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Brooks Being Brooks

This brutally honest Brooks Koepka quote shows why you should never bet on him the week after a major

June 25, 2021

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We're not breaking any news here in saying Brooks Koepka plays better in major championships than regular weeks. Heck, the man has won as many majors as he's won PGA Tour events. And he's all but admitted those other tournaments don't get his full attention.

But on following Thursday's opening round of the Travelers Championship, Koepka pointed out the weeks that you really shouldn't expect much from him. And this week is one of those weeks.

"Yeah, I'm awful the week after a major, especially U.S. Open," Koepka said. "Because it takes so much out of you."

Did you get that? AWFUL. In other words, hope you didn't bet on him this week.

Actually, Koepka wasn't AWFUL on Thursday as he shot a one-under-par 69 at TPC River Highlands. This after a T-4 finish at Torrey Pines last week.

Of course, this leads to an obvious question: Why even play the week after a major then? Perhaps, this week has something to do with his younger brother, Chase, in the field. The two were supposed to play last year before withdrawing due to coming in contact with a caddie who tested positive for COVID-19.

Regardless, we're positive about never betting on Brooks when he tees it up following a major again. So at least Koepka's comments did gamblers everywhere a favor going forward. A few just may have wished he said that before the tournament started.