Brooks Koepka On Why Majors Are Easiest To Win

The three-time Major yet again delivered some fascinating quotes ahead of his USPGA title defence...

Brooks Koepka On Why Majors Are Easiest To Win
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The three-time Major winner yet again delivered some fascinating quotes ahead of his USPGA title defence...

Brooks Koepka On Why Majors Are Easiest To Win

Brooks Koepka has been pretty good at winning Majors over the past two years, picking up three with wins at the 2017 and 2018 US Opens and the 2018 USPGA.

The American also reached the summit of the Official World Golf Ranking and is now one of the favourites in every tournament he tees it up in.

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This week at Bethpage, Koepka defends the USPGA Championship and is again one the two or three favourites to be lifting up the Wanamaker Trophy come Sunday evening.

The three-time Major winner fancies his chances according to what he was saying in his pre-tournament press conference, where he revealed why he thinks that Majors are the easiest tournaments to win.

“I think sometimes the Majors are the easiest ones to win," Koepka said.

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Koepka won his 3rd Major at Bellerive last year

“There’s 156 [players] in the field, so you figure at least 80 of them I’m just going to beat.

“You figure about half of them won’t play well from there, so you’re down to about maybe 35. And then from 35, some of them just – pressure is going to get to them. It only leaves you with a few more, and you’ve just got to beat those guys."

The 29-year-old also revealed that he believes he can win 10+ Majors in his career, which would put him inside the top four of all-time.

“I don’t see why you can’t get to double digits," he said.

“I think one of the big things that I’ve learned over the last few years is you don’t need to win it, you don’t have to try to go win it. Just hang around. If you hang around, good things are going to happen.”

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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