Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson are the archetype of the modern golfer, with gym-toned physiques and Trackman-optimized launch angles. That they have emerged together as the game’s most overpowering forces is not a coincidence. On Sunday they dueled between the ropes.
The golf course was on the edge for the third round of the 118th U.S. Open, and so were the players. Phil Mickelson lost his mind and Dustin Johnson lost his lead, along with a good chunk of his invincible aura. It was a wild day at Shinnecock Hills.
Is this U.S. Open-centric mailbag, Alan Shipnuck tackles his ideal Open course rota and wades into the “backstopping” debate.
In this week’s mailbag, Alan Shipnuck takes on your most pressing questions about slow play, the U.S. Open setup, a women’s Masters and much more.
The daughter of caddie Steve Duplantis was exposed to the game as a little girl. The game, in her case, was survival against long odds. And she aced it.
Shipnuck fields your q’s about Rory McIlroy’s nearest career analogue, Spieth’s putting stats, and Koepka’s impressive run at Colonial.
This week’s mailbag ponders the sanctitiy of our national championship, if Aaron Wise can claw his way onto the Ryder Cup team, why there aren’t more great nicknames on the PGA Tour, and much more.
Alan Shipnuck takes your mailbag questions on Phil’s shirts, Dufner’s putter and who has the best A+ game in golf.
If you were looking to experience the fun and exoticism of the PGA Tour Latinoamerica, last week’s BMW Jamaica Classic provided a taste.
This week’s mailbag answers all your most delectable questions. Did music at the Zurich work? What’s the best golf region in the world? And what can we expect from Tiger if he makes the Ryder Cup team?