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Brooks (Blake) Koepka Explains The Celebration That Went Down After Winning His First Major Tournament

On today's Pardon My Take, Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter welcomed on one of their best friends back to the show. Brooks Blake Koepka hopped on the pod just two days removed from his big win at the Waste Management Open over the weekend and caught up with the crew about his huge payday, the Patrick Reed incident, big @$$ checks, and much more. A big win calls for a big celebration, which led to a conversation on the show, what was Koepka's biggest?

Mr. Commenter: What win has made you go out and just decide to party the hardest?

Brooks Koepka: The first major, when we were like, no, no, no, we're not going home, we're going to Vegas. I mean, i think I was actually standing up. I think I was dancing while the plane was landing in Vegas. I think I was on the seat, oh, it was bad. I remember we landed, it was 1:30 and my agent was like, "Oh my God, it's 1:30." And I was like, "It's only 1:30, oh yes, great, we got plenty of time!" 

Mr. Commenter: So, on a bender like that, after you're celebrating a major, how do you decide when it's time to call it off? Is there just like a clock in your head, you're like, OK, we'll bee here for two days, and then wee'll go back? Or do you just keep going until it feels bad? 

Brooks Koepka: No, you just push through. You just got to push. I think I was partying for literally a week and a half. We did Vegas for like six or seven days, which is a lot. That's a lot. And then we kept the party going in L.A. and then I think in L.A., I remember that summer, it must have been 110 [degrees], I walked outside and I literally just about faded and I was like, alright, it's time, we're done.

Mr. Cat: (laughing) It's time to go home!

Brooks Koepka: I was like, alright, I can't do this anymore. 

Mr. Cat: I love it. You've got to win a British Open, because those parties, they're probably a little more subdued, but just like renting out your own English pub and just drinking for three days straight, and it seems pretty damn awesome. That's also the best trophy to drink out of, right? 

Brooks Koepka: Yes, it is the best one. Because the ones that I've won, there's a lot of drinks you can put in those, and it just gets all over you. But the Claret Jug, you can definitely drink a little bit better out of it.

I mean, this is as Blake as it gets. A week in Vegas, drinking out of trophies, and dancing on an airplane. It was great listening to Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter catch up with Koepka after his first win in 2021. But the months ahead are really some milestone events that can change the Florida State product's legacy - The Masters returns in April,  and more importantly, the 2021 Blake of the Year award will be up for grabs over the summer.