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FSU’s Brooks Koepka among leaders as The Open Championship’s 2nd round begins

148th Open Championship - Day One Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Try not to drop your coffee: FSU’s Brooks Koepka, ranked No. 1 in the world, is tied for third and well within striking distance as the second round tees off at the 148th Open Championship in Northern Ireland.

After his collegiate career in Tallahassee, Koepka, of West Palm Beach, began his career on the European Tour before moving back to state-side golf. Shortly thereafter, he became a prolific major champion, winning the 2017 and 2018 US Opens, along with the 2018 and 2019 PGA Championships.

Now, Koepka, the best player in the world, will attempt to extend his streak at Royal Portrush. He’s in good shape, having posted a -3 in his first round, just two shots off the lead, held by JB Holmes, a fellow American.

There’s ceratinely a lot of golf to be played, but Koepka has already discussed how much he enjoys the creativity involved in winning an Open title. And while many think he’s too robotic to capture such a championship, his play thus far, amid adverse conditions, may just prove them wrong.