The feud between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka is alive and properly this week, and DeChambeau wants the PGA Tour to become involved.
DeChambeau was heckled by followers this week on the Memorial Tournament with chants of “Hey Brooksie!” through the first two rounds at Muirfield Village. Koepka wasn’t taking part within the occasion at Jack Nicklaus’ course, however appeared to encourage them by providing free beer on social media.
DeChambeau stated Saturday that he thinks the Tour might have to intervene, and that his agent has spoken with the league about Koepka and their ongoing feud. He stated, nevertheless, that he hasn’t seen Koepka’s Twitter video.
After followers had been reportedly yelling Koepka’s title on the Memorial, he took to Twitter on Friday night time with a message to followers — and provided free beer to followers whose time was “cut short” on the occasion.
Many took that to imply he was encouraging individuals to hold yelling his title.
Koepka stated Saturday, nevertheless, that he wasn’t doing something malicious.
“I’d never condone anyone being a distraction during someone’s swing or when they are about to hit,” Koepka stated, . “As professionals, we do enjoy fans getting engaged at the appropriate times. It’s part of sport and competition. Hecklers are always going to be a part of any live performance. We all know that out there. We all get called different names. I’ve been called DJ many times, even when I was slipping at [the 2019 PGA Championship]. It’s part of it. He even said he considers it flattering.”
Though DeChambeau — who completed T18 at 1-under on the Memorial Tournament — doesn’t sound too bothered by the followers, he does acknowledge that this might truly work in his favor.
With the Tour’s new Player Impact Program rewarding gamers who “move the needle” with a $40 million pot, extra individuals speaking about him, good or dangerous, definitely helps him on that entrance.
“From an integrity standpoint and an honor of the game standpoint, you know, the game has always been played in a certain way,” he stated, . “I think golf is changing, it’s evolving, so there’s going to come a time where it is going to be like this, and if I’m the person to take the brunt of it and whatever, you know, great. I’m happy that there’s more conversations about me because of the PIP Fund … It’s more about how – and this is what I don’t really know about – but I think it’s something along the lines of how the tour wants players to act. That’s about it.
“But from my perspective, I mean, if he keeps talking about me, that’s great for the PIP Fund.”
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