Woods said prior to the start of The Open that he had tried to reach out to Koepka for a practice round at Royal Portrush, as Koepka’s caddie, Ricky Elliott, grew up playing the layout.
Woods said he never received a response. Turns out it wasn’t because Koepka was trying to keep his secret weapon to himself.
When asked on Friday about the supposed snub, Koepka replied: “If I changed my phone number, how is he going to text me?”
Woods, this year's Presidents Cup captain, could have used the proper digits and a little extra course advice. While Koepka is in contention for a fifth major victory in his last 10 starts, Woods, who won this year’s Masters, missed his second cut in the last three contested.
Koepka shot 2-under 69 in the second round and was three shots off the lead upon the conclusion of his play.