Last year’s U.S. Open created major backlash from players and fans who played and watched a virtually unplayable course as Brooks Koepka walked out with the victory by shooting one-over par for the tournament.
The U.S. Open tees off in under 48 hours, but there’s already a controversy brewing – centered around last year’s champ.
FOX created a commercial to promote the upcoming tournament, but failed to include the two-time reigning champion.
Koepka did not make an appearance in the promotional video, while Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth – among others – were featured.
Understandably, Koepka was none too happy with the decision. In fact, he thinks someone should be fired over the mistake.
“I was just kinda shocked. Somebody probably got fired over it … or should.”
Brooks apparently doesn’t appear in Fox’s US Open promo. His thoughts on that: “I was just kinda shocked. Somebody probably got fired over it … or should.”
— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) June 11, 2019
Koepka was underrated heading into just about every major tournament last season – despite winning two of them.
Even in 2019, he clearly feels disrespected by the lack of acknowledgement of his accomplishments on the course at this stage in his career.
For this year’s U.S. Open, Koepka enters as the favorite to take home his third-straight title.
Koepka will take the course alongside U.S. Amateur champion Viktor Hovland and Francesco Molinari.
Can Brooks win yet again?