Brooks Koepkas Wikipedia page has been edited…and the result is hilarious

first_imgWikipedia is famous for letting anyone in the world edit its pages and add additional information to its database. The only danger is that anyone can edit anything. But sometimes, you get some really funny edits that are sure to make you laugh.The latest Wikipedia page to receive the honor? Brooks Koepka’s, as someone decided to add that he now owns the PGA Tour and is the father of Golf Channel analyst/commentator Brandel Chamblee after his victory in the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black on Sunday.The page has since been updated to remove the latest edit, but here’s a screenshot of what it looked like before it was changed back.WikipediaWhoever edited the page is likely just one of many who believes that the 29-year-old Koepka owns the Tour right now. With four major victories coming in his last eight major appearances, Koepka has been incredibly dominant on the sport’s biggest stages. He’s on a run right now that has elevated him into some elite company with many of golf’s greatest players.Perhaps the funnier mention is that Koepka is now Chamblee’s father. As most golf fans know well, Koepka and Chamblee have sparred over the last few months. It reached a crescendo after Koepka posted a photo of Chamblee with a clown nose on his Twitter after being slighted once again by Chamblee.But on Sunday night after Koepka hoisted the Wanamaker Trophy for the second straight year, Chamblee heaped praise on Koepka for his back-to-back PGA Championships.last_img read more

US Open expert picks to win sleepers to watch and odds to

first_imgThe 119th U.S. Open begins on Thursday at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. Here’s our staff’s picks to win and sleepers to watch.U.S. Open picks to winSean Zak, associate editor (@sean_zak): Dustin Johnson plays this course so damn well. (He plays most courses well, I suppose.) He’d be atop my list. Can he putt well enough?Josh Sens, contributor (@JoshSens): Tiger Woods. All due respect to Sean’s man, DJ, but Tiger plays Pebble even better. A second-shot course that lends itself to his strengths (iron game; patience) without placing too much strain on his driver. Bank it. A 16th major for Woods. Unless Brooks wins by 10.Luke Kerr-Dineen, instruction editor (@LukeKerrDineen): Adam Scott. Truth be told I was tempted to pick Brooks Koepka because why not, but Adam Scott is my guy this week. He’s had a quiet resurgence that seems to be going slightly overlooked: He has two top 10s in his last major starts (and should’ve had three if not for a terrible final round at the Masters), and he’s coming off a runner-up at the Memorial. That’s major-winning form.Phil Mickelson after losing the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot.Features‘I am such an idiot’: A brief history of Phil Mickelson’s close calls at the U.S. OpenAlan Bastable, executive editor (@alan_bastable): Brooks … Really, no one has picked Koepka yet? When are you all going to learn? Pebble’s probably not the best ballpark for his game but he did top-10 there at the 2016 AT&T. Also, it’s been a whole month since his last major win. Dude’s due.Jonathan Wall, equipment editor (@jonathanrwall): I’ll hitch my cart to Rory McIlroy when he’s riding a heater … and I think he’s about to go on one after winning in Canada. Even if he doesn’t replicate his putting performance from last week, I think he has the game to tame Pebble.Pat Ralph, associate editor (@Pat_Ralph): Brooks Koepka. Give me the guy who’s won the last two U.S. Opens and who has been tearing up the majors over the last three years. Koepka is tied for second on Tour in ball-striking, and this course setup is going to demand excellent iron play and incredibly accurate driving. If Brooks can handle the small Pebble Beach greens and putt like he did at Bethpage last month, he’ll join Willie Anderson by having won three straight U.S. Open titles.Tiger Woods tees off during a U.S. Open practice round at Pebble Beach.Getty ImagesJeff Ritter, digital development editor (@Jeff_Ritter): The smart money should flow toward Brooks and DJ but for the rest of the hopers and dreamers, there isn’t a better story out there than Phil winning an Open. This has to represent his last, best shot. He loves Pebble, Pebble loves him back and he won the Pro-Am earlier this year. It’s possible Phil permanently wrecked his Open mojo when he swatted that moving ball last year at Shinny, but if he wins this week, it will give golf its Greatest Story Ever for the second time in three months. I’ll make some hedges with my wallet, but this pick comes straight from the heart: Phil to win.Dylan Dethier, associate editor (@Dylan_Dethier): Tiger Woods. The way I’m approaching this, we’re picking the player more likely to win than any other player. I think that’s Woods. He’s precise with his mid/long irons, he’s showing signs of life off the tee and is elite around the green. On a course like Pebble, I think he’s the best play. (Note: this logic worked well at Augusta and poorly at Bethpage, so proceed with caution.)Josh Berhow, senior editor (@Josh_Berhow): Rory McIlroy. He’s hot, he’s due (for a major), and I like how Pebble sets up for his game. Simple as that!U.S. Open sleepers to watchSean Zak, associate editor (@sean_zak): I’m not gonna sleep on the man in his 40s who is playing some solid golf this year. Jim Furyk finishes in the top 10!Josh Sens, contributor (@JoshSens): Kevin Kisner. A good wind player and a grinder to boot. At 120-1, I’ll take those odds.last_img read more