Earlier this week, the PGA Tour announced a specific taunt used against Bryson DeChambeau won’t be allowed.
The PGA Tour decided to ban its fans from yelling “Brooksy,” towards DeChambeau. It started as a controversial nickname that emerged during DeChambeau’s rivalry with Brooks Koepka.
The decision from the PGA Tour came after Bryson’s latest altercation with a fan.
A few days later, Bryson and Brooks stepped back on the course for the Tour Championship. Following the first round, Koepka was asked about the decision from the PGA and the controversial taunting of DeChambeau.
“I get it,” Koepka said following his round on Thursday. “Try to be as, everybody’s trying to be as respectful as you can. Between me, the fans, everybody, try to live their life like that. So I think we all can do a better job. But at the same time, it’s fine.”
Brooks Koepka's turn to chime in on Monahan presser/Bryson/fans
"I get it. Try to be as, everybody's trying to be as respectful as you can. Between me, the fans, everybody, try to live their life like that. So I think we all can do a better job. But at the same time, it's fine." pic.twitter.com/ITzIw9jSNQ
— Josh Berhow (@Josh_Berhow) September 2, 2021
The rivalry between Brooks and Bryson was fun for a time. However, when fans started harassing DeChambeau the rivalry devolved into something other than gamesmanship.
Koepka clearly doesn’t want to take credit for something the PGA Tour banned, but he could clear the air by coming out against the nickname.
Both he and DeChambeau will be back out on the course on Friday afternoon on the hunt for $15 million.