Brooks Koepka has revealed an fascinating tackle his ongoing spat with Bryson DeChambeau.
Koepka is on the inaugural Palmetto Championship this week, his first occasion since a video interview outtake on the PGA Championship final month showed the four-time major champ rolling his eyes as DeChambeau walked behind him.
The clip was not alleged to be proven, but it was posted on social media and picked up greater than 10 million views earlier than it was eliminated.
To Koepka, the video put the eye squarely on golf for a social media-savvy era important for the sport’s development.
“I get the traditionalists who do not agree with it. I perceive that, however I believe to develop the sport you have to attain out to the youthful era,” he mentioned Wednesday. “I do not need to say that is what that is, nevertheless it’s reaching out to a complete bunch of individuals. It is getting golf in entrance of individuals. I believe it is good for the sport.”
And it did not finish on the PGA Championship.
After DeChambeau heard heckles of “Brooksie” on the Memorial final week and some followers have been faraway from the Muirfield Village website, Koepka put up a promo video offering free beer from his sponsor to these ejected.
DeChambeau this week, like Koepka, thought a “good, jesting rivalry is sweet for the sport of golf.”
Koepka, ranked eighth on this planet, defined that he felt DeChambeau was being loud as he walked previous the interview website on the Ocean Course final month.
DeChambeau, who shouldn’t be enjoying this week, did not speak on to Koepka as he strode previous. “He was saying one thing about how he hit an ideal shot and it should not have been there,” Koepka recalled. “It was simply very, very loud.”
“I simply misplaced practice of thought,” he continued, “which I believe was fairly apparent.”
When requested if tour officers have talked to him concerning the feud, Koepka mentioned he usually speaks with the PGA Tour about all the pieces taking place in golf.
Count on issues to warmth up as soon as extra when defending U.S. Open champ DeChambeau and Koepka, who gained that main in 2017 and 2018, play on this yr’s occasion subsequent week at Torrey Pines.
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