1. Welcome To ShotTalk.com!

    We are one of the oldest and largest Golf forums on the internet with golfers from around the world sharing tips, photos and planning golf outings.

    Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon!

Koepka or McIlroy: who's had a better year?

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by TheTrueReview, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    8,024
    Likes Received:
    5,774
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Country:
    Australia Australia
    Koepka won a major. McIlroy won the Players Championship and the Fed Ex Cup.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Messages:
    11,627
    Likes Received:
    11,713
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Location:
    I forgot!
    Country:
    United States United States
    Tough choice. The positive about the PGA, today, is that there are so many great players... any of whom can find the "magic". McIlroy and Koepka both had super years. If I had to choose one or the other as having the "better" year, it would probably be McIlroy.
    Koepka had such a fantastic 2018 season. Off season predictions had him unbeatable for 2019. He was going to ride in on his white horse and take every major... every tournament. He was the man to beat. And... he had success. Just not the pinnacle of success arm-chair prognosticators promised.
    McIlroy, OTOH, has disappointed his fans over and over. How many tournaments has Rory been predicted to finish in the top five… or win... only to let his mind get in the way. It was good to see him enjoy a good year, capped by needing a fleet of armored trucks to haul the winnings from this past week to the bank.
     
    TheTrueReview likes this.
  3. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Messages:
    17,060
    Likes Received:
    6,967
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Location:
    South Central Wisconsin
    Country:
    United States United States
    Played 10% less golf and won 60% more money?

    Rory definitely had a better year.
     
  4. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Messages:
    10,673
    Likes Received:
    7,424
    Trophy Points:
    273
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, TN
    Country:
    United States United States
    Admin Post
    I'd vote Koepka, won a major and placed top 10 in all.
     
    TheTrueReview likes this.
  5. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Messages:
    14,900
    Likes Received:
    15,953
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Country:
    United States United States
    Koepka.
     
  6. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Messages:
    6,758
    Likes Received:
    6,143
    Trophy Points:
    8,675,309
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Country:
    United States United States
    Admin Post
    Yeah but the FedEx Cup accounts for 62% of his winnings.

    Money aside, I'd say statistically Rory had the better year. The Players is basically a major and the FedEx Cup is a grind. Rory, but not by much.
     
    ualtim and TheTrueReview like this.
  7. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    8,024
    Likes Received:
    5,774
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Country:
    Australia Australia
    It seemed like Koepka was the word on our lips for most of the season till the final round of the FedEx Cup. I’d say Koepka.
     
    Fairwaysplitter3320 likes this.
  8. ualtim

    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2005
    Messages:
    6,979
    Likes Received:
    1,521
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Country:
    United States United States
    Koepka. 4 major top 10’s. In a Tiger Woods world, majors are everything.
     
    Fairwaysplitter3320 likes this.
  9. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    11,346
    Likes Received:
    2,523
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Didn’t we just have a thread talking about how much or little we care about the Fed Ex cup? I don’t remember a thread like that regarding majors.

    Koepka
     
  10. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    8,024
    Likes Received:
    5,774
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Country:
    Australia Australia
    Rory’s good form continues
    ImageUploadedByShot Talk1567219248.666789.
     
  11. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    8,024
    Likes Received:
    5,774
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Country:
    Australia Australia
    Meanwhile Brooks has a message for Rory.
    ImageUploadedByShot Talk1567252822.416738.
     
    Fairwaysplitter3320 and MCDavis like this.
  12. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Messages:
    13,070
    Likes Received:
    4,596
    Trophy Points:
    363
    ^^^this^^^
     
    TheTrueReview likes this.
  13. IrishGolfer

    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2004
    Messages:
    6,148
    Likes Received:
    4,375
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Both! Very little between them to separate them. Roll on 2020!!
     
  14. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Messages:
    14,900
    Likes Received:
    15,953
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Country:
    United States United States
  15. PaPaD

    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2015
    Messages:
    8,309
    Likes Received:
    9,821
    Trophy Points:
    213
    Location:
    Fredericksburg VA & Hernando FLA
    Country:
    United States United States
    I'd say by the numbers, Rory had the better year, but it depends on how much weight you give for the major win on Koepka's side of the scale.
     
  16. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Messages:
    17,060
    Likes Received:
    6,967
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Location:
    South Central Wisconsin
    Country:
    United States United States
  17. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Messages:
    11,627
    Likes Received:
    11,713
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Location:
    I forgot!
    Country:
    United States United States
    Just saw that! McIlroy won POY. Both had fantastic years. So as to just render my constant and expected agitation of the Shot Talk masses... I still like it when we have such a large number of really good players, any of which can win any given tournament on any given day.
     
  18. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    8,024
    Likes Received:
    5,774
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Country:
    Australia Australia
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
  19. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Messages:
    17,060
    Likes Received:
    6,967
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Location:
    South Central Wisconsin
    Country:
    United States United States
    By an inch or a mile...second place is just the first loser.

    :D
     
    TheTrueReview likes this.
  20. ualtim

    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2005
    Messages:
    6,979
    Likes Received:
    1,521
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Country:
    United States United States
    TheTrueReview likes this.

Share This Page