We arrived bright and early on Monday and were pleased with the size and buzz of the crowd. There's no mistaking the atmosphere of a PGA major, it's palpable from the moment you step on the course grounds.The buzz was especially loud around #10 where many of the golfers were starting their practice rounds. Our Team made our way to the practice green and spotted some familiar faces.
While Team Reed was looking all business Patrick did sign about 500 autographs on both the practice rounds I walked with him. Even reconnected Pat with a big fan, who really enjoyed the meet up and signature selfie w the Masters Champion and Captain America.
Most eyes were on Tiger Woods who was in great form throughout the week. The crowds following Tiger's group during the practice rounds were as big as I've ever seen. Our team had to divide and conquer to get a good glimpse of Tiger, JB Holmes, Justin Thomas and eventual winner Brooks Koepka but it was Sooooo worth it.
Here's a video of Tiger and Brooks teeing off 18 w an enormous gallery, some of which had no idea who Brooks Koepka is.. i know
The sound that Koepka's golf ball makes is unlike any other I've heard. People were flabbergasted by the penetrating ball flight and carry, especially after they applauded Tiger's two attempts.
Our team was on site through Friday's round and while some of our picks didn't make the cut at the year's final major, we were extremely happy to see Brooks Koepka pick up the Wannamaker at the end of play. Congratulations to the Koepka team and good luck in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Tas-Tee will be there!