The two have developed a budding rivalry over the past few years, one that has grown into a spectacle in recent weeks. On Wednesday afternoon, Koepka made it clear he thinks the rivalry is good for golf.
“Yeah, I think it’s good for the game. I really do,” Koepka said. “The fact that golf’s on pretty much every news outlet for about two weeks pretty consistently, I think that’s a good thing. It’s growing the game.”
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“You know, the younger generation – I get the traditionalists who don’t agree with it,” Koepka continued. “I understand that, but I think to grow the game you’ve got to reach out to the younger generation and I think that’s what – I don’t want to say that’s what this is, but it’s reaching out to a whole bunch of people. It’s getting golf in front of people. I think it’s good for the game.”
Golf traditionally doesn’t have the same rivalries other sports have. Brooks and Bryson have changed that over the course of the past few years and fans can’t get enough.
The next step would be for them to be paired up for the U.S. Open together in two weeks. While that likely won’t happen, golf fans can dream for now.