Controversy and the US Open have become intertwined in recent years but next week’s defending champion, Brooks Koepka, will not be among those ready to criticise the organizers.
The build-up to the year’s third Major has included a number of players and former pros lashing out at the United States Golf Association’s running of the event. Course setup, baked out greens and even course choice have been among the issues addressed.
Koepka, though, has no complaints as he looks to complete a rare hat-trick when Pebble Beach hosts the US Open from 13-16 June.
‘Whatever they’re doing, it’s working for me,’ said Koepka
‘So I don’t care what they do. We’ve all got to play the same golf course. It doesn’t matter. Guys like to complain. I just don’t complain.
‘We’ve all got to deal with the same issues. If you hit the fairways and hit every green you’re not going to have any problems.’
Koepka battered Erin Hills in Wisconsin to win his first US Open in 2017 before claiming a second title at Shinnecock Hills in 2018.
Now, he heads to Pebble Beach with those victories under his belt as well as back to back PGA Championship titles after taming Bethpage Black last month.