In late September, the two could wind up being teammates at the Ryder Cup. The event, held from the 24th through 26th at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, has been a struggle for the United States team. Fans will want both Brooks and Bryson on their games, even if they don’t see eye-to-eye.
Koepka was asked about the DeChambeau situation ahead of this weekend’s Open Championship in the U.K. It doesn’t sound like the two will be buddy-buddy in September, but Koepka expects them to play to win and handle the awkward scenario fine.
“It’s only a week,” the four-time major winner said, via ESPN. “I can put it aside for business. If we’re going to be on the same team, I can deal with anybody in the world for a week. I’m not playing with him. I’m pretty sure we’re not going to be paired together; put it that way. I think it’s kind of obvious.
Koepka on DeChambeau feud: He's 'fair game' https://t.co/7iyvAZJ59K
— Bob Harig (@BobHarig) July 13, 2021
“It doesn’t matter. I don’t think we’re going to be high-fiving and having late-night conversations. I do my thing, he does his thing. Yeah, we’re on the same team, but it’s not an issue at all. I don’t view it as an issue. I don’t think he does.”
Brooks Koepka told ESPN’s Bob Harig that the feud between the two began when DeChambeau broke an agreement to keep from blasting each other publicly, and made fun of Koepka’s appearance in ESPN The Magazine‘s Body Issue. He calls DeChambeau “fair game,” and the two have really let it rip off the course over the last few months.
Europe took the Ryder Cup in 2018, after the U.S. won in 2016. Over the last few decades, it has been all Europe overall, with the international players winning seven of the nine tournaments dating back to 2022.