Stricker's Problem Child: Brooks Koepka Is Totally Full Of Hot Air! | Dog Leg News

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Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    baxter cepeda

    Good stuff Tom.

    Glad you can see the humor in this but I’m more concerned. Concerned Brooksies next injury will be from his head getting so big with hot air it will literally pop like a balloon.

    There’s no ‘I’ in team but there sure is A whole lot of ‘I’ in a brooksie quote…Kudos to Toms observation skills pointing that out.

    Brooks started his Ryder cup career well when he was still in his letting the clubs do the talking phase. By France he had already started this new big mouth negative to everything phase; hence his losing record.

    Brooksie says he is healthy and ready but history says that cannot be believed.

    It’s one thing to pretend to be healthy leading up to individual events —even the Masters— But it would be a shame if he is doing his tough guys play injured act for a team event; especially since he doesn’t even want to be there while other guys are frothing to play.

    It’s worth noting while brooksie has had some great results this past season, including that win in Phoenix, his last 4 events are a WD-22-31-54; so form was mediocre at best before the injury. Unfortunately kicking back Watching sportscenter doesn’t help; if it did there would be a lot more world class golfers.

    Brooks is getting comical at this point but for those of US tired of losing the Ryder cup as favorites, there’s nothing funny about it.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter: The rubber hits the road next Friday — it’s gonna be VERY interesting, won’t it?

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        baxter cepeda

        Lucky for me I’ll be much more interested walking around pebble Beach that day. Keeping the mind off our housewives of the pga tour a bit.

        Go USA!

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    You emphasized over and over again that Ryder Cup is a team event.
    And yet, you are already preparing to place all the blame of the loss on one golfer.
    Not very positive about our chances?

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      Tom Edrington

      We are not “blaming” anyone; USA is an overwhelming favorite on home soil; It sad that you read it that way, too often people “interpret” Op-Ed pieces to fit their own narrative; First we addressed Stricker’s ridiculous idea that he’ll catch Nicklaus and everyone I’ve spoken to this week thought it absurd that he thinks he’ll catch Tiger, a generational performer in the sport; We also pointed out Koepka’s fragile body…doesn’t matter who wins or loses from our standpoint, the USA women were in the same favorite role at the Solheim Cup; Our premise is that Brooks is writing checks with his mouth that his clubs can’t cash.

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