Someone on Twitter recently accused PGA Tour player Brooks Koepka of not caring enough about his golf game. To be fair, the men’s world No.1 has said that he finds golf “kind of boring.” But then again, he is the “World No.1.” And that doesn’t come from not caring.
In fact, if the Twitter critic had visited South Florida in Brooks’ early days, when the future star was 7 or 8 years old, he would have seen that Brooks actually cared a lot. More than many of the other kids at Okeeheelee Golf Course in West Palm Beach, which is why LPGA Teaching Professional Donna White noticed him.
“Those players that have the stuff, yes, you can tell. You can tell when they’re 5 years old,” said White, a three-time winner on the LPGA Tour who was inducted into the Teaching & Club Professional Hall of Fame in 2015. “You can tell if someone’s interested, if they have a passion for it, and [Brooks] and his brother were pros.”