Fans at Bellerive can’t tell the difference between Gary Woodland and Brooks Koepka

August 12, 2018

Brooks Koepka and Gary Woodland are not only two of the longest players on Tour, averaging 311.9 and 313.9 yards off the tee this season, respectively, but they also share a similar hair color, fashionable five o’clock shadows and body type. According to their PGA Tour profiles, Koepka is  6’0″ and 186 lbs, while Woodland is 6’1″ and 195.

The two were paired together in the third round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive on Saturday, and apparently, fans couldn’t decided who was who, confusing Woodland for Koepka, even as they played alongside each other.

Brooks Koepka and Gary Woodland played alongside each other in the third round at the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive.
Gary Woodland (left) played alongside Brooks Koepka (right) in the third round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive.

“It’s happened quite a bit,” Woodland conceded in his post-round comments to the media. “I get it all the time, so I’m used to it by now. Playing together too, you think they could get it right, but I guess we’re built pretty similar. Hopefully, I’m in his position tomorrow.”

Woodland made four birdies in the third round but suffered two bogeys on the front nine and a triple on the 10th hole en route to a one-over-par 71. Kopeka is currently 12 under and leading the tournament by two shots over Adam Scott, and three ahead of Woodland.