‘Brooks and Bryson Wanted to Play Together’ – Steve Stricker Gets Emotional Following Ryder Cup 2020 Victory

Published 09/26/2021, 6:40 PM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA captain Steve Stricker, Team USA’s Dustin Johnson, Team USA vice captain Jim Furyk, Team USA’s Daniel Berger, Team USA’s Justin Thomas, Team USA’s Brooks Koepka and Team USA vice captain Zach Johnson celebrate with the trophy after winning the Ryder Cup REUTERS/Mike Segar


After three dominating days, Team USA has finally won Ryder Cup 2020. Before the Ryder Cup began, there was a lot of uncertainty revolving around Steve Stricker’s team, which turned out to be better than anyone else expected. Stricker seemed beyond happy as the team won at Whistling Straits – his hometown.

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As half his team was made up of rookies, Stricker’s choices were questioned way before the event began.

Team USA’s performance was historic, only a few European players were able to get wins in.

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“Speechless. Everything about it. These guys all came together – two weeks ago they all came together. Showed me a lot about this group of guys, you know,” Stricker said, adding that all the players and assistant captains he worked with showed up for the practice rounds. Everyone, as per Stricker, had a mission that brought them all together.

“I just can’t tell ya. I mean Brooks (Koepka) and Bryson (DeChambeau) wanted to play together, that’s much how it came together. So, that shows a lot about this whole team”. Stricker added that from Day 1, it’s all been about preparing and getting the guys together and on the same page.

Indeed, this seems to be a new era for golf in the USA, where younger players are on their way up. “They’re young, they come with a lof passion, a lot of energy, a lot of game. They’re just so good. So its exciting to see these guys and exciting for us in Wisconsin to experience this”. 

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In a different video, one can see Koepka and DeChambeau hugging, everyone convinced that it was the end of their feud. Of course, fans seem to believe it all remains to be fake, referring to the hug as awkward. “Not a chance. Worst celebration hug ever,” wrote one fan, while another added that their fight was far from over.

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To fans, the Koepka-DeChambeau feud has gone on for too long now. Now, while it is unsure if these two will be the same after the event, they certainly did not let anything affect their performances at Ryder Cup 2020.

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Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 23, 2021 Team USA’s Brooks Koepka and Team USA’s Bryson DeChambeau during the opening ceremony REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA captain Steve Stricker celebrates after Team USA win The Ryder Cup REUTERS/Brian SnyderWATCH THIS STORY: How Many PGA Tour Titles Has Bryson DeChambeau Won?

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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, she has over two years' worth of sportswriting experience at Republic World. Devika loves NBA a little too much and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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