On today's Pardon My Take... BROOKS KOEPKA! The 2019 and 2020 Blake of the Year finalist joined Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter ahead of this week's 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Will Brooks (Blake) be keeping his facial hair while trying to win another major? Is he ready to roll for his big match with Dave Portnoy? All of those topics were discussed during today's interview, but none of those include what we are highlighting here today: the heroic act Brooks Koepka pulled off at The Masters last month.
The four-time major winner was not 100% healthy when he teed off at Augusta National in April. In fact, he wasn't close to fully good to go. But that didn't matter. Brooks Koepka still played in that tournament, and he dove into that accomplishment with Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter on today's show:
Mr. Cat: When you were playing in The Masters, you were obviously, visibly injured, like we talked about.
Mr. Commenter: It's heroic.
Mr. Cat: Yeah, and I started talking about how heroic it was, and people took great umbrage with that comment. They were saying, "It's not heroic to go play golf" and like, "He's just a golfer." You agree, that was [incredible].
Brooks Koepka: I couldn't agree any more. Absolutely. I mean, it might have been one of the most heroic things ever done, in sports.
Mr. Cat: That's it! We got to put that on a quote. Liam, put that on a quote board: "It was one of the most heroic things I've ever done." - Brooks Koepka talking about Brooks Koepka at The Masters, missing the cut at The Masters.
Brooks Koepka: It was a great two days. It was great.
Mr. Commenter: You did it for the fans. It was it was for us at home. You made the ultimate sacrifice and went out and played two rounds of golf.
Brooks Koepka: Absolutely.
Mr. Commenter: Thank you for your service.
Hero. Courageous. Brave. Legend. All of those words correctly describe what Brooks Koepka did at August one month ago. Some might remember his wins at the PGA Championship and the US Open. Others will look at the perseverance at the 2021 Masters. A true sign of a potential Blake of the Year.