Brooks Koepka bemoans “brutally slow” Patrick Cantlay after dramatic Masters heartache

The former world number one could not sit back and bite his tongue as he complained about the length of time it took the likes of Patrick Cantlay to make their way around Augusta

Brooks Koepka slammed plodding Patrick Cantlay for his painfully slow play after the LIV Golf star lost a two-shot lead in the final round of the Masters.

The former world No.1 shot a closing 75 to finish tied four shots behind winner Jon Rahm. But the final group were visibly exasperated by the pace of play in the group ahead of them as they needed nearly five hours to play the final 18 holes of a marathon final day.

Playing in the penultimate group with Viktor Hovland, Cantlay reinforced his reputation for slowness by taking his own time to also shoot a 75 to slip to tied 14th. Norwegian Hovland also suffered with his closing 74.

And Koepka, who likes to play fast, said: “Yeah, the group in front of us was brutally slow. Jon went to the bathroom like seven times during the round, and we were still waiting.”

The four-time Major champion was one of three LIV stars – along with Phil Mickelson and Patrick Reed – to finish in the top six of the first Major of the year.

And Koepka read off the LIV script by declaring: “We’re still the same people. I know if I’m healthy, I know I can compete. I don’t think any of the guys that played this event thought otherwise, either.


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