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Brooks Koepka Wins the US Open

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It was an amazing day of Golf yesterday at Erin Hills, Wisconsin.  The wind was blowing and the Greens were fast.  Fox’s coverage had ball trackers and split screens.  Which reminded me of my first PGA Tour Golf Computer Game.  The tracker in the game had the same ball speed and ball distance tracker.

I remember playing it and being in awe of what Golfers like Brad Faxon, Fred Couples, and Greg Normand could do.  I remember that the Game originally came with two Golf Courses with more expansions to come.

I remember playing Pebble Beach and being amazed at how tricky it is.  Yesterday all this came back to me as I watched Brooks Koepka take a 4 Stroke Lead and later win the US Open, outright,  It was his First Major win too.

Koepka had a great Round; he was playing his best and didn’t crumble under pressure.  He is one of those bombers, Golfers that can hit long Fairway drives every time.  He has power behind him.  He was the best from the Field to hit Greens in Regulation.  This guy hit the Fairway nearly every time.  The Eagle Putt that he missed on 14 on Saturday was really telling that he could take the lead.  Yesterday he had 3 Birdies on the Front 9.

They were all great Putts.  Koepka’s only real blemish on the day was a Bogey on the 10th Hole.  On the 13th Hole he vowed not to make the same mistake.  He made a great Putt to Par the Hole and that was a real turning point for him.  He went on to Birdie the three hardest Holes on the Course,  the 14th, 15th, and 16th.  He was 4 strokes up on the Leader Board with two Holes to go.

At this point Brian Harman was looking to make a run at 1st place.  But he unluckily Bogeyed  the 12th and 13th.  On the 14th it looked like he might still have a chance at as he went on to Birdie it.  But he simply ran out of time to make a comeback.  Those two Bogey’s really hurt his chances.  He wouldn’t catch Koepka, no one would.  As Harman tied for 2nd place with Hideki Matsuyama.

Koepka took his time on the last two Holes of the Course.  He made sure that he was going to play them straight up and down, without any mistakes.  And that is just what he did, Paring both the difficult 17th and the easy 18th.  Boy was he ready to finish up.  He must have felt the pressure on the 18th with everyone waiting for him.  He was tied with the record of most Strokes Under Par for the entire US Open.  He ended tied with that record, with Rory McIlroy at -16.

What a Championship this turned out to be, as Brooks Koepka proved he had what it takes to win his very first Major.  Congrats Koepka on an amazing 4 Rounds of Golf at the US Open!

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Dustin Johnson Leads After Round 1 At Dell Technologies Championship

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Dustin Johnson Leads After Round 1 At Dell Technologies Championship

After round 1 at the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, Dustin Johnson leads the pack.

But the leaderboard at the top is looking quite tight after round one.

First-Round Leaderboard

Dustin Johnson             66 (-5)

Kyle Stanley                 67 (-4)

Marc Leishman             67 (-4)

Sergio Garcia               67 (-4)

Jon Rahm                     67 (-4)

Four golfers are tied for second place at 4 under par sitting one shot back of Johnson’s 5 under par lead.

Johnson birdied the 10th hole at TPC Boston to get his opening round underway and converted a putt of less than five feet for eagle at No. 18 to make the turn 4-under. His inward nine of 1-under contributed to a 5-under 66.

In his eighth appearance at the Dell Technologies Championship, Johnson’s 66 marked his lowest opening round at TPC Boston. Johnson’s best result in the Dell Technologies Championship is T4 (twice, 2009, 2012). He finished T8 at TPC Boston last year.

Defending Dell Technologies Bank Championship winner Rory McIlroy birdied the par-5 final hole for a 1-over 72.

Round 2 kicks off on Saturday with the same pairings as round 1.

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Dell Technologies Championship Round 1 and 2 Groupings Announced

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Dell Technologies Championship Round 1 and 2 Groupings Announced

The Dell Technologies Championship returns to TPC Boston this Labor Day weekend with a star filled field.

On Monday afternoon the tee times and groupings for rounds 1 and 2 were announced. Round 1 will take place on Friday and Round 2 on Saturday.

The defending Dell Technologies Championship champion Rory McIlroy tees off at 1:04 pm on Friday and 8:39 AM on Saturday with Ollie Schiederjans and Si Woo Kim.

The groupings to watch out for this weekend are going to be the Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas grouping. They tee off on Friday at 9:15 am and on Saturday at 1:40 pm.

The other grouping is the Hideki Matsuyama, John Rahm, and Rickie Fowler grouping which goes off on Friday at 1:40 pm and on Saturday at 9:15 AM.

Another grouping to keep an eye on the Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, and Billy Horschel grouping. They tee off at 1:28 pm on Friday and at 9:03 am on Saturday.

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Dell Technologies Championship Preview: TV Information, Field, And More

The FedExCup returns to TPC Boston this weekend, but this time something is different.

No longer is the championship sponsored by Deutsche Bank, instead, it has been rebranded as the Dell Technologies Championship. The reigning champion of the tournament, Rory McIlroy will be present for the Labor Day weekend tournament and enters it ranked No. 43 in the FedExCup after beginning the FedExCup Playoffs at No. 44.

McIlroy had an impressive comeback at last years event after being tied for 67th overall after an opening round 71. But he posted a final round 65 as he was able to close and eclipse a 6 stroke lead Paul Casey had entering the final round in 2016. That six stroke come-from behind win happens to be the largest in the tournament’s history.

But this year looks to be different at the  Dell Technologies Championship. For starters, McIlroy won the FedExCup in 2016 and looks to be nowhere close to being able to do that this time around. The favorites heading into this weekend are the top 6 in the FedExCup standings.

  1. Dustin Johnson
  2. Jordan Spieth
  3. Justin Thomas
  4. Hideki Matsuyama
  5. John Rahm
  6. Rickie Fowler

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