Brooks Koepka compares Patrick Reed's bunker incident to Houston Astros' cheating

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"Was he cheating?" asked Sway, the host.

"Yeah," said Koepka. "I think, yeah. Yeah. I don't know what he was doing, building sandcastles in the sand, but you know where your club is. I took three months off, and I can promise you I know if I touched sand. It's one of those things where you know. If you look at the video, obviously he grazes the sand twice and then he still chops down on it. 

"I guess the Astros are going through that right now. Jim Crane said it, when he got asked, 'Is it cheating?' And he said, 'No, we just broke the rules.' … If you play the game, you understand the rules. You understand the integrity that goes on. I mean, there's no room for it."



"Koepka went on to say later in the interview that he's seen other players at the PGA Tour level bend the rules as well and that he's just now starting to feel comfortable enough to call people out due to what he's achieved in the game and because of his current stature in the sport."



I wonder if PR will have his lawyer send BK a letter ; )

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  • physasstphysasst Rochester, MNMembers  131WRX Points: 153Handicap: 17.5Posts: 131 Fairways
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    Good on him for speaking his mind. I'm not surprised by his comment about other golfers "bending the rules". At this level, with the amount of money that is involved, it is inevitable. Human nature.

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  • straightshot7straightshot7 Members  3524WRX Points: 1,050Posts: 3,524 Titanium Tees
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    Good for him, being willing to speak honestly.

    I said the exact same thing on here about Reed being able to feel the sand and knowing where his club head was. Many refused to believe that though.

    It's not proof. But it seems highly unlikely that Reed wouldn't realize he moved that much sand. Not to mention the lie would look obviously different when he finished adjusting the terrain.

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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members  28596WRX Points: 5,244Posts: 28,596 Titanium Tees
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    Reed and Company see this and be like,




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  • physasstphysasst Rochester, MNMembers  131WRX Points: 153Handicap: 17.5Posts: 131 Fairways
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    I'd love to know who he was talking about at the US Open. "Lots of big names doing stuff". Doesn't surprise me at all.

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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members  6615WRX Points: 558Handicap: GolfPosts: 6,615 Titanium Tees
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    I do like Koepka's refreshing honesty and willingness to tell it like it is.

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  20932WRX Points: 4,896Posts: 20,932 ClubWRX
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    No doubt he'll get a call from the Tour, lol. Doubt it will do it in the way it was done to poor Cam Smith.

    Good for him - and put anyone else in that situation with the same history in that situation with the same lame explanation and I'd be saying the same thing.

    Gauntlet is down, people be watching!

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    He’s really not pulling any punches. I hope they get paired together soon...

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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members  28596WRX Points: 5,244Posts: 28,596 Titanium Tees
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    What are they going to do? Tell BK to lie about if he thinks another pro is cheating? Say, "no comment" or "the issue was resolved by the rules officials and I'm fine with that"?


    That's a bad look. Especially since BK is the best American golfer in the world. What are they going to do? Fine him, suspend him? BK has an audience and leverage, unlike Cam Smith, be a PR nightmare for the tour.


    Be funny if they come down on BK then they ask him about Reed at Masters and he be like,


    He cheated, bro ; )



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    In before the lock 🔐

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    The interview was done on PGA Tour radio. I wonder if the Tour will send them a letter? Hank Haney must be cracking up ; )

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    I like it. Good for Brooks.

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    WTF is sway in the morning doing a PGA tour radio interview for? He the called the bunker a "sand pit" LMFAO. I actually listen to sway in the morning on this shade45 station, hes a true hip hop head legend but him talking golf, I cant....


    Then after he baits Koepka to talk about Reed he calls him a golf snitch!!! LOL

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    What's a Sway, other than a movement off the ball?

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    Coincidentally, his last name is Calloway ; )


    Tour gonna love this pic.....BK sitting next to a major trophy calling PR a cheater with the tour logo all over the background, lol



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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members  6615WRX Points: 558Handicap: GolfPosts: 6,615 Titanium Tees
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    Ha ha. Their PR department is probably in meltdown as we speak.

    My favourite Koepka line was "building sandcastles". Classic.

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    Was that guy on MTV or VH1 with Mark Goodman and Nina Blackwood about a thousand years ago when they played music videos on MTV?


    See I was cool, once.


    OK, I was never cool and will never be cool.

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    This is more my speed...



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    LOL, Pelz and I were watching MTV before there was MTV - case in point . . . . believe I saw this on American Bandstand.



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    Is that the only documented photo of Koepka appearing to enjoy something golf related?

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    We all saw the replay. We didn't Brooks "I got my hat on backwards cuz I'm on a hip hop show" Koepka to tell us what we already know.

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    I'm generally not a BK fan but glad he said this. This is not going to fade away as easily as Reed hoped.

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  • farmerfarmer Members  8607WRX Points: 1,039Posts: 8,607 Titanium Tees
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    "Big names doing something"? BS, if you won't name names and take the heat, just shut up. Reed's infraction affected no one but him. The Astro's cheating affected an entire sport. Not an apt comparison.

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