Extending Beef? Brooks Koepka Seemed Uninterested When Talking About Bryson DeChambeau

Published 10/07/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 25, 2021 Team USA’s Brooks Koepka watches his chip onto the 10th green during the Four-balls REUTERS/Mike Segar

Golf fans wait in anticipation as Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau will go head-to-head in ‘The Match’. Notably, Koepka will be making his debut in the 12-hole contest, scheduled at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas. During a recent interview, Koepka spoke about the upcoming clash.


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However, Koepka’s demeanor and laid-back response drew a lot of attention on social media. Fans were amused at his response, wondering if he was really excited about the upcoming event.


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Let’s take a closer look at what Koepka had to say.


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Is Brooks Koepka excited about his match with Bryson DeChambeau?

Of course, Brooks was asked about his thoughts ahead of meeting his arch-nemesis in a high-stakes encounter. However, his response did not do justice to the intensity at ‘The Match.’

“I mean I think we’re excited,” Koepka said. “So it’s going to be good, you’ll see it, what, the day after Thanksgiving”. Koepka was also asked about when the conversations start. The four-time major winner didn’t know, asking reporters to question DeChambeau about it.

Finally, having put their feud to rest, this match might just reignite their rivalry. Their feud went on for months, getting to a point where fans got involved.

However, the two of them worked together with Ryder Cup’s Team USA. They helped the team secure the historic 19-9 win last month. They even shared a hug. Interestingly, DeChambeau was the one who hinted at ‘The Match.’

“I think there may be something fun coming up here moving forward, but won’t speak too much more on that,” DeChambeau said. 

This is DeChambeau’s second time at the event. He first played with Aaron Rodgers, against Mickelson and Tom Brady.

The first time ‘The Match’ was played was in 2018, where Phil Mickelson took on Tiger Woods. Both celebrities have also been looked at as rivals. Since 2018, they have raised around $30 million for all the charities they have supported.

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

Has Koepka played in The Match before?


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Koepka will be making his debut in The Match. However, even though he will be participating for the time this year, Koepka has contributed in other ways before. Last year, he donated $100,000 for COVID-19 relief. This was for the ‘Champions for Charity’ edition.

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Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 8, 2021 Brooks Koepka of the U.S. lines up his putt on the 6th green during the first round REUTERS/Mike Segar

Notably, Woods played with Peyton Manning, while Mickelson and Brady teamed up. What do you make of Koepka’s response?


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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.