Brooks Koepka’s eyes are always on the prize! If that makes golf’s latest serial winner boring, so what?
- Koepka joined the legends on the honours board with his fourth major victory
- He also acquired tags that have so often befallen the game’s serial champions
- Wallace has vowed to build on the near misses at British Masters and US PGA
Boring? Unpopular? Yes, that was the perception of Ben Hogan in the 1950s when he gave autograph seekers an icy stare and took out the sweet-swinging Sam Snead.
That was the fate of Jack Nicklaus when he was beating the charismatic Arnold Palmer in the 1960s. ‘It was simply awful the way his shots would get a tenth of the applause of Arnie’s,’ recalled Gary Player recently.
When it was Jack’s turn to play, the fans standing in the heavy rough would hold up signs saying: ‘Hit it here fat boy’.
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