Tiger's chances low, 'Bethpage Black is a young man's course'

Dukes & Bell
May 15, 2019 - 5:05 pm

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Damon Hack from the Golf Channel joined Dukes & Bell to preview the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, and can Tiger get back to back major championships?

Damon told the guys the doesn’t think Tiger can get his second straight major.

 “The wonderful story in April is going to take a back page.” Hack said “Bethpage Black is a young mans course, especially considering the low temperatures they had with it being a wet golf course, this feels like a Brooks Koepka major to me.”

Hack said he like Brooks Koepka this weekend.

 “I think Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy.” Hack said “You have to drive your ball straight at this course, Koepka would fit in any locker room with his mindset, he said last year you have to take that trophy from me, he said eliminate have the players because I’m better than them, eliminate another half because I play better under pressure than them that’s pretty strong talk.”

When asked about Tiger Woods not playing since his Masters win in April.

 “This is the new normal for a 43 year old Tiger Woods.” Hack said “He has to figure out how much to play, how much rest, those are the questions he’s still trying to figure out. Can he win the Masters workout at home, play golf on his own and then show up to the next major and win, this is the first time he’s ever tried to take the Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan formula to concentrate more on winning the majors.”

Damon thinks Rickie Fowler would be a crowd favorite if in contention late this weekend.

 “I’m having a tough time coming up with anybody out of chalk.” Hack said “Rickie Fowler continues to be the best player to not have a major championship, he has that national appeal he has the endorsements, I could see the New York crowd getting behind Rickie Fowler the way they got behind Phil Mickelson in 2002. He has the game, he’s 30 now, if he wins the PGA championship in New York he would become a star.”