Koepka unsure about playing golf without the fans
The PGA Tour has announced the official return of golf in mid-June but former World No.1 Brooks Koepka isn’t so sure he is going to like playing without the fans….especially if he’s in contention.
While the schedule is set to kick off again at the Charles Schwab Challenge on June 11th, in an effort to minimise any further spreading of CV-19, the first four events Charles Schwab Challenge, RBC Heritage, Travelers Championship and the Rocket Mortgage Classic will be crowd-free.
Brooks Koepka (Credit: Anthony Powter)
“It’s gonna be so weird man I don’t know…we live off the fans and plus every once in a while we have some foul balls and the fans kind of help you find it. I mean guys are gonna lose balls,” joked Koepka during an appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast.
“The energy that the fans bring is what we all live for, we all strive for. I mean that’s what you want coming down the stretch and have everybody cheering for you.”
“Imagine you sink the putt on the last hole and no one’s clapping…you are just there by yourself with your caddy. It’s just nothing but awkward golf high fives all around.”
When asked about whether the situation mightn’t be that much different given that golf is already a quiet sport compared to football, Koepka agreed.
“As a player it’s gonna be super weird but I guess watching on TV it wouldn’t be that much different right?” said Koepka.
“I guess it’s the one sport that can really come back kind of a little bit earlier than every other sport because we are outdoors. I mean you really don’t touch anybody while you’re out there so who knows?”
“Hopefully we come back soon.”
Languishing in 213th place on the FedExCup point table, Koepka will certainly need all the help he can get.