As is the case any time the stage is bigger and the lights are brighter, the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills offers some valuable lessons to those paying close attention. It has been said that success leaves clues, and this past weekend left us with some great insights.
1) There is more than one route to the top
Brooks Koepka took an unusual path to the top of his sport. “To be honest, I’m not a big golf nerd,” Koepka told Golf Digest last year. “Golf is kind of boring, not much action. I come from a baseball family and it’s in my blood.” Say what you will about the merits of his baseball-is-full-of-action take, but the important takeaway here is that there are alternatives to the “specialize early, forsake all other pleasures in a joyless, obsessive, pursuit of greatness” route.Read More