FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – The extra Brooks Koepka contends in majors, the extra he’s requested concerning the disparity in his résumé.
Two common PGA Tour titles … however the potential right here to nab his fourth main?
Koepka stated it boils right down to his focus.
“I feel I’m extra targeted than anyone on the market,” Koepka stated after a third-round 70 retained his seven-shot lead heading into the ultimate spherical of the PGA Championship.
“My focus in all probability goes up, I don’t know, tenfold of what it does in a PGA Tour occasion, which isn’t good. It’s good that I’m doing it within the majors. However I would like to do this within the common weeks.”
Koepka stated that he prefers a stern take a look at, like the sphere is going through right here at Bethpage Black, the place after 54 holes simply 15 gamers are underneath par. He prefers the stress of getting to grind out pars.
“Like final week, for instance – I’m not the very best on the birdie-fest,” he stated, referring to the AT&T Byron Nelson, the place he shot 20 underneath par and that was solely ok to position fourth.
“I’m higher if it’s going to play very tough,” he stated. “I take pleasure in that. That’s what I dwell for.”
Koepka stated that’s why a few of his competitors tends to wrestle within the majors.
“Guys make the error of attempting to determine, after they get to a significant, what’s happening, what’s totally different. It’s not,” he stated. “It’s simply focus. It’s grind it out, suck it up, and transfer on.”