Brooks Koepka FIRES BACK at golf fan's critical tweet about his game

Koepka takes no s*** from golf fan who claims the World No.1 is not making an effort to win regular PGA Tour events. 

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Mon, 19 Aug 2019
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Brooks Koepka might not have won the BMW Championship, but he did win BURN of the week on Twitter following his response to a golf fan's scathing tweet about his golf game. 

Koepka, who this year became a four-time major champion when successfully defending the US PGA Championship, recently told the golf world how he does not practice as much before regular PGA Tour events in comparison to the majors. 

That would be clear for all to see when you consider Koepka has four major titles to his name, but just three regular PGA Tour titles in his career coming at the Phoenix Open (2015), CJ Cup (2018) and WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational (2019).

Koepka's recent comment about practice clearly did not sit well with one golf fan by the name of Leon Rosen, especially after seeing the big-hitting American slip seven strokes off the pace heading into the weekend following rounds of 68 and 71 at Medinah.  

Leon had got stuck into the particularly short odds on Koepka at the start of the BMW Championship, with the American priced up as the second favourite prior to Thursday's opening round at odds of 12/1.

And yes it does beg the question, why stick money on someone if you don't expect them to win in the first place?!

While the tweet has since been removed from Leon's account, we caught wind of it before it got deleted...

“Why are you playing if you don’t care if you win or lose?" tweeted Leon.

"Are you too tired at 29 to make the effort? People like me bet on you to win or at least really try.

"You walk around like a dead man not caring about your game. Be honest- stop playing and go drive a truck."

No doubt thinking he would never receive a reply, Leon received the shock of his life when Koepka - who has amassed more than $30 million in PGA Tour earnings - fired back with: "Brink's truck?"

For those unaware, Brink's is popularly known for its bullet-resistant armored trucks which carry money and valuable goods (once used to transport the Hope Diamond from an auction to the buyer's home). It's also a provider of security services to banks, retailers, governments, mints and jewelers.

Koepka closed the week with a 67 to finish 10-under, but it resulted in a disappointing tie for 24th and a (likely) losing bet slip for our friend Leon.

The World No.1 will be looking to land the lucrative $15 million for winning this week's FedEx Cup at the season-ending Tour Championship, where he starts the week on 7-under par and three strokes behind leader Justin Thomas in the new staggered start format at East Lake. 

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