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Brooks Koepka. My Way.   Brooks Koepka wasn't giving up much. After all, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But one thing the U.S. Open champion acknowledged was his golf clubs did not travel to Sin City in the aftermath of his June triumph at Erin...

Rickie Fowler. Patience.   The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass has provided plenty of fear and loathing over the years during the Players Championship, for obvious reasons. It is a green surrounded by water.   But also, quite frankly, that famed hole offers a pretty large target for skilled...

Patrick Reed. Mr. Clutch. Patrick Reed has yet to post his first top-10 in a major championship, and yet when it comes to his place in American golf history, he sits atop the mountain at the moment. That is what being a Ryder Cup hero can...

Dustin Johnson. Don't Look Now.   This is what they always feared. Not in a bad way, mind you. But in a way that makes them shudder at the possibilities, worry about their own place compared to his. What Dustin Johnson did in winning the U.S. Open at...

Phil Mickelson. Focused 2016 Ryder Cup.   Every now and then, Phil Mickelson has to pause with some perspective. Such as when he teed it up at his hometown event at Torrey Pines earlier this year for the 27th time. Or when he played in the Match...

Jason Day. Day Dreaming. In just about any other season, Jason Day would have been an overwhelming recipient of Player of the Year honors on the PGA Tour. Easily. No doubts. Slam dunk. His victory in September at the BMW Championship outside of Chicago gave him five...

Zach Johnson. Faith…Dreams…Goals.   Zach Johnson, the 144th Open champion, Claret Jug in tow, was high-fiving spectators as they touched the oldest and most famous trophy in golf, a victory lap near the 18th green of the Old Course. It was a nice scene at the end of a brutally...

Jordon Spieth. Great Expectations.   The price paid by Jordan Spieth for winning his first professional event at age 19 was the enormous expectations it created, the notion that a bunch of wins should follow. That’s why when he contended at the Masters and didn’t win in 2014, there...

Billy Herschel. $11.5 Million Man.   The guy playing the best golf over the past several weeks of the PGA Tour season won the FedEx Cup. Not the guy who won the most majors or the guy who had the best summer or even the best year. Billy Horschel...