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Is Koepka the new Angel Cabrera?


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#1 DrivingChamp

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:04 AM

He only plays well in majors and doesn't play all that well in the other events


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:25 AM

Hes a lot like DJ in many ways......not surprising they are buds

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:53 AM

Nope.

Koepka is better than Cabrera.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:38 AM

I am surprised Koepka hasn't won more but its clear he knows how to get the job done so I expect the wins to total up in the future.

I watched him a lot on the ET and he impressed me big time but I'm a little surprised at how quickly he's ascended to the top of the game.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:42 AM

Koepka is better, it appears like he doesn't care as much in regular events and only gets focused at the majors

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:48 AM

View Postseve1972, on 12 August 2018 - 12:25 AM, said:

Hes a lot like DJ in many ways......not surprising they are buds

How are they alike in many ways?

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:52 AM

He's a lot more consistent than Cabrera, who had blow-up rounds (high 70's-80) quite commonly. You don't see that from Koepka, and I think with his talent level, it's just a matter of time before he starts racking up regular tour wins as well.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:58 AM

Cabrera is a rockstar in Argentina, Koepka not so much in the US

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:06 AM

fair comparison, in my opinion.  Although I would prefer to listen to an interview of Angel in Spanish than Brooks in English.  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:37 AM

No.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:43 AM

View Postbandrz, on 12 August 2018 - 09:06 AM, said:

fair comparison, in my opinion.  Although I would prefer to listen to an interview of Angel in Spanish than Brooks in English.  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Interviews dont win tournaments, who cares how he interviews? The man is a golfing machine.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:45 AM

View PostDrivingChamp, on 12 August 2018 - 12:04 AM, said:

He only plays well in majors and doesn't play all that well in the other events
are you kidding?  2016 to current:  57 PGA events he has 18 top ten's including 6 second place finishes....not included are the two wins in Japan

he's only 28 & he'll win plenty more

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:47 AM

View Postimakaveli, on 12 August 2018 - 07:58 AM, said:

Cabrera is a rockstar in Argentina, Koepka not so much in the US
He is a rockstar with golf fans in Argentina. Their aren't that many and soccer is king there.
IMO BK will be a rockstar in the coming years around the globe.

View PostDrivingChamp, on 12 August 2018 - 12:04 AM, said:

He only plays well in majors and doesn't play all that well in the other events
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:00 AM

View Postmosesgolf, on 12 August 2018 - 09:47 AM, said:

View Postimakaveli, on 12 August 2018 - 07:58 AM, said:

Cabrera is a rockstar in Argentina, Koepka not so much in the US
He is a rockstar with golf fans in Argentina. Their aren't that many and soccer is king there.
IMO BK will be a rockstar in the coming years around the globe.

View PostDrivingChamp, on 12 August 2018 - 12:04 AM, said:

He only plays well in majors and doesn't play all that well in the other events
SMH

I think Koepka will win like 8 between pga and us open and nobody will notice

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:35 AM

View PostPigems, on 12 August 2018 - 09:43 AM, said:

View Postbandrz, on 12 August 2018 - 09:06 AM, said:

fair comparison, in my opinion.  Although I would prefer to listen to an interview of Angel in Spanish than Brooks in English.  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Interviews don't win tournaments, who cares how he interviews? The man is a golfing machine.

I didn't say that they did.  His game is beyond impressive.  I've seen him in person and he is elite among the elite so far as golfing talent.   That being said he is awfully boring.  And plenty of people care about interviews.  That's why he doesn't get requests for them as often as others of similar stature.  People are drawn to personalities.  Rooting interest greatly increases drama and viewing experiences.  This is not a new revelation.  getting back to the topic at hand, Cabrera shows more personality via a foreign language that i don't speak, than Koepka does sleepwalking through winning majors.  While i find it kind of fascinating, it is not very entertaining.  Just my opinion.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:36 AM

Well, if you are going after majors only, your place in history, why not play well, it increases your chances of winning majors.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:24 AM

He seems to just do his job. Doesnt over promote on social media. He shows up in more commercials / sponsorships now and he should as a 2x US Open champion. He is also younger than AC and us a long future ahead of him if he wants it.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:32 AM

View Postgolfandfishing, on 12 August 2018 - 07:48 AM, said:

View Postseve1972, on 12 August 2018 - 12:25 AM, said:

Hes a lot like DJ in many ways......not surprising they are buds

How are they alike in many ways?

1. They golf alot

2. Prob both have alotta hot gf's

3.millionaires

4. Bombers

5.been known to dabble in the nose beers

6. No matter how much they win still nobody cares much for them

Do I keep going


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:01 PM

Laughable comparison.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:04 PM

View Postpaulshack, on 12 August 2018 - 11:32 AM, said:

View Postgolfandfishing, on 12 August 2018 - 07:48 AM, said:

View Postseve1972, on 12 August 2018 - 12:25 AM, said:

Hes a lot like DJ in many ways......not surprising they are buds

How are they alike in many ways?

1. They golf alot

2. Prob both have alotta hot gf's

3.millionaires

4. Bombers

5.been known to dabble in the nose beers

6. No matter how much they win still nobody cares much for them

Do I keep going

Go ahead, keep going until you come up with something relevant.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:18 PM

View Postpaulshack, on 12 August 2018 - 11:32 AM, said:

View Postgolfandfishing, on 12 August 2018 - 07:48 AM, said:

View Postseve1972, on 12 August 2018 - 12:25 AM, said:

Hes a lot like DJ in many ways......not surprising they are buds

How are they alike in many ways?

1. They golf alot

2. Prob both have alotta hot gf's

3.millionaires

4. Bombers

5.been known to dabble in the nose beers

6. No matter how much they win still nobody cares much for them

Do I keep going

But why would he need nose beers when he could drink as much free Michalob Ultra as he wants?
/s

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:37 PM

Koepka is far less Argentinian.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:52 PM

i dont think Angel can bench as much as brooks but I bet it will be closer than most think!
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:58 PM

Cabrera was a good European Tour player and came into majors quite late in his career.

Koepka could have 3 majors in his 20s, lots of high finishes without wins as well. Has great potential.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:02 PM

View Postimakaveli, on 12 August 2018 - 10:00 AM, said:

View Postmosesgolf, on 12 August 2018 - 09:47 AM, said:

View Postimakaveli, on 12 August 2018 - 07:58 AM, said:

Cabrera is a rockstar in Argentina, Koepka not so much in the US
He is a rockstar with golf fans in Argentina. Their aren't that many and soccer is king there.
IMO BK will be a rockstar in the coming years around the globe.

View PostDrivingChamp, on 12 August 2018 - 12:04 AM, said:

He only plays well in majors and doesn't play all that well in the other events
SMH

I think Koepka will win like 8 between pga and us open and nobody will notice

Nobody outside of his accountant, perhaps.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:19 PM

Koepkas #4 in the world so he's done  pretty well outside his US Open wins. If he were to finish this off today him having 3 majors/1 tour win would just be a statistical oddity that will even out as his career goes on.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:21 PM

He's the savage Lynel from BOTW.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:31 PM

Can be, but what about this guy also? https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Andy_North
And maybe also John Daly.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:36 PM

View PostCincy_Ken, on 12 August 2018 - 04:19 PM, said:

Koepkas #4 in the world so he's done  pretty well outside his US Open wins. If he were to finish this off today him having 3 majors/1 tour win would just be a statistical oddity that will even out as his career goes on.

Could well happen. The right weeks just happen to be majors in the past few years. Koepka could kick on after this win and win 10 PGA Tour tournaments in his next five years, with no majors and he'd have a pretty nice career for himself there.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:40 PM

No Martin Kaymer is.


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