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‘You cost me’ – The amusing reason why Brooks Koepka blames his coach for losing 2019 U.S. Open

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According to golf coach Pete Cowen, Brooks Koepka still blames him for not winning the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

In an interview with Essentially Sports, Cowen reflected upon winning that 2019 U.S. Open with his client Gary Woodland, as his former (and now current) pupil, Brooks Koepka was in search of his third consecutive U.S. Open victory.

“Brooks always says to me, you cost me [my third US Open title].”

The British coach shared that to this day, Koepka still says to him “I would have won three tournaments in a row. That would have been unique.”

“So, he blames me for helping Gary.”

Koepka finished second in the tournament to Woodland, which is quite the effort for a player seeking three consecutive wins at the toughest test in golf.

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Why Tiger’s new clothing brand is called ‘Sun Day Red’ and not ‘Sunday Red’

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This week, TayorMade and Tiger Woods released their new clothing line, called “Sun Day Red”.

The promotional video was fantastic, but golf fans were a bit perplexed by the fact that “Sun Day” was two words rather than one.

While speaking to the New York Times, TaylorMade’s CEO, David Abeles, explained the meaning.

“Sunday red is the color that Mr. Woods has made very famous on Sundays, but Mr. Woods plays golf on more than just Sundays.”

Abeles also talked about the importance of “three’s”

That clears it up, right?

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Billy Horschel responds after losing cool with fans during Phoenix Open

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During last weekend’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, Billy Horschel snapped at fan who was making noise during players’ pre shot routines.

“Buddy, when he’s over the shot, shut the hell up!” Billy exclaimed “He’s trying to hit a damn golf shot here, it’s our f*****g job!”

The event got a bit out of control, with drunk patrons starting fights and falling over during much of the weekend. Eventually, alcohol sales were ceased and the gates were closed due to the unruliness of the fans.

This week, Horschel went on Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio to discuss why he lost his cool.

“We’d just started our second round, we’re on the 11th hole and [Galletti] is over his second shot. We had told some fans over there to be quiet as he was about to hit. There were three or four guys over there that continued to talk and say some things.”

“They talked very loudly when he was over his shot, and I just feel like there was a loss of respect there. The guy is trying to play his shot, he’s trying to do his job. It’s the third day of the tournament and we hear a lot of different things.

“I just responded to it afterwards that I was displeased with the level of respect that was shown towards a fellow competitor while he is trying to hit a golf shot and compete in a golf tournament. And that’s just the simple fact of it.”

Horschel shared his opinion that many seem to be in agreement with, that the event has crossed the line from fun to unenjoyable.

“Has this tournament crossed the line? Yeah, I think the last couple of years have been a little much,” he added. “I think it has just got a little bit out of control. I just go back to the respect factor of it for what we’re trying to do in ours jobs.”

“I’ve read a few messages on social media like “you know what you signed up for” and “if you can’t take the heat then don’t show up,” but I’m like, this tournament was never about going there and being ridiculed by the fans. That was never the idea of this event.”

The event has vowed to fix the issues at hand, so hopefully changes are on the horizon for the 2025 version of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Tony Finau’s wife is ‘selling’ his golf clubs for 99 cents (including a free Foresight launch monitor!)

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Early this week, Tony Finau’s wife, Alayna, decided to sell Tony’s golf clubs.

In a TikTok video, Alayna explained, “It’s Feb. 12 and he hasn’t asked me to be his Valentines yet … ”

“Golf Clubs for sale, 99 cents. Hits far, thick grips, custom leather, head covers, Foresight launch monitor included,” Alayna added.

While speaking with Golfweek’s Adam Schupak ahead of this week’s Genesis Invitational, Finau said:

“I’m not on TikTok but yesterday one of the equipment reps said to me, ‘Your wife is so funny. I can’t believe she’s selling (your clubs) for 99 cents.’ I just went along with it and smiled but in my head I was thinking, ‘I don’t really know what he’s talking about,’ “Then I went on Instagram and saw a post about it and I had a good laugh. It’s too funny.”

This is an important reminder to make sure we all remember our significant others on Valentine’s Day!

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