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Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka is looking to become the first player since Rory McIlroy in 2014 to win two consecutive majors. So far, he's off to a magnificent start.

U.S. Open Champion Brooks Koepka is playing in his first major championship this week as a major champion.

The man who triumphed at Erin Hills a month ago is off to a fabulous start at Royal Birkdale as he seeks to make it two consecutive major wins... something that hasn't been done since Jordan Spieth turned the trick at the 2015 Masters and U.S. Open.

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Check out this bunker shot that Koepka holed on the par-5 17th for eagle at Birkdale on Thursday to tie clubhouse leader Jordan Spieth at 5 under.



Even cooler is the bunker cam.

Sensational start for Koepka.

July 20, 2017 - 9:19am
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Charley Hoffman
After a less than stellar drive to begin the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on Thursday, Charley Hoffman recovered better than he ever could have reasonably thought.

Charley Hoffman's tee shot on the first hole at Royal Birkdale on Thursday morning was less than ideal.

It sailed right on him and wound up in some of that wispy rough.

It was the kind of spot where you're hoping to exit the green having applied minimal damage to your scorecard.

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How's a "2" for minimal damage?

That's precisely what Hoffman did. He holed his second shot on the 435-yard par 4 for an incredible eagle.

Just like that, one hole in, Hoffman is 2 under:

And that was an impressive reaction too... Acting like he's done it before.

July 20, 2017 - 9:08am
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T.J. Auclair
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British Open Championship Golf
They don't make video games quite like they used to (they're waaay more realistic now). But this one from 1997 was one of our favorites.

Before all the cool gaming that's available today, CD-ROM is where it was at.

If you're under the age of 35, you might not even remember what that was. Basically, you would by a game -- on CD -- to slip into your desktop computer.

This morning, in honor of the start of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale and throwback Thursday, we remember one of our favorites: "British Open Championship Golf" from 1997.

Does anyone else remember this?

At the time, it was the most realistic golf game ever made.

Here's a look at the old trailer from the game released 20 years ago:

As someone in our office pointed out, the #toursauce on display in at the 35-second mark is remarkable. The player (who looks like a young Arnold Palmer), turns around to acknowledge the galleries with a wave a split second after striking the chip and well before it even found the bottom of the cup. Fantastic:

Here are a couple of other screenshots from the game, thanks to

Loved that game.

July 20, 2017 - 8:33am
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T.J. Auclair
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Andrew 'Beef' Johnston
Andrew 'Beef' Johnston loves giving his fans something to cheer for. He did just that early in his round on Thursday.

Andrew "Beef" Johnston has become a cult hero over the last couple of years and deservedly so.

He's a guy who's comfortable in his own skin, has a distinctive look and couldn't be more accommodating to his adoring fans. He's golf's "every man."

So, whenever golf galleries have a reason to cheer the big man with the big beard, you'd better believe they're going to do just that.

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On Thursday, in the first round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, Beef gave the fans a reason at the sixth hole with this impressive birdie chip in from just off the green:

That shot moved Beef to 1 over for the round. The 28-year-old from England finished eighth in the Open at Troon a year ago.