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Talking Turkey

by Brian Hewitt

If young Yank pistols such as Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau, Robert Streb and Patrick Rodgers – to name a few – keep popping up on professional golf’s radar, who knows? Maybe the U.S. will have a competitive Ryder Cup team in another decade or two.

Koepka basted and bested the rest of the Euro Tour field in Turkey on Sunday with a closing 65 that made him more than $1 million, moved him into the top 35 in the Official World Golf Ranking and guaranteed that his Thanksgiving holiday later this month will be bountiful. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the 6-foot birdie try runner-up Ian Poulter lipped out on the 72nd hole that would have forced a playoff with Koepka.

It’s the kind of putt Poulter never misses at the Ryder Cup. But there’s no truth to the rumor that his disappointment caused him to squeal like a little Ted Bishop at recess.

On the LPGA, Christina Kim (remember her?) gets our vote for women’s Comeback Player of the Year. Kim, who began the week with just one top 10 since late May, overcame a 72nd-hole bogey and beat Shanshan Feng on the second playoff hole to win the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico City. It was a brave and positive step in her continuing road to recovery from clinical depression.

Also in Mexico, American Charley Hoffman authored a best-selling 66 Sunday at Mayakoba to win his third PGA Tour title.

Finally, The Post’s Lewine Mair reports from Scotland that Donald Trump will be changing the stout ninth hole at Turnberry, a course the meddler now owns. There’s a one-liner here somewhere about Mona Lisas and moustaches.

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