
11 Of The Best Brooks Koepka Quotes From 2019
Brooks Koepka has made a name for himself over the past couple of years on the golf course with four Major victories.
He thought of himself as underrated and couldn’t understand why he didn’t quite get the column inches as some of his peers last year, however in 2019 he has made a name for himself as more than just a great golfer, but an opinionated one too.
From his comments on his peers, slow play and more, the 29-year-old has been one of the most quotable golfers this year.
Here are some of his most popular, or controversial, comments so far in 2019…
On his supposed rivalry with Rory McIlroy…
“I’ve been out here for, what, five years. Rory hasn’t won a major since I’ve been on the PGA Tour. So I just don’t view it as a rivalry,” Koepka told AFP.
On not receiving the 2019 PGA Tour Player of the Year award…
“Yeah, it would’ve been great, but I think everybody in this room knows — I mean, LeBron has only won 4 MVPs and I’m pretty sure he’s been the best player for more than just four years.”
On JB Holmes’ slow play during the final round of the Open…
“That’s what I don’t understand when it’s your turn to hit, your glove is not on, then you start thinking about it, that’s where the problem lies.
“It’s not that he [JB Holmes] takes that long.
“He doesn’t do anything until his turn.”
On why Majors are the easiest tournaments to win…
“I think sometimes the Majors are the easiest ones to win,
“You figure about half of them won’t play well from there, so you’re down to about maybe 35. And then from 35, some of them just – pressure is going to get to them. It only leaves you with a few more, and you’ve just got to beat those guys.”
On being bored during golf and wanting to play fewer holes…
“Nobody wants to spend 5 1/2 hours out there.
“I would just make it 15 holes, 14 holes. Because then you get to go to the 19th hole a little bit quicker.
“It gets boring from hole five through 12, you’re just like ‘where am I right now?’
“I literally can’t tell you what happened during those holes. You kind of black out. Everything is so repetitive.”
On his honest opinions…
“You’re actually, probably, getting the real me now.
“I think, before, I was just trying to be politically correct, not stir any bubbles and just kind of go on with things and be unnoticed.
“I feel like now, where I’ve put myself in the game, I’ve kind of established myself.
“I feel like I actually do have a voice, and it will be heard. I can do that now, where when you’ve won once on the PGA Tour, you can’t really say the thing you want to say.
“There are a lot of things I’ve got opinions on.
“I’m going to say it now. I’m not going to hold anything back.”
On penalising players…
“You enforce some but you don’t enforce the others.
“[Slow players are] breaking the rules but no one ever has the balls to actually penalise them.”
On Sergio Garcia’s DQ at the Saudi International…
“Ugh, it’s frustrating as a player to see, to act like that, to disrespect everybody.
“To act like a child out there is not cool. It’s not setting a good example and it’s not cool to us, showing us no respect or anybody else.”
“That’s just Sergio acting like a child.
On his talent…
“I’m lucky where I’m physically gifted a lot more than other people and I’m a lot stronger than other guys, mentally, physically.”
On Bryson DeChambeau’s slow play at the Dubai Desert Classic…
“I just don’t understand how it takes a minute and 20 seconds, a minute and 15 to hit a golf ball; it’s not that hard.”
“Guys are already so slow it’s kind of embarrassing. I just don’t get why you enforce some things and don’t enforce others.”
On being left out of Fox’s US Open promo video…
“We’re amazed that I wasn’t in it.
“There’s a couple of things where it’s just mind-boggling – it’s, like, really? How do you forget that? It doesn’t make sense to me.
“Just kind of shocked. They’ve had over a year to put it out. So I don’t know. Somebody probably got fired over it … or should.”
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