Bryson DeChambeau didn’t take the bait when requested lately by reporters about his public feud with Brooks Koepka.
“I’ve personally got no issue,” DeChambeau stated Monday throughout a media day for the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. “It’s something that he’s up for discussion. If you want to talk to [Koepka] about that, you can.”
Well, two days later, they did. During Koepka’s press convention Wednesday on the Palmetto Championship at Congaree, Koepka was pressed a number of instances about DeChambeau, whom he has spat with a number of instances on social media, principally prior to now few weeks since a viral video confirmed him visibly and vocally irritated by a passing-by DeChambeau after the PGA Championship.
“How would I characterize it?” Koepka questioned a reporter that requested for Koepka to explain his seemingly salty relationship with DeChambeau. “I don’t know where you want to start…”
Koepka didn’t particularly handle any beefs he had for DeChambeau or the explanations for the golfers’ current social-media quarrels, which included Koepka sending out a video providing free beer for any spectators kicked out of the Memorial Tournament for heckling DeChambeau. But he did add that he believes the eye the 2 have generated is good for the sport.
“I really do,” Koepka stated. “The fact that golf’s on pretty much every news outlet for about two weeks pretty consistently, I think that’s a good thing. It’s growing the game. You know, the younger generation – I get the traditionalists who don’t agree with it. I understand that, but I think to grow the game you’ve got to reach out to the younger generation, and I think that’s what – I don’t want to say that’s what this is, but it’s reaching out to a whole bunch of people. It’s getting golf in front of people.”
Koepka additionally dismissed any notion that he and DeChambeau would negatively have an effect on the U.S. staff room ought to they each qualify for the Ryder Cup. DeChambeau is at present second in U.S. factors whereas Koepka is fifth.
“I mean, there’s only eight guys that are playing, four guys are sitting, whatever. I mean, I play with one other guy,” Koepka tried to clarify. “I don’t understand – if let’s say I don’t play with Bryson or Bryson doesn’t play with me, he takes care of his match, and I would take care of my match, and I don’t know how that has any effect. What you do off the golf course doesn’t have any effect on the golf course.”