2019 PGA Championship

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  1. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

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    Brooks Koepka shot a sparkling 7 under 63 in the first round, and halfway through the second round has gotten it down to -10. Tommy Fleetwood, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson are the closest behind currently, ranging from -4 to -6. Tiger Woods is +3, hovering around the cut line, but of course all of his shots are still being lovingly covered. They're playing on the brutal Bethpage Black course outside of NYC, which favors long hitters who can keep it in the fairway. The crowds there are sure to be raucous as can be over the weekend. It could end up being a duel between Koepka and Johnson.

    Still a long way to go but if Koepka pulls off the successful defense of his title, he'll be the first player ever to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship back to back. First ever! Why, why, it might force Commissar Lerner and the rest of the emasculated golf media to cut back their coverage of Woods from 99% of the time to merely 97%, maybe even 96%.
     
  2. Don Wassall

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    This is the current headline and sub-head on the homepage of The Corporate Sports Network:

    A Nation in Mourning -- Tiger Woods Misses Cut

    Defending Champion Whatshisname Continues Record Pace
     
  3. Freethinker

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    I don’t know what to say other than Clown World. The corporate media is a parody at this point.
     
  4. Carolina Speed

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    Wow! What a leaderboard!
    Koepka, -12
    Spieth, -5
    Scott, -5
    Berger, -4
    Johnson, -4
    Rose lurking at -3

    I'll be surprised if the winner doesn't come from Koepka, Spieth, or Johnson.
    Looking forward to watching the last two rounds!
     
  5. Don Wassall

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    First of all, my post above with the headlines is satire, not a genuine headline.

    Second and more important, you're done derailing threads. This thread is about the 2019 PGA Championship, period, which based on your post you are clearly not interested in. I realize you know far more about the United States than all the American posters here put together, but believe it or not we don't need your pompous, repetitious lecturing combined with your longstanding inability to discuss topics civilly. I let your ridiculous poo-slinging battle with lucasbryant go, but that was a one and done. I don't know how old you are now, but here at Caste Football we discuss topics like mature adults. Read the posting guidelines, and follow them if you want to continue to post here.
     
  6. icsept

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    Brooks Koepka emasculated Tiger Woods by 17 strokes playing in the same group. It appears that Woods ‘ 11 year climb up the mountain took everything he had left. At least I hope so, because the Tiger worship is so nauseating.
     
  7. Heretic

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    Article from BSPN...of course, Koepka isn't responsible for his golf game, Tiger Woods is...

    Koepka is the Monster Tiger Created

    Brooks Koepka concedes he is motivated by real and imagined slights. So he had to notice Tuesday when his appearance at a PGA Championship news conference was greeted by the sight of journalists scrambling out of the room like newspaper reporters -- with press cards tucked in their fedoras -- racing for a bank of pay phones in an old, black-and-white film.

    Tiger Woods had just exited stage left after his own group interview, and why did anyone need to stick around to hear from the defending champ? At last month's Masters, after delivering the most memorable moment of his golfing life, the 43-year-old Woods became what he had been in his dominant prime: the most recognizable and revered athlete on the planet. Two days before the start of the next major, the colorless Koepka had no chance to compete against that.

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    Woods helped make golf a viable option for Brooks and other versatile young athletes who lived in the gym and preferred to look more like NFL strong safeties.

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    Tied for 58th at the turn, Woods was suddenly tied for fifth and only four off the lead. A fan had yelled at him, "Koepka's scared of you," a claim that was the worst play of the day.

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    <Shockingly, the BSPN author then writes...>
    Woods respects golfers who could have successfully competed in other sports, and those who would never be intimidated by him. Koepka is among the precious few in that category. He's stronger than Tiger, longer than Tiger and just as determined as Tiger.

    <Then this cuckery from the DWFs...>
    The thing I get from this kid is he's got a lot of confidence, and nothing bothers him," said Woods' caddie, Joe LaCava. "He was oblivious to the crowd screaming and yelling for Tiger."

    This is the Frankenstein monster Woods helped create, and now Koepka threatens the resurgent Tiger's designs on the Nicklaus grail of 18 major victories. Can Koepka block Woods' march on history?
     
  8. Don Wassall

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    Brooks stumbled on the first half of the back nine, but went wire to wire to defend his title. What a star!! The "monster created by Tiger" routed the field except for Dustin Johnson, who made Koepka earn it under immense pressure.

    Back to back in the PGA and U.S. Open -- amazing stuff. Even Richie Lerner said last night that Koepka is "one of the leading athletes in the world right now." Historic accomplishments, and at 29 he should have a number of years to go if he has the stamina and determination of Nicklaus.

    The U.S. Open is next month, Brooks may even push Woods off the front page of hype for that event, nah, let's not be ridiculous. Regardless, history was made today at Bethpage Black, in front of NY DWFs who embraced Koepka half-heartedly at best, no surprise there.
     
  9. Don Wassall

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    Apparently I am the only poster here who watched, sad. Same with the Stanley Cup playoffs.
     
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  10. Fighting Pride

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    I watched it. It was good to see Koepka win another major and DJ make a late run. I would have been happy with a win by either man. No Woods on the weekend was a bonus.
     
  11. Shadowlight

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    I did watch most of the last round but I missed an hour or so due to travel. I can't watch the first two rounds and didn't watch much in the way of the Golf Channel at night because I was busy watching the NBA playoffs and some baseball. Saturday my schedule got jumbled and I missed most of it.

    I admit I was pulling for DJ and it got very interesting as Koepka bogeyed three straight holes while DJ was putting on a move. But DJ started fumbling around and that was the end of that. The conditions were brutal and couple that with a tough golf course no wonder the final round played out like it did.

    As for Don's question about the NHL playoffs I have watched about 50% of the Bruins disposal of Carolina. Bergeron and his silky smooth style is a delight. I have been slack on the San Jose-St Louis Western matchup just catching bits and pieces. I am rooting for the Bruins at this point no matter who wins the West.
     
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  12. Carolina Speed

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    I watched the PGA, but just didn't post anything. Really no surprise that Koepka won, although I was pulling for Spieth. I'm happy for Koepka, but I'm hoping Spieth can get his game back together and see him win at least 10 majors. He has the ability as does Koepka. Spieth still just 25 years old has plenty of time to mature and seek 10 Majors.
    Looking forward to seeing how Spieth does in June at the US Open at Pebble Beach. Spieth won there in 2017.
    I am also very impressed with how Spieth has really been grinding and finding his way somewhat back. To me it shows he has guts, never gives up and is a fighter!
     

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