In the last coupla days we have welcomed a new national champion, Tiger dropped another personal bombshell and an earthquake rocked August National, but it was the Phil/Bones split that shook the golf world. On to this week's questions.
One of Koepka's go-to lines to reporters is, "I'm not a golf nerd." No, he is 6'0" and 205 pounds of whoop-ass. Last week he clubbed into submission the longest course in major championship history, and along the way didn't beat his more ballyhooed contemporaries so much as crush them like an aluminum can against his forehead.
Paul Casey was on top of the world before a Ryder Cup snub, injuries, a divorce and a touch of apathy hindered his ascent. But, with the help of others, he has a new perspective and a new game. He's also in contention to hoist the biggest trophy of his career—if he wins the U.S. Open at Erin Hills.
Phil Mickelson will celebrate his 47th birthday on Friday this year at Erin Hills, although he might not be there. His daughter, Amanda, is giving a commencement speech at her high graduation in Southern California, which presently coincides with the first round of the Open. Phil won't miss it, so unless the school changes the schedule, his U.S Open quest will be deferred a year.