Brooks Koepka has given an explanation for his decision to ignore Tiger Woods’ text message ahead of The Open Championship in Northern Ireland this week.
Woods had texted Koepka, whose caddie is from the British Open’s 2019 course, about getting in some practice ahead of the tournament. Woods likely wanted to get some advice from the caddie, who’s familiar with the course.
“Tell you a funny story. I texted Brooksy, congratulations on another great finish. What he’s done in the last four major championships has been just unbelievable. To be so consistent, so solid. He’s been in contention to win each and every major championship. And I said, ‘Hey, dude, do you mind if I tag along and play a practice round?’” Woods said today.
“I’ve heard nothing,” Woods added.
Koepka, though, isn’t much of a practice-round guy.
“If you see me on TV, that’s when I play golf,” he said.
"Regular tournaments… I don't practice." 😳pic.twitter.com/QnHXimI5IC
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) July 16, 2019
Koepka, who has finished 2nd, 1st and 2nd in the three majors so far this year, has the second-best odds to win the British Open this week, trailing only Rory McIlroy.
The Open Championship begins on Thursday morning early from Royal Portrush.