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Father’s Day messages, mic drop from Morikawa and lyrics from Brooks Koepka

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Brooks Koepka and Collin Morikawa had a big week.

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Hello friends!

I just came back from the US Open, which was probably the best week of my golfing life. Except for the fact that he didn’t recognize Justin Leonard at the very spot where he helped win the USA Ryder Cup in 1999, I’d say it was a successful week!

I ate great food (read: ice cream), hung out with my awesome co-workers, met players, caddies, media colleagues, and even parents of players (hi , Gerry McIlroy!). I had an absolute blast and I’m sad it’s over.

Here are some of the best things I’ve seen on the site and on social media in the past week.

Father’s Day at the US Open

I bought my dad a Brookline t-shirt to give him for Father’s Day, a gift I was pretty proud of until I realized Matt Fitzpatrick brought home the trophy for US Open for the holidays.

The lesson here is not to compare yourself to the pros, on or off the course. But congratulations to Fitzpatrick on the win, and congratulations to his dad on the most memorable Father’s Day ever.

The post of the pros for Father’s Day

Jordan Spieth is quite private when it comes to what he shares on social media. At this point, I’m used to seeing only Under Armor and AT&T sponsored posts on his page, but he gave us a rare glimpse of his son, Sammy, at the US Open on Sunday.

Was it another designer item to show off her cool bag? Maybe! But I’ll take what I can get, and this photo is adorable.

Next, we have one of LIV Golf’s newest members, Brooks Koepka. It’s important to note that as I hit “publish” on this article, Koepka joining LIV may be old news due to how fast these guys are engaging. Anyway, he shared a beautiful image from his wedding. The past few weeks have been busy for the Koepka family!

Funny Rory

I just never realized How? ‘Or’ What many requests that players receive from fans until last week. Cute kids are screaming for autographs, goofy teenagers want selfies, and some adults are even in on the action. As McIlroy signed autographs on Wednesday morning, a guy kept harassing the world No. 2. He was begging McIlroy to attend his wedding this weekend. Eventually, it got a little awkward, to the point that McIlroy probably felt like he had to acknowledge the invitation.

And he did it in a hilarious way.

“Not really.”

McIlroy handled it perfectly, and he wasn’t the only one who received bizarre requests at Brookline. In my day, we patiently waited for autographs from the pros! Now people are yelling at them, asking for clubs, gloves, balls, towels and pictures. I know, I know, these guys make a lot of money, but it still seems like a lot to bear.

More gold from Max Homa

To no one’s surprise, Max Homa’s social media game was in great shape last week. It started when the departure times were announced.

Something I learned last week is that security checks your credentials very up close at the US Open. I don’t know if it’s the same for players, but I don’t think Max Homa was willing to take any risks. Shout out to the USGA for getting him that mega credit.

US Open MVP (in my opinion)

Joel Dahmen and his caddie, Geno Bonnalie, weren’t too optimistic about their PGA Championship chances last month. Morale was a bit higher heading into the US Open.

If you’re not following these two on Twitter, you’re missing out. Bonnalie is hilarious, as he documents the not-so-glamorous parts of the loop on the Tour — for example, staying in a Boston College dorm during a major championship.

Anyway, Dahmen and Bonnalie were down for a few GOLF.com interviews throughout the week, and we had a blast chatting with them. It’s getting harder and harder not at the root for these guys. They are great.

Texts by Koepka

And finally, we have my absolute favorite segment from this week’s Rogers Report. There’s a current trend on TikTok where people are sharing texts they’ve received from their partner, and Jena Sims had a blast last week, showing us some texts from her four-time major champion husband.

Collin’s snap back

LIVE this! LIVE that! These are all the players who are questioned, and Collin Morikawa is fed up with the rumours. He took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to clear things up.

Boom! For those who don’t know, Morikawa made headlines last year (not really) for sharing that he pours cereal in his milk, no milk in his cereal. Very disturbing stuff. And Justin Thomas and Max Homa couldn’t help but have fun with the tweet.

There’s a lot of drama going on in the golf world right now, but at least Collin Morikawa is more active on Twitter because of it.

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Claire Rogers

Golf.com Editor

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