Bryson DeChambeau embracing the shouts of “Brooksy” as his agent holds talks with the PGA Tour over Brooks Koepka, who provided instances of beer to any fan escorted from the course at Muirfield Village
By Keith Jackson
Final Up to date: 05/06/21 11:03pm
Bryson DeChambeau will belief the PGA Tour to behave appropriately once they contemplate the prospect of taking motion in opposition to Brooks Koepka within the newest twist of their simmering rivalry.
DeChambeau insists he’s welcoming the “banter” from exterior the ropes at The Memorial this week, the place plenty of spectators have been escorted from the Muirfield Village premises for shouting “Brooksy” on the present US Open champion.
Koepka acquired phrase that followers had been being proven the door for taunting DeChambeau, and he responded by posting a video on social media providing to reimburse any spectator whose day was “lower quick” with a free case of beer.
DeChambeau fired a third-round 73 and was comfortably off the tempo on even par when requested concerning the Koepka video, and though he mentioned he hadn’t seen it, he revealed that his agent had had talks with PGA Tour officers.
“I feel that is one thing that the Tour must deal with, it is one thing I can not management,” mentioned DeChambeau of the most recent occasion within the feud, which emerged when leaked footage confirmed Koepka being unable to comprise his contempt for his Ryder Cup team-mate in an unaired interview in the course of the PGA Championship.
“I attempted to take the excessive street quite a few instances and I feel that, from my perspective, I am going to proceed to maintain doing so and individuals are going to do what they need to do. So it’s what it’s.”
DeChambeau thanked the followers for his or her assist at Muirfield Village this week and reiterated that he had no concern with these shouting “Brooksy”, and that the entire scenario had generated nice curiosity for the PGA Tour’s controversial Participant Affect Program
“I really like what’s been happening,” added DeChambeau. “I’ve had no concern with it by any means. I might say tennis and golf are the one two sports activities the place like if you’re hitting a shot everyone’s often quiet. If it comes out to a degree the place they’re affecting like your swing, like they’re saying in your swing, that is a bit over the road.
“However every little thing else, I do not care. From an integrity standpoint and an honour of the sport standpoint, the sport has at all times been performed in a sure manner. However I feel golf is altering, it is evolving, so there’s going to come back a time the place it’s going to be like this and if I am the particular person to take the brunt of it and no matter, you realize, nice.
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“I am joyful that there is extra conversations about me due to the PIP Fund,” added the 27-year-old, who was additionally reluctant to enter particular particulars of his agent’s discuss with the PGA Tour concerning the most recent Koepka video.
“It was extra about one thing alongside the strains of how the Tour desires gamers to behave, I feel,” he mentioned. “That is about it. However from my perspective, I imply, if he retains speaking about me, that is nice for the PIP Fund.”
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