Brooks Koepka (68) nonetheless in hunt in Memphis after placing alignment repair
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – If Brooks Koepka was in search of a silver lining in his recreation this week at TPC Southwind, he’s actually discovered it.
Regardless of a second-round 71 and a poor begin on Saturday, the defending champion rebounded for a third-round 68 that moved him to inside three strokes of the lead held by Brendon Todd.
One other poor day on the greens was off-set by a number of the finest ballstriking he’s had since he received final yr’s WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
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“I am hitting it good, I like the place it is at. I believe there’s nonetheless a bit of little bit of room for enchancment only for consolation so far as the adjustments we made are solely 5, six days previous now,” Koepka mentioned.
He’s first this week in strokes gained: tee to inexperienced and strokes gained: strategy to the inexperienced and fourth in driving distance.
As for his placing, Koepka mentioned he and placing coach Phil Kenyon met after Friday’s spherical and so they appeared to seek out the difficulty whereas they have been reviewing tape of his second spherical.
“We came upon yesterday, I really hit good putts all day. We went again and watched some footage of it and my alignment acquired off. You assume you are lined up proper and it isn’t,” he mentioned “[Kenyon] simply seen that the alignment was, the place I believed was heart was perhaps left edge, inside left.”