Koepka facing long odds for another U.S. Open title

The two key stats that I am heavily weighing this year at the 2019 US Open will be approach and scrambling.

A detailed view of signage is seen during a practice round prior to the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 10, 2019 in Pebble Beach, California. "What was it, a hundred years [ago]?" Koepka has dominated major play over the past two years, winning an eye-popping four major titles since 2017 including the last two U.S. Opens.

The only player to go back-to-back-to-back in golf's toughest test was Willie Anderson in 1905.

Yeah, I'm not sure why Koepka isn't the favorite here. "I'm not thinking about it". I know he's basically the favorite, but I'm going to go with the guy who keeps winning all of the golf tournaments to win the golf tournament. "I don't know how many times it's even been done on the PGA Tour, let alone a major championship". Scott Piercy, Emiliano Grillo, and Bubba Watson own some of the earliest 2019 U.S. Open tee times on Thursday and will set the tone for the entire field.

Ignore him blowing the lead at the 2010 U.S. Open at this same spot. Five years later, he died at age 31.

The World Golf Hall of Fame's description of Anderson (he was inducted in 1975) sounds a lot like Koepka: "muscular shoulders, brawny forearms and exceptionally large hands".

McDowell must be feeling so good this week because a long putt on the 72nd hole of the Canadian Open allowed him to finally punch his ticket to The Open Championship, which will be played on his home course of Royal Portrush. "For that he developed a reputation of being dour". The greens are so small that if you are missing, then you will have to get up and down.

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Koepka has faced the same criticism while becoming the first man to hold back-to-back U.S. Open and PGA Championship titles at the same time.

Rory McIlroy showcased his superb iron-play at the RBC Canadian Open. Other picks in this range may have a higher ceiling - like Xander Schauffele, for instance - but Kuchar is less likely to post a tournament-ending quadruple bogey after an very bad tee shot.

"This is what I can do; I've been able to do it before", McIlroy said. "I wasn't on notables after winning?"

He just won the Charles Schwab last month, so if form if your thing, he's a good sleeper pick. "Like, how do you forget that?" I was just kind of shocked. "Somebody probably got fired over it - or should". "It was just amusing".

Brooks Koepka doesn't have trouble getting motivated for majors. He started the final round six shots ahead, but almost blew it with four consecutive bogeys on the back nine. He ended up beating Johnson by two. I could have done a million different things.

"I've just been never one to complain, make excuses. DJ has to make something happen if he wants to catch me.' I was actually really proud of myself the way I spun that mentally". However, he comes to Pebble Beach struggling in his recent tournaments. Yeah, I won at the Players [in March], but I sort of had to grind it out. "I think that's going to be important going forward". If they are not on with their short irons, then they are not going to score. "If you play good enough, you shouldn't have a problem". One major concern: He's never played a competitive tournament at Pebble Beach.

"You look at the guys that have won here and they are some of the greatest players to have played the game".

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