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Jim Furyk won't commit to Tiger Woods as Ryder Cup at-large pick

14 Août 2018

"It's great to have him on the team".

He started the US Open in similarly slow fashion before moving serenely through the field in round two and this was nearly a carbon copy of his imperious performance at Shinnecock last month. The presence of Tiger Woods in second proved to be a bigger talking point despite the remarkable achievement of the victor. Behind him, Koepka holed his two birdie putts. To his credit, he bouncd back with birdies at 10 and 11 but the damage was done.

It is a further nod towards the progress of Tiger Woods that it would now be a shock if he does not play at September's Ryder Cup.

Brooks Koepka finishes his round with Adam Scott.

He has now contended on the back nine on Sunday in consecutive majors - making it clear that Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Spieth and the rest of that generation could very well have to deal with him, and all the baggage that comes with him, in majors in 2019 and beyond. I realise he's playing very well and I'm excited to see that. I think that's always great to have the support of fans and as many people as you can behind you, and I try to do that.

"I knew what I was up against", Koepka said later, "and Scotty played unbelievably well". "I can't thank them enough for what they were saying out there and what it meant to me as a player, just coming back and trying to win a major championship again".

Woods was appointed a vice captain in late February, and he has said he would like to serve two roles. He didn't seem aware of anyone else on the golf course. Maybe that's why I didn't really mind signing up to the free trial with Elevensports to watch this year's renewal of the US PGA Championship and I'm glad I did. "We get an opportunity to see some more guys play well".

If the former Boys and Youths worldwide picked up the traditional caddie's 10pc cut of Koepka's $1.98m US PGA and $2.16m US Open wins, plus a smaller percentages of the American's $6.4m earnings this year, he's already more than $500,000 richer. "I had a really good chance to win this tournament". And it didn't cost anything! I try to acknowledge all the fans as much as I can.

Woodland's winnings moved him to 32nd on the PGA Tour money list with $2,601,066, and 32nd in the FedExCup standings.

Koepka said that just as his major victories on vastly different courses showed, he was up for any challenge. That one went in.

On Monday's "Off the Bench", Danny Kanell breaks down Woods' near win.

Brooks Koepka went unnoticed as he worked out in a public gym during the US PGA Championship, but hopes those days are over after his historic performances in major championships. "Pete Cowen and I have made a lot of changes in the short game, that was with Butch's recommendation".

While the BBC provided rather imperfect coverage last year for free on terrestrial television, it was broadcast this year by Eleven Sports, established worldwide but now entering the Irish and United Kingdom markets. "His game ... I think the word he used is 'trending.' His game is trending".

Jim Furyk won't commit to Tiger Woods as Ryder Cup at-large pick