Brooks Koepka spurned Tiger Woods’ offer for a practice round in order to prevent Tiger from picking his caddie’s brain

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Tiger Woods is always looking for an edge, but as he found out ahead of the Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Brooks Koepka will not be the one to give it to him.

Woods said at a press conference before the Open that he had contacted Koepka ahead of the tournament, congratulating him on his stellar play at majors over the past two seasons and asking if he’d be up for a practice round ahead of the final major of the year.

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Top players walking the course and playing a practice round together ahead of a big tournament is nothing new, but Woods had a specific reason for wanting to play alongside Koepka — to pick the brain of his caddie, Ricky Elliott.

This is the first time Royal Portrush has hosted the Open since 1951, so information is at a premium for players such as Woods who have nev

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