SANDWICH, England — Stop if you’ve heard this one before: Brooks Koepka is in the mix at a major.
The four-time major champion reeled off eight birdies in the second round of the British Open, more than enough to offset his mistakes. It led to a 66 and put Koepka at 5-under 135. Jordan Spieth was tied with Collin Morikawa at 9 under and still had five holes remaining.
Regardless, Koepka will be among the late starters on the weekend.
Along with his four majors, Koepka has finished among the top 5 in 10 majors over the last five years. He was runner-up at the PGA Championship and tied for fourth in the U.S. Open.
And he saved his best shot for the end. During a television interview, Koepka said he was driving it great, adding, “I love my driver.”
That was a not-so-vague shot at Bryson DeChambeau, who complained on Thursday that his driver “sucks.” DeChambeau later apologized when his equipment company, Cobra, called him out for his comments.