‘Team Brooks or Team Bryson?’- Dustin Johnson Has a Shocking Answer

Published 07/14/2021, 3:53 PM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 6, 2021 Dustin Johnson of the U.S. during a practice round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


The Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka rivalry is the most trending story in golf right now. And everyone, including the reporters, are loving this ongoing feud between these two players. Furthermore, Dustin Johnson was asked about the Brooks vs Bryson feud during his recent media appearance at The Open 2021, the final major tournament of the year.

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Reporters are bringing out this topic in almost every press conference. While DJ isn’t the best guy to get a controversial opinion from, his answers are always entertaining. 

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Team Brooks or Bryson? Dustin Johnson tells which side he is on

Jun 10, 2021; Ridgeland, South Carolina, USA; Dustin Johnson explores his options after hitting his ball into the trees on the eighth fairway during the first round of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

In the pre-round press conference on Wednesday, DJ was asked about his stand on the feud between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau, to which he answered, “I’m in the middle. I don’t really care.”

Dustin smartly avoided the controversy by remaining neutral. But it is interesting to wonder if part of Dustin Johnson favors Bryson slightly because of two reasons. First, DJ and Brooks don’t seem to be friends as everyone thought they were. Secondly, he played a practice round with Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, and Phil Mickelson on Wednesday at Royal St. George’s.

Although these are just speculations, and nothing is conclusive. However, even though DJ didn’t take a side for the Bryson-Brooks rivalry, he took a firm stance and gave his clear opinion about the ongoing name debate of the oldest major tournament.  

A reporter asked him what does he think about the name of the event. Is it British Open or The Open Championship? And this is what he answered. 

“It was the British Open growing up,” said Johnson. “But now I call it the Open Championship because that’s the name of it,” said the former World No.1.  

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Dustin Johnson will tee off at the 149th Open Championship at Royal St. George’s with the young Will Zalatoris and the experienced Justin Rose. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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