"No One Really Gave A S**t" Brooks Koepka Reacts To PGA Championship Crowds

"No One Really Gave A S**t" Brooks Koepka Reacts To PGA Championship Crowds

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Brooks Koepka missed out on a fifth Major title, but it was the crowds at Kiawah Island that seemed to annoy the 31-year-old.

"No One Really Gave A S**t" Brooks Koepka Reacts To PGA Championship Crowds

Phil Mickelson claimed a historic win at Kiawah Island on Sunday, becoming the oldest ever Major winner. (opens in new tab)

The 50-year-old, who produced a final round 73, won by just two shots from Brooks Koepka (opens in new tab) and Louis Oosthuizen. (opens in new tab)

Koepka, who was bidding for a hattrick of PGA Championships, would rue a number of missed opportunities throughout the round, including a missed three foot putt at the third hole (opens in new tab).

With Mickelson leading by two shots coming down the 72nd hole, a large number of crowds swarmed the pair, with Koepka not amused by the pile up that was taking place.

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When asked about the scene on the 18th, Koepka said: "It would have been cool if I didn't have a knee injury and got dinged a few times in the knee in that crowd because no one really gave a s**t, personally.

"But if I was fine, yeah, it would have been cool. It's cool for Phil. But getting dinged a few times isn't exactly my idea of fun.

"Trying to protect my knee. I don't think anybody really understands until you actually are coming out of surgery.

"Even when I was doing rehab and there's five people kind of standing by your knee, you get a little skittish. Like I don't mind waiting or being in that crowd, but I don't know what the deal was, but it's what it is. I'll be putting it in ice today. It feels like s**t right now."

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Koepka finished in a tie for second alongside Louis Oosthuizen. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

With Koepka finishing tied second, the American announced that he will be taking some time off in preparation for the US Open next month.

"I'll take some time off, relax a little bit and start practicing again. Keep doing rehab. Keep doing everything I'm doing and hopefully come out and play well at Torrey Pines."

Matt Cradock
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.


Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.


Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x