Chamblee On Koepka: Maybe The Best Round I've Ever Seen

Brooks Koepka shot a course-record 63 at Bethpage Black in the first round of the PGA Championship on Thursday

Tiki and Tierney
May 16, 2019 - 5:31 pm

Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee dropped by Tiki & Tierney on Thursday to break down Brooks Koepka’s incredible first round of the PGA Championship. Koepka, the defending PGA champion, shot a course-record 63 at Bethpage Black and leads the field.

Koepka, 29, shot a 63 at the PGA Championship last year at Bellerive and is now the first player to ever record multiple 63s in a single major. He’s also just the third player to record multiple 63s in majors period, joining Greg Norman and Vijay Singh, and is the first golfer to ever shoot a 63 to better in a major in consecutive years.

Just how impressive was that performance?

“Outside of, say, a Sunday round with the championship pressure, I’ve been wracking my brain since he finished to try to come up with a better round of golf that I have ever seen,” Chamblee said on Tiki & Tierney. “Now, of course there’s been lower scores. No question about it there’s been a bigger differential between what someone shot and the Tour average. But when you think about the situation – the fact that it’s a major, the fact that it’s on Bethpage Black, which is notoriously difficult, the fact that he was in Tiger Woods’ company – I dare say that that is the best golf that Tiger Woods . . . has ever seen. That’s how impressed I was with what Brooks Koepka did today.”

Click below to listen to Chamblee’s interview in its entirety.