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The PGA Tour heads to Connecticut and back to reality after an exciting U.S. Open.
I say "exciting" because Jon Rahm played lights out down the stretch, but if I'm being honest, it was a bit of a letdown over the final two hours. As the leaders neared the turn there were so many big names in contention: Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Rahm and more. However, nearly the entire list went downhill from there, and in the end there were only two golfers that had a chance to win, Rahm and Louis Oosthuizen. The former converted two big putts while the latter ultimately faltered as well. We got "exciting" but I was hoping for "epic." Unfortunately, for whatever reason, it's really difficult to get all the elite players performing at their best at the same time. C'mon, guys! I know I'm asking for way too much – the odds of seeing even two or three elite golfers at the top of their games at the same time are slim – but I'm still going to hold out hope for the next major, and the major after that, and so on. One of these times DeChambeau will be in the lead and Koepka will come storming from behind, only to have DJ make a push at the end and lose by a nose to McIlroy. Wait...that's never going to happen.
Maybe we should just focus