Koepka shoots 66, takes shot at DeChambeau at The Open Championship

United States' Brooks Koepka play his shot from the 3rd tee during the first round British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course. (Alastair Grant/AP)

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.

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