MONDAY  | MAY 20, 2019
by Gary Van Sickle

We learned one important thing during the past week at the 101st PGA Championship: The road to winning future major championships runs through Brooks Koepka, like it or not.

That’s not all that we learned:

* Koepka’s best golf is better than anyone else’s. A lot better, in fact, based on his 63-65 start. Sorry, Tiger. Too bad, Dustin. My apologies, Rory. But that’s the way it is.



by Alex Miceli

Brandel Chamblee has been a lightning rod on Golf Channel’s coverage for much of his career as an analyst.

Most recently, his comments about Brooks Koepka and Chamblee’s selection of Tiger Woods to win last week at the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course turned heads.

On Sunday morning, before Koepka went on to win the Wanamaker Trophy by two strokes – and two days after Woods missed the cut – I met Chamblee at a coffee house in Farmingdale, N.Y., far from the lights of the Golf Channel set, and talked about his takes on Koepka, Woods and golf in general.


Daly deserves a break for his condition
I can’t believe the uproar over John Daly’s use of a cart at the PGA Championship (“From the Morning Read inbox,” May 19).

Just because he has led a wild lifestyle, in some people’s minds, does not mean that he caused his condition of osteoarthritis. Daly earned his place at the tournament. He deserves to be there, no matter what condition he is in. If Jack Nicklaus or someone of a higher stature in the golf world were using a cart, this would be a non-issue. Because of Daly’s past, he would not even be welcomed if he were healthy.



Number of U.S. Golf Association titles that Sweden’s Helen Alfredsson has won as she claimed a two-stroke victory at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open.




Hawk & Rude: PGA in review
It wasn’t the prettiest finish in golf history, but Brooks Koepka’s fourth major title in less than two years featured lots of interesting moments. John Hawkins and Jeff Rude dissect the week at Bethpage.


Omega concluded its weeklong program and onsite activation on Sunday at the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. Omega hosted an interactive photo display at the entrance to the PGA Shops at the Black Course. The company also staffed an onsite boutique that allowed fans to try on and purchase Omega products.


May 17-22
Women’s college: NCAA Division I Championship

Blessings GC, Fayetteville, Ark.

May 23-26
Champions: KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship

Oak Hill CC, Rochester, N.Y. Evans Scholars Invitational

Glen Club, Glenview, Ill.

LPGA: Pure Silk Championship

Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Va.

European: Made in Denmark

Himmerland Golf & Spa Reort, Farso, Denmark

Symetra: Zimmer Biomet Championship

RTJ Golf Trail (Lake Course at Grand National), Auburn, Ala.

PGA Tour: Charles Schwab Challenge

Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas

May 24-29
Men’s college: NCAA Division I Championship

Blessings GC, Fayetteville, Ark.

May 25-29
Men’s amateur: U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

Bandon (Ore.) Dunes Golf Resort (Old Macdonald, Pacific Dunes)

12700 Sunrise Valley Dr, Suite 300, Reston, Virginia 20191
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