One other main event, one other rehash of the Brooks Koepka-Bryson DeChambeau feud.
The 2 golfers, ranked sixth (DeChambeau) and eighth (Koepka) on this planet, have been embroiled in a feud relationship again to 2019. The feud was recognized to have began over points Koepka had with DeChambeau’s gradual play, however forward of the 2021 British Open, Koepka defined why the general public quarrel has been long-lasting.
Koepka stated all of it dates again to a deal they made on the 2019 Northern Belief event at Liberty Nationwide in Jersey Metropolis, N.J.
“We had a dialog at Liberty, and he did not maintain up his finish of the cut price and I did not like that, so I will take my photographs,” Koepka stated, per ESPN’s Bob Harig.
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And what was the dialog about?
“He did not like that I had talked about his title in gradual play, so we had a dialog within the locker room,” Koepka stated. “After which I suppose we stated one thing else within the press convention however did not point out his title in it, and he walked as much as [Koepka’s caddie] Ricky [Elliott], stated one thing. It was, ‘You inform your man if he is received one thing to say, say it to myself.’ I believed that was ironic as a result of he went straight to Ricky. Ricky advised me after I got here out, hit just a few putts, after which simply walked proper over to him, we had a dialog.
“We each agreed we would go away one another out of it and would not point out one another, simply sort of let it die off, would not point out one another’s names, simply go about it. So then he determined I suppose he was happening that little, no matter, taking part in video video games on-line [on Twitch, in which he made light of Koepka appearing in ESPN’s The Body Issue] or no matter and introduced my title up and stated just a few issues, so now it is honest recreation.”
Koepka definitely has gotten some photographs in of late. He took a shot at DeChambeau forward of “The Match 4” and likewise poked enjoyable at him after his break up with long-time caddie Tim Tucker.
DeChambeau has gotten below Koepka’s pores and skin as nicely and notably interrupted a Koepka interview on the PGA Championship. Nonetheless, he is adamant that he does not know what deal he did not uphold with Koepka, and he is a bit confused as to why their chirps and banter have solely picked up a few years after the unique feud started.
“He can say no matter he desires,” DeChambeau stated. “I feel he stated one thing again at Liberty Nationwide not upholding one thing. I do not know what he is speaking about in that regard. Possibly that is on me. Possibly I did not. I actually do not keep in mind something about that. We simply had a dialog that I actually do not know what occurred, as a result of we have not actually bantered forwards and backwards till now, so it is like why is that occuring now.
“Apart from that, I am simply right here to play golf and deal with that. If we need to maintain bantering forwards and backwards, clearly being respectful and conserving traces the place they are not getting crossed, yeah, I feel it is enjoyable and a superb atmosphere for individuals in golf.”
The DeChambeau-Koepka feud has undoubtedly piqued the curiosity of golf followers, and lots of hope that they may ultimately be paired at a serious event. We did not see that on the U.S. Open — the chance was reportedly floated by the USGA however nixed — however maybe if each play nicely at The Open Championship, they will find yourself taking part in collectively over the weekend at Royal St George’s.
DeChambeau appears to win his second main on the British Open whereas Koepka appears to earn his fifth and full a 3rd leg of the profession grand slam.