• Brooks on Bubba: He wouldn’t make 18

    Bubba Watson and Brooks Koepka
    Bubba Watson and Brooks Koepka

    Four-time Major winner Brooks Koepka weighs in on which tour pro couldn’t play and caddie and what to expect from tournament golf without fans.

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    Talking on The Dan Patrick Show, the bulky athlete was asked about the hypothetical scenario of his fellow players having to play and carry their own bags.

    ‘I think it’d actually be a lot of fun to watch some of these guys attempt to carry their own bag,’ he told The Dan Patrick Show.

    ‘I don’t know if some of them have ever picked up their bag in their life.

    ‘Bubba (Watson) would be complaining how heavy the bag is the entire time. I love the guy, but there’s no way he makes it around 18 with that bag.’

    Koepka though is scheduled for 11 June and the Charles Schwab Challenge where caddies will be, or at least are expected to be in play.

    ‘I’m going to be ready. It’s just exciting just to have something to look forward to,’ he said.

    ‘I think that was what was killing everybody is the unknown. Just to have something back now, where it’s, OK, we can get back into the swing of things and start to looking forward to playing golf again and competitively. Because it’s one thing just to go play with your boys, and it’s a complete other thing to actually go out and go tee it up in the real thing.’

    While most of the attention has been placed on how pro’s games might stack up after weeks off home practise, the world No 3 thinks players might need to adjust to the new, quieter surrounds.

    ‘Obviously, look, as an athlete, nobody wants to be playing just without fans – it’s what creates the energy. But I think now looking at it, it’s going to be interesting how close they’re going to be able to let fans because golf, I mean, if you’ve ever been to Augusta, you can stand on those tee boxes and you can pretty much reach out and grab the guy as he’s swinging – you can get pretty close to us – and you just wonder how weird it is going to be going forward, whether they’re going to be pushed back further.’

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