OPINION: What's wrong with Brooks Kepka? Over the past two days, he broke the record for halftime halftime achievements with two clear shots with stunning rounds of 63 and 65. He told the crowd of Tiger, he could ride, but I will reach and break the champion the Masters with 17 strokes. And yet there is something about Caps that looks like rubbing people in the wrong way.
Are golf fans so engrossed because a young American is a broken-hearted fool who seems to have taken out an episode of Baywatch after saving some nullin gum from the collision surfing or is it because he says the kind of things that should not ignore the big game?
If this is the second, then I have a problem. Anyway, it's something for disrespect. Half of them are completely false. Nick Kirgios should ignore the game of tennis. What a load on the Slazenger balls. Have you heard of a podcast that he did? New York Times writer Ben Rothenberg. Apart from the fact that Kirgios has more "how" in his conversation with Cristiano Ronaldo on Facebook, that's great.
Kirgios only beat Daniel Medvedev in the quarter-finals of the Roman Open, a match that he opened with underground data and almost missed him because he slept through his alarm. Come on, Nick, what's with this pad work? It's disrespect.
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How idiot? If a lover wants to stand two miles behind the baseline, why not slip the fast-pouring service. Do something else. Jazz upstairs. As Kirgios says, "I do not understand why I have to respect them automatically. Everything they do is hit the net … It's just tennis."
This seems to me to be a completely normal view of the world. Kirgios is confused by people who "think they are important because they are good at tennis." Everyone should be confused. It's really weird. Just as strange as people think they are important because they are good at rugby. Or golf.
And then Kirgios was unloaded for Djokovic. When you read these things in cold print light, you will not get the tone. They are gentle humor in the voice of Kirgios. He sounds like a man who would all enjoy enjoying beer. It was not cursed or angry. It was: "Um, what about this man?"
If you missed that, then that's what Kirgios told Djokovic; "I just feel that he has a painful obsession with a desire to like him, he wants to be like Roger (Federer). He wants to like him so much that I can not stand it, all parts of the court) is so shameful.
"He is the champion of this sport, one of the biggest that we will ever see." I honestly think that he will win the Grand Slam. I think he will pass Federer … No matter how many twigs will win, he will never be the greatest for me simply because I played it twice and I'm sorry, but if you can not beat me, you are not the greatest of all time .
"If you look at my daily practice and how much I train and how much I invest, it is zero compared to it." Federer will always be the greatest of all time. "Djokovic simply bangs me in the wrong way. He always says what he feels he should say, he never says his opinion.
"The celebration just kills me, it does it the next time I play it and I beat it. I'm doing its celebration in front of it, it would be ridiculous, will not it?"
Yes, I think. But let's not forget that Djokovic was trying to make very funny names of the best players when he was a kid and they really did not like him. So perhaps he thought it was easier to adjust. Perhaps he thought it was easier to fake respect.
But give me Kyrgios every day. And that brings me back to Kopeka, because in a strange way he is a combination of Kirghio and Djokovic. He gets into trouble to talk with his mind. It's part of Kirgios. But when it's great, when he wins, he just does not love Tiger or Mickelson, or Federer or Nadal. And this grid, like a grid for Djokovic ..
Before the start of the championship of the PGA, Koepka said he thought he would win, because he was the most reliable player on the pitch. "I do not see any reason why I can not get double digits (in big wins). What is the point in fear of anyone."
Koepka said to 156 players starting "80 of them I will only win". Half of the rest will simply not play well. He will, of course. Then you are "up to about 35, some of them will reach the pressure. It only leaves you with a few more and you have to beat those guys … If you just hang around for the good, it will happen. I loosen it."
Of course, Jack Nicklaus said something very similar, but it was ok because Jack said it. But, Cap. What is done. Well, he won three of the last seven majors he played, and also finished second in the Masters last month. And he knows he has to win at Augusta. Tiger had two huge blows to happiness, while Koepka put a well-hit ball into the water when the wind shifted and captured several players and three times put it five times.
But Kopeka took it well, said how cool the victory of Tiger really sounded as he thought, and now it's only a few laps away to become one of the greatest players. Maybe it's already. When he fired 63 in the first round of Bethesda, he joined Greg Norman and Vijay Singh as the only men who shot twice in 63 times in a single capital city.
Now he broke the record of all times with two clear strokes. His last 13 laps in the major championships are 65, 63, 70, 69, 71, 66, 66, 66, 63, 69, 68, 72 and 66. This is absurd. That's an average of 67. Koepka can also follow. The average score of 63 in specialty is 72.5. There is inevitable exhaustion. We are human. But Keeka supported his 63 years with 66 and 65 years.
There was a telling moment when Tiger descended from the section in Augusta. He wanted to know what Kepeka made forward. No one else, only Cap, because Cap is different. After the Tiger wins in Augusta, Parragh Harrington said: "The dreadful Tiger is back." Not for Kopeka. For his entire career, the opposition lay before the Tigris. Playing in front of the Tiger Gallery, Koepak ruined it here on the road that Tiger won 17 years ago.
At half-time, Kopeka led the PGA with seven strokes by Jordan Spit and Adam Scott. A cap may be caught. We all remember what happened with Greg Norman or even with Spit. But if Kopeka opened the field, what then. Niklaus was hated when he defeated Arnold Palmer. But he became the beloved Golden Bear.
Maybe we just look at the machine in Kopeka when everything we want is magic. We want miraculous shots of the Tiger or the grace of Federer, those almost spiritual moments that make the human condition remarkable. It does not rise from boredom. But sooner or later, almost all major athletes, from McCannroy to Niklaus, find a way in our hearts. And so, maybe Kopeka will also be loved one day and America will become a Brooklyn nation