Former Masters champion Ian Woosnam has launched a stinging attack on Brooks Koepka days before the U.S. take on Europe in the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
Last week, Golf Digest published its exclusive interview with Koepka, where the 31-year-old aired his feelings on the Ryder Cup, calling the biennial event ‘a bit odd’ and that he finds the week ‘tough’.
Those comments angered former U.S. captain Paul Azinger who called on Brooks to relinquish his spot if he didn’t enjoy the competition. Now former European Captain Ian Woosnam has been the latest to hit out at the 4-time major champ.
Speaking at Ilkley Golf Club last week ahead of a Legends Tour event, the Welshman blasted the 31-year-old saying:
“The article Koepka has just done, that’s not nice for his team. It’s not good. He’s basically said, ‘I could do without this, it’s getting me out of my routine doing this’. “Christ almighty – get a life!”
“If I was captain and it was one of my players, I’d be saying ‘What the f**k you doing?’ All this crap he’s got going with DeChambeau – is it that bad or is it just false? Either way, it’s not good for Stricker.”
The 2006 European Captain wasn’t exactly complimentary towards Brooks’ rival Bryson DeChambeau either and also accused Koepka of arrogance and shrugging off his peers.
“Who’d want to play with him (Bryson)? It wouldn’t surprise me if neither of them played before the singles. They’re already making excuses. You hear all this stuff last time between Dustin Johnson and Koepka. Is there something going on with Koepka?
Is he one of these guys who likes to stir everything? Is it arrogance? It’s almost like he’s shrugging them all off and saying I don’t want to be like you.”
The 43rd edition of the Ryder Cup kicks off Friday morning in Kohler, Wisconsin at the Pete Dye designed Whistling Straits.
Bryson and Brooks among golfers spotted at Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder heavyweight classic
Last night offered up one of the greatest heavyweight boxing clashes of the modern era, with Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder completing their trilogy, and it was a fight that had several PGA Tour professionals gripped.
Bryson DeChambeau was one of those who wasn’t going to miss out on the epic clash, who posted his evening’s excitement to his Instagram stories.
Bryson was even asked for a prediction before the showdown, and the 28-year-old backed Tyson Fury, who eventually would prevail in the 11th round with a knockout victory.
Bryson DeChambeau is backing the Gypsy King ? pic.twitter.com/eI2QqJp4QG
— br_betting (@br_betting) October 10, 2021
Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau, and Ian Poulter were also at the fight, all posting to their Instagram, with DJ’s fiancee Paulina even capturing the knockout punch.
As it turns out, last night’s victor Tyson Fury also has an impressive golf swing, as you can see from the video below of him piping a drive over 300 yards.
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7 pieces of golf art you’ll want to hang on your office wall today
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1. An incredible assembly of six golf patent prints
The industrial coolness of any patent drawing makes for a fine wall-hanging. Extra points for the blueprint-like presentation, and all the better when it’s golf-related.
Notable review: “Looks great with white frame…perfect for a golf-themed office”
Get it from Amazon for $20.99.
2. A capture of an immortal golf moment: Tiger Woods‘ 2019 Masters win
The culmination of the “return to glory.” Woods in color (Sunday Red!) leaps out from the fans and course in black and white. Striking presentation of one of the dramatic pinnacles of the game.
Notable review: “Good quality canvas and photo. Got it for my husbands office and loves it!”
Get it from Amazon for $75.99.
3. A beautiful rendering of the development of the flatstick
GolfWRXers will debate the phases of evolution as presented (it’s what we do!), but this is an awesome concept and execution!
Get it from Amazon for $43.20 (20″ x 30″ print, other sizes available)
4. Lee Wybranski’s official Ryder Cup poster is a must-have (as are all Lee Wybranski championship works)
The go-to guy for official art of significant professional golf tournaments, Lee Wybranski was “gone-to” again for this fantastic commemorative piece. (Europeans will likely not be interested)
Get it from Amazon for $60.
5. This map of Augusta National in 1954 is a superb addition to any proud patron’s wall
Come for the rendering of 1954 ANGC, stay for the patron etiquette advice! “No matter how well you know a player, do not accost him on the golf course.”
Notable review: “Thick quality paper. Cool vintage vibe. Shipped in sturdy tube. Arrived days ahead of schedule.
Pricey for the size, but I am happy with the purchase. I put it in an inexpensive bronze frame and it looks really really good. Great conversation piece!”
Get it from Amazon for $39.99.
6. Greats of the game presented in vibrant colors
If you have a room that needs some color — and golf — look no further.
Get it from Amazon for $165 (framed!)
7. You’ve heard of “Dogs playing poker”…
…meet “Dogs playing golf.”
Get it from Amazon for $9.99
Tiger Woods photographed back on golf course with son Charlie
It’s been a while since we’ve had an update on Tiger Woods’ rehabilitation after his single-car accident earlier this year, but on Saturday, two photographs emerged which show the 15-time major champion’s recovery seemingly going very well.
The post, widely shared by TWLegion, shows Woods watching his son Charlie on the course with now just a sleeve on his right leg and with a club in hand.
Closer look at the right leg from the posted source above. pic.twitter.com/lgbIgBtzs2
— TWLEGION (@TWlegion) October 9, 2021
The photos have thrilled golf fans, with many now buoyed into believing a comeback is very much on the cards. Eagle-eyed supporters even caught sight of Charlie’s Puma golf shoes, with some joking that he’s been spending too much time in Rickie Fowler’s company!
At the Ryder Cup, Captain Steve Stricker told media that Woods’ focus was on making a playing comeback again, and this update looks to have provided even more encouragement that the 82-time PGA Tour winner may well do just that.
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