Wednesday 26 June 2019

Koepka: I don't have any Major concerns for Pebble Beach

Brooks Koepka. Photo: Getty
Brooks Koepka. Photo: Getty

Brian Keogh

World No 1 Brooks Koepka insists he's not worried what the USGA has up its sleeve for next week's US Open at Pebble Beach.

While Rory McIlroy sees it as a chance for the USGA to "redeem themselves" after recent controversies or face a player backlash, Koepka insists he won't be complaining when he goes for a hat-trick of US Open wins and his fifth Major victory in nine starts.

They tee it up in a star-studded RBC Canadian Open alongside the likes of Dustin Johnson, Pádraig Harrington, Shane Lowry and Séamus Power and Koepka already sounds bullish about his chances.

"I don't care what they do," Koepka said at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ontario, where the Canadian Open returns for the first time since 2012. "You know, we've all got to play the same golf course. It doesn't matter. Guys like to complain, I just don't complain.

"We've all got to play it, we've all got to deal with the same issues. If you hit every fairway and you hit every green, you're not going to run into any problems."

Meanwhile, Stephen Grant, Stuart Grehan, Ruaidhrí McGee, Robin Dawson, Daniel Peacock and Cormac Sharvin tee it up in the Swiss Challenge in Lucerne today, as Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan prepare to begin their defence of the GolfSixes title at Oitavos Dunes in Portugal tomorrow.

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