TUESDAY  | AUGUST 14, 2018
by Alex Miceli

When Adam Scott knocked in the final putt on Sunday evening at the PGA Championship, the first eight players for the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup team were determined. It was no mystery as to who was on the team as the eight didn’t change during the four days of competition at the year’s final major championship.

The eight – in order of ranking, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson – knew where they stood over the weekend, with only Simpson, who was on the bubble, having any significant concerns.

 



by Ron Kroichick

They’re playing this week’s 118th U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach.

That just sounds right, doesn’t it?

 


Standing up against golf’s ‘haters’
“But there's always going to be people who hate you,” Brooks Koepka said in a post-PGA Championship interview.

There always have been haters, guys you may know who are always quick with the "Ah, he's not so great. I hear he [insert disparaging remarks here]” comments. Today, the Internet and social-media networks provide an opportunity for haters to spread their vitriol far and wide, and they usually are able to remain anonymous. Not many of these discerning men among men would dare to repeat their comments to Koepka, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or any of their other targets. It can put your nose in a danger zone. 

 


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Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for Brooks Koepka, an improvement of two spots, after his victory in the recent PGA Championship. Dustin Johnson remained No. 1 (ranking).

 



RADIO, TV AND PODCASTS

Hawk & Rude: PGA Championship wrap
In Hawk & Rude, a podcast featuring veteran golf journalists John Hawkins and Jeff Rude, the hosts dive into the year’s final major. Brooks Koepka won his third major title in his past six starts in golf's biggest events, fending off a Sunday charge from Tiger Woods.




FROM THE INDUSTRY

K-Motion and Graves Golf have launched Single Plane 3D K-Coach software to elevate the instruction and training based on the late Moe Norman’s golf swing. K-Motion specializes in wearable 3D measurement and biofeedback training solutions for golf and other sports. Graves Golf, founded by brothers Todd and Tim Graves, teaches the single-axis golf swing popularized by Norman.

 


CALENDAR
August 13-19
Men’s amateur: U.S. Amateur

Pebble Beach (Calif.) GL

Junior boys: British Boys Amateur

Royal Portrush (Northern Ireland) GC

August 16-19
Web.com Tour: WinCo Foods Portland Open

Pumpkin Ridge GC (Witch Hollow), North Plains, Ore.

European Tour: Nordea Masters

Hills GC, Gothenburg, Sweden

PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship

Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, N.C.

LPGA: Indy Women in Tech Championship

Brickyard Crossing GC, Indianapolis

August 17-19
Champions: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open

En-Joie GC, Endicott, N.Y.

Symetra Tour: FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship

Battle Creek (Mich.) CC


      
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