‘Get a Life’- Ryder Cup Legend Lambasts Brooks Koepka for His Antics

Published 09/21/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
RIDGEWOOD, NJ – AUGUST 24: Brooks Koepka of the United States reacts on the 18th green during the second round of The Northern Trust on August 24, 2018 at the Ridgewood Championship Course in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)


Ian Woosnam, a professional Welsh golfer, has some serious issues with the conduct shown by Brooks Koepka. The latter, who is playing the Ryder Cup in a few days, recently had some opinions on the prestigious competition.

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On the other hand, Woosnam, who is a Ryder Cup veteran, fired back at Kopeka after learning about his comments.

May 22, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Brooks Koepka hits from the sixteenth tee during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

‘Far from my normal routine’- Koepka on Ryder Cup

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In a recent interview with Gold Digest, Koepka revealed: “It’s tough. There are times where I’m like, I won my match. I did my job. What do you want from me? I know how to take responsibility for the shots I hit every week. Now, somebody else hit a bad shot and left me in a bad spot, and I know this hole is a loss. That’s new, and you have to change the way you think about things. You go from an individual sport all the time to a team sport one week a year. It’s so far from my normal routine.”

 

Koepka’s comments made it sound like he didn’t care and was not really interested in playing at the biennial cup. This upset many, including legendary golfer Ian Woosnam. The 63-year-old had played a pivotal role in bringing team Europe to its dominating position at the Ryder Cup. Here is what he had to say.

‘Not nice for team’- Woosnam rebukes Brooks Koepka

Woosnam was not at all happy with Brooks Koepka’s remarks. He revealed his thoughts in an interview and said, “The article Koepka has just done, that’s not nice for his team. It’s not good. He’s basically said, ‘I could do without this, it’s getting me out of my routine doing this’.”

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Enraged, he added, “Christ almighty – get a life! If I was captain and it was one of my players, I’d be saying ‘What the fu*k you doing?’ All this crap he’s got going with DeChambeau – is it that bad or is it just false? Either way, it’s not good for Stricker.”

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With the cup underway in a few days, Team U.S. does not seem to be in the right spirit. With Koepka’s casual attitude and Bryson DeChambeau ‘wrecking’ his hands in preparation for the World Long Drive Competition, it looks concerning. And despite Steve Stricker’s continuous updates that all is well, we cannot help but worry.

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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