Did something feel *gulp* off about Chase Koepka's ace at LIV Adelaide?
DISCLAIMER: What you are about to read / hear is a conspiracy theory. Let's bold it this time - conspiracy theory. A conspiracy theory is defined as a belief that some secret but influential organization is responsible for an event or phenomenon. It can be taken seriously or ignored entirely. It is merely a thought that crossed my terminally online brain after many watches of Chase Koepka's hole-in-one at LIV Adelaide this past weekend.
A second disclaimer: I am by no means a LIV hater or lover. Its existence has not moved me in any way, shape or form, negatively or positively. Impartial observer SZN, some are calling it.
With that said, on this week's The Loop podcast, I offered up what I believe is a genuine conspiracy theory that I do not believe I'm alone in sharing about Koepka's ace, the theory being: Are we sure that wasn't staged? Considering we live in a time where everything is staged, scripted or faked for clicks and views and engagement, it's not too far-fetched to suggest a fledgling sports league desperate for attention would try something so drastic to help them grab some valuable eyeballs.
Deep breaths, haters. Though the actual haters probably won't read past this headline or listen to the podcast, rendering these disclaimers and couchings pointless. Yet still, I have to attempt to explain my thought process behind this wild claim in order for it to have any merit. Myself, Alex Myers and Stephen Hennessey hashed out it on the episode below. We also chatted with two-time PGA Tour winner Mackenzie Hughes, debated the USGA handicap system's functionality and made picks for the Mexico Open. Please have a listen and like and subscribe to The Loop wherever you get your podcasts.