MONDAY  | APRIL 22, 2019
by Mike Purkey

For one thing, Brooks Koepka lost 24 pounds for a photo shoot. He is to appear in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, which depicts athletes without clothes from a wide swath of sports. He lost 24 pounds so he’d look better naked. Thankfully, not many PGA Tour players have that to worry about.

To lose the weight fairly quickly, Koepka embarked on a diet that limited him to 1,800 calories a day. Dustin Johnson, a Koepka friend and frequent workout partner, was asked about that regimen at the Masters. “When I’m hungry, I eat,” Johnson said. “When I’m not hungry anymore, I stop eating.”



Tiger’s last hurrah?
I'll concede that I was rooting for Tiger Woods and hoping he'd win the Masters (“Woods pads legend with ‘greatest victory’,” April 15). And I agree with all the readers’ comments about his win being good for the PGA Tour and good for golf in general. Where I disagree is with those who are saying that Woods is "back" and that Nicklaus' 18 majors and a Grand Slam in 2019 are in play. Consider:

* Woods has two wins over the past seven months. His Tour Championship win was over a field of 30. His Masters win came against a field of the fewest players of any regular-season, full-field Tour event.



Number of career victories on the PGA Tour for Taiwan’s C.T. Pan, who won the RBC Heritage on Sunday at Hilton Head Island, S.C.




Hawk & Rude: The post-Masters deluge
As one might expect, public reaction to Tiger Woods’ 15th major title has meandered to comical extremes. Co-hosts John Hawkins and Jeff Rude step in to separate fantasy from reality.

Grill Room Golf Show: A Masters to remember
At age 43, Tiger Woods beat the odds to capture his 15th major championship, and first in 11 years. Co-hosts Bob Bubka and Jay Randolph Jr. discuss a historic Masters Tournament, including audio reactions from Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Francesco Molinari, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.


Exotics staff player Scott McCarron won the 2019 Mitsubishi Electric Classic on the PGA Tour Champions Sunday playing a Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119 hybrid; a 19-degree with a Mitsubishi Even Flow Black shaft, the same shaft that is available to consumers as a stock offering in the CBX 119 line.


April 25-28
Women’s amateur: Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific

The Royal Club, Hokota, Japan Dormie Network Classic

Briggs Ranch GC, San Antonio

European: Trophee Hassan II

Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco

LPGA: Hugel-Air Premia L.A. Open

Wilshire CC, Los Angeles

PGA Tour: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La.

April 26-28
Champions: Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf

Top of the Rock and Ozarks National, Ridgedale, Mo.

Symetra: Murphy USA El Drado Shootout

Mystic Creek GC, El Dorado, Ark.

Men’s amateur: Terra Cotta Invitational

Naples (Fla.) National GC

April 27 - May 1
Women’s amateur: U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

Timuquana CC, Jacksonville, Fla.

May 1
Industry: National Golf Day

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