Phil Mickelson & Brooks Koepka star in a crazy U.S. Open

Alex Myers discusses Phil Mickelson's "strategic" penalty, crowd confrontations, and Brooks Koepka's win at the 2018 U.S. Open.

Released on 6/18/2018

Transcript

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So the 2018 US Open is in the books and wow,
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was it something else.
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It began with Tiger Woods docking his yacht nearby,
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which turned out to be a brilliant strategy
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when you factor in the Long Island traffic,
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especially on a Friday afternoon after you missed the cut.
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He could've sailed all the way to the Bahamas
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in the time it took to drive to JFK Airport.
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Then there was Tiger's long time rival Phil Mickelson,
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who was in such a hurry to get his tournament over with
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on Saturday that he jogged to his golf ball
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and hit it while he was still moving.
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I haven't seen anyone do that since my mini golf days.
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Of course, Phil's bizarre strategy
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was done in part out of frustration
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with Shinnecock Hill's conditions.
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I love watching the world's best golfers struggle.
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But even the USGA, which runs the tournament,
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admitted things got a bit absurd on Saturday.
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Although, after soaking the course that night,
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fans complained it played too easy on Sunday
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when Tommy Fleetwood nearly shot 62
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to almost come back from six shots down.
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USGA just can't win.
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Meanwhile, the New York crowds at Shinnecock
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were a show in themselves.
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There was a particularly vulgar conversation
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that was picked up by Fox's microphones on Friday.
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And Ian Poulter ripped the fans for verbally abusing him.
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Ian, you might want to avoid the 2024 Ryder Cup
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in nearby BethPage Black.
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That's gonna be a zoo.
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And finally, a big congrats to Brooks Koepka
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on becoming the first golfer in nearly 30 years
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to win back to back US Opens.
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And congrats to Fox's Joe Buck
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on actually getting the name
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of Koepka's girlfriend right this time.
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Of course, it helps when the same WAG
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wins two years in a row.
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In addition to being a great golfer,
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Brooks might just be the goat of product placement.
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Whatever Michelob Ultra is paying him, it's not enough.
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I could be a pretty good pitch man myself.
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