Sometimes it is better to fall in grace than to be funny. Or, in the case of golf, have a good image before a great results. If a survey was conducted among the fans about whether they know more about Rickie Fowler or a Brooks Koepka, the answer would overwhelmingly favor the first; however, the first has not won any big while the second has accumulated three in the last two campaigns. And, apparently in the first two rounds of the PGA Championship, the room is very close: march with seven blows of income after 36 holes, making an intractable game in the purest style of Tiger Woods of the year 2000.
In the media society in which we live, public presence is rewarded more than real merits. And Koepka has them in abundance, although he has not known how to "sell" them well. For starters, his case is atypical in the world of American sports, because contrary to what is usual in college students at the end of their careers, he decided to go out and know the world rather than stay in his country. So, he came to Europe to play golf, he did it from the lowest steps and with a prominent Spanish role. Here he won two of the four tournaments of the Challenge Tour that catapulted him to the top step (Catalonia and La Gomera) and then again beat in the European Tour (Turkey). So when months later he already triumphed in the PGA TourNobody was surprised
The year was running 2015 and from there his career went up like foam. Since then he has continued to triumph and win all over the planet (United States, Japan and Korea they have not resisted him) and now his record has already shown five successes of the PGA Tour, with special relevance to the three greats he has (two Open USA and a PGA Championship), achieved in the period of fourteen months, between June 2017 and August 2018.
All these achievements have boosted the number one in the world last year, but Brooks remains a great unknown. This year he finished second in the Masters and on Thursday he signed 63 historical hits on the first day of this PGA; the party was completed yesterday with others 65 that suppose a better mark of always in 36 holes (128) and an advantage of seven over his immediate pursuers (Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott). His dominance is overwhelming and to show that he is the most effective golfer, one has only to look at his results in the big ones since 2016: he has 67 under par, 24 less than the one who follows him on the list, curiously Rickie Fowler.
Cabrera keeps going
Apart from Koepka himself, the other ogre this week is the design of Bethpage Black, which has eaten many favorites, among others Tiger Woods and the Spanish Sergio García, Jon Rahm and Adrián Otaegui (+5) and Jorge Campillo (+10). Between so much suffering, only Rafa Cabrera (+4) He was able to overcome the cut. Taking pride in his fighting spirit, the Canarian was able to go down yesterday of the par of the field (69) and will be able to choose positions during the weekend.
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