Let's Get Weird
Brooks Koepka gets NHL star to wear Wanamaker Trophy like a hat as the party rolls on
Look, there's no point in dancing around it. Brooks Koepka is officially on a drinking tear, one that's just getting started. If he still has the stamina, he'll likely make good on his promise to attend the Miami Heat game on Tuesday night, and then he'll be back at the Ps game Wednesday night. Two chances for his favorite teams to sweep, two more chances to get absolutely blasted. No days off, until he actually has to go to work on Friday in Washington, D.C.
The beauty of a good victory tour is all the people coming out of the woodwork to join in. Fellow golfers, fellow athletes, celebs and other hangers-on will all be looking for a piece of Koepka this week. That already started in Sunrise, Fla., on Monday night at Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which Koepka's Florida P(anther)s won 1-0 in a slobberknocker over the Carolina Hurricanes to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.
Among those in Koepka's box at FLA Live Arena was Ottawa Senators left winger Brady Tkachuk, who was on hand to see his brother Matthew, the Panthers' leading points-scorer this playoffs. Like many hockey players, Tkachuk can get after it himself, which is exactly what he did by chugging from the Wanamaker Trophy and then wearing it like a hat. Cover your eyes, PGA of America suits:
"This is what we need on the ice right here," Koepka said, testosterone coursing through everyone's veins. "This is what we need."
No, sir, what you need is to mix in a water. We kid, we kid. We're assuming it's a light beers only week this week, so he's plenty hydrated:
Turns out, the Panthers did just fine without that Brady energy, but don't sleep on Brooksy recruiting Brady to come join forces with his brother in South Florida. Only problem is Brady's Senators contract runs through 2027-'28, and he's one of the centerpieces of the Ottawa rebuild. But hey, a Ps fan can dream.