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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 246
Spreading himself across tournaments in Kenya, Kazakhstan, Madeira Island, Scotland and India in search of success, he won four times on the Challenge Tour, and by 2014 was finally a permanent part of the big show. “To go over there, I think it helped me grow up a little bit and really figure out that, hey, play golf, get it done and then you can really take this somewhere,” he said. The signs were there that something was brewing last year, when he was runner-up three times during the season. And yet his lone win came during a quick jaunt over to Japan. Prior to this week, his 2017 season had yielded four missed cuts and only two top-10 finishes in 13 events, with his US Open lead-in form hardly an omen of what was about to transpire. But sometimes it’s just your time, and when Koepka rattled in a par-saving eight- foot putt at the 13th – just as his closest challenger and overnight leader Brian Harman was making bogey at the previous hole having found the fescue – and then laid down three straight birdies to all but wrap things up, it was clear no one else was getting close. “I felt confident all week. So, to feel as confident as I did on a Sunday of a major and coming down the stretch was pretty neat,” Koepka said afterwards. Tellingly, Koepka said he barely felt a trace of nerves as he motored down the stretch, displaying the kind of poise that carried him to three match wins in the Ryder Cup cauldron last year. Having emerged unscathed from the fire of two of the greatest tests any young golfer could possibly be subjected to, Koepka is giving every indication that this maiden major will be the first of many. E STEVE WILLIAMS WAS ONCE QUOTED AS SAYING HE’D ONLY EVER SEEN ONE PLAYER WITH A BALL FLIGHT LIKE HIS FORMER EMPLOYER, TIGER WOODS. IT WAS KOEPKA.
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