Brooks Koepka meltdown includes whiff, stomping head off driver (vid)
Brooks Koepka was in full meltdown mode during Friday’s second round of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. And it only required horrible misplays on consecutive holes to establish that as undeniable fact.
To make matters worse, Koepka’s epic meltdown occurred on the first two holes of his second round.
Teeing off on No. 10 on The Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa, to open his round Friday, it didn’t take long for Koepka’s day to veer dramatically off course.
Koepka found himself with a dicey lie with a much dicier stance after finding the rough. With his backswing compromised by a tree, Koepka barely made contact with the ball, popping it meekly a few feet almost sideways.
@stymiedstan @JKLEhill just watching some pga tour on the red button whilst eating lunch. Brooks Koepka struggling on his first hole! pic.twitter.com/UsyW8zR7Pl
— Thomas Flack (@tomflack23) February 24, 2017
Koepka finished the hole with a triple-bogey 7. And if that wasn’t ugly enough, just wait to see what happened on the tee box at No. 11.
To be fair, Koepka’s nerves must have been a bit frazzled and his temper short after his experience on the tenth hole. But there isn’t much excuse for Koepka angrily stomping the head off his driver after what must have been an errant tee shot.
It doesn't look like Brooks will be hitting any more drivers today… pic.twitter.com/oKklc5a1hU
— Skratch (@Skratch) February 24, 2017
Oof. As noted, full meltdown mode attained. Although Koepka did manage to escape the eleventh hole with a bogey-5, so that’s … nice.
In the end, Koepka finished his round with an 8-over 78 and sat 9-over for the tournament, well below the projected cut-line of even-par.
But hey, at least Koepka kept it entertaining. Well, at least for everybody but him, of course.