Strong putting brings Brooks Koepka an even-par round one of the PLAYERS Championship
March 14, 2019
- March 14, 2019
Brooks Koepka nearly aces No. 17 at THE PLAYERSIn the opening round of THE PLAYERS Championship 2019, Brooks Koepka nearly jars his 121-yard tee shot, land his ball inside 3 feet of the cup at the par-3 17th hole. He would make the putt for birdie.
Brooks Koepka hit 9 of 18 greens in regulation during his first round at the PLAYERS Championship, and had a good round of putting, with no misses on putts within 10 feet. Koepka finished his day tied for 74th at even par; Keegan Bradley is in 1st at 8 under; Tommy Fleetwood is in 2nd at 7 under; and Byeong Hun An, Vaughn Taylor, Brian Harman, Kevin Kisner, and Kyle Stanley are tied for 3rd at 6 under.
On the 423-yard par-4 first hole, Brooks Koepka reached the green in 2 and sunk a 18-foot putt for birdie. This moved Brooks Koepka to 1 under for the round.
On the 532-yard par-5 second hole, Koepka reached the green in 3 and sunk a 4-foot putt for birdie. This moved Koepka to 2 under for the round.
On the 384-yard par-4 fourth, Koepka had a bogey after hitting the green in 3 and two putting, moving Koepka to 1 under for the round.
After hitting his second shot into the native area, Koepka hit his next to the right side of the fairway. He hit his fourth shot to the green and had a two-putt for a bogey on the par-5 ninth. This moved Koepka to 2 over for the round.
After a drive to the left side of the fairway on the 558-yard par-5 11th, Koepka hit his second into the right greenside bunker, which he successfully hit out from to the green for birdie. This moved Koepka to 1 over for the round.
On the 302-yard par-4 12th hole, Koepka reached the green in 2 and sunk a 28-inch putt for birdie. This moved Koepka to even for the round.
After hitting his tee shot into the native area, Koepka hit his next to the left intermediate rough and reached the green on his fourth shot, rolling a one-putt bogey on the 470-yard par-4 15th. This moved Koepka to 1 over for the round.
On the par-5 16th, Koepka's approach shot set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Koepka to even-par for the round.
At the 137-yard par-3 17th, Koepka hit a tee shot 121 yards at the green, setting himself up for the 3-foot putt for birdie. This moved Koepka to 1 under for the round.
At the 462-yard par-4 18th, Koepka's his second shot went 175 yards to the left intermediate rough, his third shot went 5 yards to the rear rear greenside bunker, and his sand shot went 11 yards to the green where he had a one-putt for a bogey. This moved Koepka to even for the round.