Earlier this fall, Rory McIlroy was named PGA Tour Player of the Year.
Golf fans from around the country flocked to their social media channels to suggest that Brooks Koepka should have been given the honor instead.
Koepka wasn’t worried about losing to McIlroy, though. When the award was announced, Koepka played it cool and congratulated the Northern Irishman. “Rory had a great year, congrats to him,” Koepka said.
However, a few weeks later, Koepka had clearly been stewing on the idea of not being named the Player of the Year. Earlier this month, Koepka retorted that LeBron James only has four MVP’s, but he’s been the best player in the league for over a decade.
Two weeks later, Koepka offered another shot at the Irishman.
In an interview with AFP, Koepka was asked about his “rivalry” with McIlroy.
“I’ve been out here for, what, five years. Rory hasn’t won a major since I’ve been on the PGA Tour. So I just don’t view it as a rivalry.”
McIlroy’s last major victory came at the 2014 PGA Championship, when Keopka was still on the European Tour.
Since then, it’s been the Koepka show as he racked up four majors in the past three years.