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    baxter cepeda

    “I’ve never put a ceiling on anything” is avoiding the question about beating 18 majors, or whatever it ends up being once tiger is done.
    Winning so young kinda puts a player in that conversation but it’s so hard for golfers to set that number as a Stayed goal; as of course only tiger has.
    I’m still waiting for the next guy who says I’m going for the majors record.
    It’s ok that it’s not Collin, not like it’s anyone else either.
    But man I can’t wait for that guy…maybe that kid is 1 right now.

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      Tom Edrington

      I can tell you he’s got a very HIGH ceiling……What was Brooks Koepka doing at age 23?

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        baxter cepeda

        Of course morikawa has a high ceiling; even casual golf observers know that by now.
        As you know Brooks was probably building character on the Euro tour at 23.
        We’ve admired in the past the journey Brooks took to the pga tour.
        Morikawa, like Jordan, even his contemporaries Wolf and Hovland, has had it very easy getting to and succeeding early on the big tour.
        Brooks took a while but has multiple majors and many more close finishes because of those days in obscurity with no one on your side except yourself.
        Right now Collin is the opposite of Blink 182s lyrics in Whats my age Again?: no one likes you when your 23.
        Everyone loves Collin at 23.
        But What happens when things get tougher, or seemingly so easy people get a annoyed and not on your side as much, as has happened to Jordan and Brooks and many more imo.
        Yes yes collin has a great head on his shoulders and fundamentals to weather any storm.
        But still… collin has won 3 events, including a fanless major on a course he has played more than anyone in the field despite his tender age.
        Collin will need all his tools and more moving forward if he even wants to scratch Or sniff Brooks major accomplishments.


          Tom Edrington

          What was Brooks doing when he was 23?

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