Triumphant Return For Koepka

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Tour Roundup

PGA Championship

Former serial major winner Brooks Koepka once again reigned supreme at Oak Hill Country Club in New York as he collected his 3rd PGA Championship, and 5th major overall – triumphing by two strokes from Scottie Scheffler and Viktor Hovland.

Even casual observers to this year’s event will have appreciated the premium on long, accurate driving – and despite being roundly booed by the patrons into the third day’s play for his involvement in the LIV Golf Tour, Koepka put on a clinic from tee to green to finish on 9-under.

PGA Tour

This week, the PGA tour takes over Fort Worth as the Charles Schwab Challenge heads to Colonial.

Those who enjoy the feast of birdies and eagles that some weeks on the PGA Tour can bring may have to exercise patience once more.

Sam Burn’s winning score of 9-under last year was the highest aggregate score in five years – so it’s not difficult to envisage a tough scoring again this week.

Colonial is one of those old school, classic golf courses which still truly tests the world’s best players, despite measuring under 7200 yards.

With a premium on exceptional iron play, keep an eye on ball-striking specialist Kevin Kisner.

DP World Tour

Frenchman Victor Perez will be hoping to skip his way to consecutive Dutch Open titles as the DP World Tour hits the Netherlands’ famous Bernardus Golf.

However, there is a host of talent queuing up to take his title with the Hojgaard twins, Adrian Meronk and home favourite Joost Luiten all vying for victory.

Play in Cromvoirt will draw extra attention as players attempt to impress Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald ahead of Team Europe’s trip to Rome later this year.

Luiten in particular has impressed recently with back-to-back third place finishes in Thailand and India, so could be another to follow closely this week.

This week also features the iconic ‘Beat the Pro’, where amateurs have a go at getting it closer than one of the tour players.

The World Of Golf

Block Party

The PGA Tour may have unearthed its latest cult hero in club pro Michael Block.

The 46-year-old slam dunked his tee shot on the par-3 15th on Sunday to further cement his status as a new fan favourite for his open and care-free attitude to the game.

As the ball hit the cup, Block stood on the tee box with the expression of a man who couldn’t quite believe what had happened.

As the first club-pro to register an ace in the championship since 1996, I’ll forgive him the muted celebration.

Tiger Withdraws From US Open

The third major championship of 2023 will go ahead without (arguably) the game’s biggest name.

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the US Open at Los Angeles Country Club as he continues to recover from extensive leg injuries sustained in car crash in 2021.

Tiger fans have already seen him withdraw from this year’s Masters after making the cut and can only hope that the game’s biggest attraction makes a comeback for July’s Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

After Tiger’s 2019 Masters win – write him off at your peril.

Ed’s Golf

  • Current Handicap: 0.8
  • Best Score in 2023: 68 (LVL)

Another weekend, another tough day out on the course.

Why does golf always feel like one minute you’re great from tee to green but can’t hole anything.

Then the next week you can’t miss with the flat stick but also can’t keep a shot on the golf course.

Always a constant battle to match those areas of the game up.

This weekend was the latter, a putting display but a long game to forget.

Here’s the numbers for that round:

  • Score: 73 (+4)
  • 3 Birdies, 6 Pars, 5 Bogeys, 1 Double
  • Fairways Hit: 3/13
  • Greens Hit: 8/18
  • Putts: 27
  • Up and Downs: 5/9
  • Sand Saves: 1/1

Something Useful

With the sun beginning to shine and courses firming up, one of the best types of shot you can play from around the greens is the chip and run.

If you can master it, it will take the stress off your putting and simplify your short game.

Here’s a great video on how to play a simple chip and run shot:

Something Funny

Something Extra

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Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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