J.B. Holmes’ reputation for slow play precedes him. So does Koepka’s outspokenness about pro golf’s pace-of-play issues. The two were bound to collide on Sunday, and it seemed like they did a few times on the back nine.
The 2016 Open champ had an outside shot of claiming the claret jug for a second time entering the final round of the 148th British Open, but he’ll leave Northern Ireland empty-handed. In fact, he’ll also be down a golf club.
While Woods wasn’t technically there to meet Papadatos – or fellow Aussie debutant Jake McLeod or Kiwi Ryan Fox – some quick thinking from the 28-year-old ensured he made the most of the chance encounter.