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AFTER RAINING ON BROOKS KOEPKA'S major victory parade yesterday, I was reminded of what he thinks.
Koepka made the following statements on May 14, or a few days before he won the PGA Championship, his fourth major win in the last eight played.
"I don't see why you can't get to double digits," Koepka said. "I think you keep doing what you're supposed to do, you play good, you peak at the right times. Like I said, I think sometimes the majors are the easiest ones to win. Half the people shoot themselves out of it, and mentally I know I can beat most of them, and then from there it's those guys left, who's going to play good and who can win."
Here's a more detailed breakdown of how Koepka views majors.
"One hundred and fifty-six in the field, so you figure at least 80 of them I'm just going to beat," Koepka said. "From there, about half of them won't play well from there, so you're down to about maybe 35. And then from 35, some of them just, pressure is going to get to them. It only leaves you with a few more, and you've just got to beat those guys."
"I think one of the big things that I've learned over the last few years is you don't need to win it, you don't have to try to go win it. Just hang around. If you hang around, good things are going to happen."
Hanging around is a good strategy. Always being in contention is the key to winning a LOT of majors.
I like Koepka's thinking, his confidence. If he makes it to double digits, he'll join an elite group: Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.
His present task is to win his fifth. Will it come at Pebble Beach next month?
I'd say all eyes will be on Koepka at the U.S. Open, but then there's Tiger, who always seems to suck all the oxygen out of the golf world. That might actually help Koepka.
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