PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Brooks Koepka’s swagger is on point, his confidence is at its peak and his form is in shape heading into his historical chase of a three-peat in the U.S. Open.
Now add another chip on his shoulder.
The latest culprit to slight Koepka is Fox Sports, which didn’t put the two-time defending champion and the world No. 1 in one of the network’s ads previewing the national championship at Pebble Beach.
The snub lit up Koepka, who has used perceived and outright slights as extra fuel to ignite his dominance in majors. He is trying to join Willie Anderson as the only players to win the U.S. Open three consecutive years.
“There’s been a couple of times where it’s just mind boggling. It’s like, really? Like, how do you forget that?” Koepka said Tuesday at Pebble Beach. “Just kind of shocked. They’ve had over a year to kind of put it out. So I don’t know. Somebody probably got fired over it or should.”
Two-time U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka talks with the media before this year’s tournament at Pebble Beach (Photo: Michael Madrid, USA TODAY Sports)
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