Legendary broadcaster Jim Nantz is done with golf media overlooking Brooks Koepka, urging his colleagues to do a better job of covering the three-time major winner during a conference call Wednesday.
"Poor Brooks Koepka," Nantz said, according to Golf.com's Pat Ralph. "If I don't bring up his name right now, you guys are never gonna bring him up. It's borderline tragic in terms of how you cover a player or subject. He's having the best run in golf since Tiger in 2000 and 2001."
Nantz, who's been covering golf on CBS since 1985, was asked by media members on the call for his thoughts on numerous big names, such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Rory McIlroy. But Nantz wanted to focus on Koepka.
"In the last 13 major championships that he's played in, he's got 11 top-13 finishes," Nantz continued. "That means he's been in contention 11 out of 13 majors. That breaks down to eight top-10s, seven top-6s, six top-5s, four top-4s, and three wins and a second. We all know he's won three of the last seven he's played in. We haven't seen anybody that dominant in the game since Tiger in 2000 and 2001."
Nantz admitted he's also at fault for not giving Koepka his due.
"We may not think it’s interesting enough to make the public follow along, but I've gotta do a better job of that. It starts with me. And I think for those of us who cover the sport and who are trying to tell people what the sport's about, we gotta do a better job at addressing that we have a star right here on our hands."
Woods and Koepka have finished first and runner-up in the last two major championships, a trend Nantz is hoping continues.
"We might be on the brink of the next golf rivalry we've all wanted forever," Nantz added. “They’ve gone one-two and one-two in the last two major championships. In my mind (Koepka) is the favorite coming into Bethpage just based on what he's done in his last 13 majors. It's an awesome stretch for him, and I think it's a very good thing for the welfare of the game. I'm hoping that materializes into another little showdown between these two guys."