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"You know the next? The greatest of all right. The next crab Ron Kobe Gretzky, Right. Whatever. You just You can't just throw that term around. I think that loosely and I tend to feel bad for the athlete in particular because that gets later stuff. How do how do you live up to being the next tiger? You got to win more than 10 majors. I mean, it's just It's really, really hard to do. And if you don't Even approach that moniker. Then you're going to be known as yet the disappointment instead of just a guy that had a good has a great career. Yeah, right. I couldn't even tell you how many tournaments he's one here Europe wherever, But I know he usually fall short and because my I was, it was built up to say, Well, let's watch this kid. He's gonna be phenomenal and and it's really frustrating. He's won several majors, You know, um and the man that maybe it was the U. S open and Maybe it's the open championship in Cuba, where they just played the U. S Open was Earth. Maybe it was the 07. You know, he won by like 12 strokes a major, So you know, it's It's very random. Yeah, it's very render so many good players on tour now. Yeah, just so many. You know, when when I would you know, 10 years ago, 15 years ago, maybe right before the Rory era. Wasn't that many guys that were you know, it was Tiger and like, if you were lucky you you were you were able to compete with Tiger, You know, like Rocco Mediate and you know, like those types of players Sergio in and tiger in that rivalry, But the game is in such better hands now from like there's 2030 guys that are just really top end player top end talents in the country. Four birdies in a row for Jordan Spieth. Is it three under? I like it right? I think he's in second place now. Yes, he would be in second place tied for second place with a handful. I picked him in none of my Fanuel lineup, So I'm not exactly rooting for speech right now. Why didn't you He's been golfing. Well, right? Yeah, he did. I think he missed the cut The U. S open, though, but that's us open. Downplay. It doesn't It's too long for him. All right. When we get back, we'll get a break in and we'll keep you updated on the British Open, and we will also talk about The nice thing that happened with the Sabres. Yes, it wasn't. I'm not going to say like Christmas came early. Yeah, I was like, Oh, good. Yeah. Okay, good because it makes well, there is no discussion. Now. There's no tough choice before we go to break And this this would be a good tease, though, like were you Happier that Skinner said yes, or that the Sabres and Kevin EMS were smart enough to actually ask him. I did see a few tweets about that. I don't know. People were not expected by savers to do that. I don't know that I was either. Boy, That would be like a basic thing you would have had you think about you wouldn't think you would think. But I don't know how an organization would miss that. I am not quite there, giving them that benefit, not just assuming that automatically and see some tweets. From people who cover the league. Not necessarily just fans tweeting us about how give you know Give the safest credit. They actually did a smart thing. But there was a no brainer. I I agree, but again. We? You know, we I don't work in that that that organization works in no absolutes right now, For sure it makes the four. There is no decision it forward now, so that's right. There is not go to the third guy they protect on the defense. That's right, so we'll get into that moment. Phone lines are always open over the course of the show. If you like what we're talking about, you want to add an opinion to the discussion. Great. If there's something else you want to bring up that we haven't gotten too marvelous. 80305 50 is the number to call on the show today. Steve Tasker joining us at 7 30 we'll be talking about gives 716 which starts tonight actually will share this with you real quick. In case you're not familiar with it. Give 716 Is going to help out charities that the local charities they're in need of contributions. A lot of people had a tough time with the pandemic and on that long list, unfortunately, would be charities and you.
Are we living in the Brooks Koepka era?
"<hes> on. Would we go. We got five topics number. One has everything to do with Brooks. KEPCO ABC Brooks won the W._g._C. Fedex Saint Jude Sunday forget how he did it or who he beat he won. That's a matter of fact it is his seventh to her win. Six of those have come in the last three years for them have been major championships. He's number one in the world. He's going finish this year at that spot unless someone goes crazy and so I asked you to think about Gulf history are we living in the Brooks kept get era yeah. We are undeniably undoubtedly. I think everyone still getting used to it. I think Brooks kept guy is even still getting used to it. I mean listen what he said in his press conference after his win. Yesterday he said you know it's always nice to squeak out a victory over probably the best player right now the best player referring to rory mcilroy who's clearly. I'm not the best player right now. We'll get more rory in a second but there was no doubt who the best player on the golf course was yesterday once he made his Birdie Putt in rory missed on number three there was just this sense of inevitability <unk> gravity. Whatever it is that happens when kept good takes control of Golf Tournament? Usually we see that a major championship in this case it was a flat W._G._C.. <hes> but it really underscored the sense is that when this guy is on he is the king all right so then for the twenty tense. Let's talk about the Erez I mean I think there are three yeah. I don't know Oh man. I know what you think this entire conversation yes. The beginning of the twenty tens. The first era is the tiger hangover your is tiger for one is still dealing with the wake of his infidelity to he's not playing as well. He's got all these injuries so then the second era is the Rory era rory takes over he wins four majors in in. I don't know five years a bunch of other winds on both tours the European tour and the P._G._A.. Tour he is number one player in the world. He is the second coming they say of Tiger Woods whether yeah that's true it's probably not then the third era I think is the Brooks era in which I mean there is no Jason Day speed or D._J.. Iran what do you think well. I mean it's funny. I looked at this 'cause I was thinking about in article. All this happens sometimes get deepened articles that never quite make it to fruition but this whole idea of you know this game of thrones were there is a power vacuum or board guys were battling for that top spot and not just the world number-one ranking but truly truly like golf's heavyweight title belt the championship belt. You're not just number one by name but you are undoubtedly the best player in the world by any definition and it went around and around and around in this post Tiger Tiger Post Rory Era D._J.. J._T. Speed Jason Day there. I mean they're all these guys that were rotating around. Justin rose got in there kept. I got in there for a second <hes>. It's not until recently we probably at the P._G._A.. <hes> that Brooks really staked his claim to the throne. None of those dudes had it for more than one year now speed is one three majors was makes you think there is an era their speed era <hes> what he won on them during an incredible Twenty fifteen year yeah twenty sixteen he didn't he didn't play well in twenty sixteen. He won a couple times on tour but that was it twenty seventeen. He gets his British open and his anything since like D._J.. A._J.. He wins at oakmont. Here's a great year after that then he doesn't win for a little bit of so Jason Day has like seven wins and twenty five starts really hot for one year fades after that Justin rose gets the number one wins onto a couple of times fades after that these things they don't. There's no sustenance yeah well. I think I mean you know you said if you look at these quote Unquote Erez if you look at deejays era you need signature wins to define these things and the W._g._C.'s we have learned they you know for for all the the might the strength of field they cannot carry a player's legacy there to there to flat. They're good window-dressing in for Brooks kept good. That's exactly what this is. This is what this is best is non major win right. It's over strong field limited field but still really strong field. It's over Rory mcilroy the number three plan player in the world but it really supports his body of work in an important way for how we look at Kapka and I think that that made yesterday huge for him numb number one in the field in strokes gain putting by the way yesterday and for the week he gained what almost ten strokes putting this week so you know watching him. It just looks like oh he's not missing missing a shot in sitting in the middle of every green managing his way around now yesterday he got up and down all seven times that he missed the green <hes> he gained almost three strokes on the field