It seems that the slow play controversy between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau is far from over. Actually, it looks like DeChambeau is ready to let things escalate.
Golf columnist Eamon Lynch says he was on the putting green with Koepka’s caddie earlier today when they were approached by DeChambeau. But “The Scientist” was not there to exchange pleasantries.
Lynch wrote on Twitter that DeChambeau told Koepka’s caddie to tell him that any further comments about his slow play should be made “to my face.”
Koepka soon got the message and went to speak with DeChambeau. It’s unknown how that conversation went.
Was standing on the putting green with Koepka's caddie earlier when an irritated Bryson DeChambeau walked up & told him to tell his boss to make any comment about slow play "to my face". Brooks arrived soon after, got the message & ambled over for a chat with the scientist.
— Eamon Lynch (@eamonlynch) August 11, 2019
Koepka has long been a critic of golfers who take too much time on the course. This controversy reached its apex at the Open Championship when he was paired with J.B. Holmes.
He was very vocal on prior to the Northern Trust, criticizing the powers that be for not penalizing golfers who take too long to swing.
It’s apparently been a busy day off the golf course for Koepka, who also took time out of his morning to fire back at Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee.
Koepka has been surging in the final round of the Northern Trust. He has moved into the top-10 thanks to a -5 surge through his first seven holes.
He now trails leader Patrick Reed by only four strokes.
As for DeChambeau he is a bit farther behind, as he’s -1 through six holes and in the top 20.