‘He Was a Di** to Me’ – Bryson DeChambeau Makes Shocking Allegations Against Brooks Koepka

Published 10/09/2021, 8:06 AM EDT
Aug 28, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Bryson DeChambeau reacts on the first green during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports


Golf is a sport that is fueled by several rivalries. Over the years, fans have witnessed a lot of entertaining moments – be it on the course or off of it. Bryson DeChambeau has always been a controversial figure in the contemporary game, and his recent beef with Brooks Koepka was one for all the cameras. 

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While the overhyped rivalry seems to have toned down, both players haven’t forgotten about it. Sure, there was a positive embrace during the Ryder Cup, and the massive announcement about ‘The Match’ is exciting, but DeChambeau does not easily let go of the ghosts from the past. 

The 2020 U.S. Open Champion recently appeared on the ‘Full Send’ podcast, where he shed light on various issues, including his toned-down beef with Brooks Koepka. DeChambeau had a say on how it all began. 

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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

Was Brooks Koepka right to call out Bryson DeChambeau for ‘slow play?’

The rivalry between DeChambeau and Koepka intensified right after the 2021 PGA Championship. While that incident requires no introduction, the inception of their beef truly does. There is an explanation to it, and who better than DeChambeau to shed light on it? 

“He was a di** to me in 2018 but it was just over the slow play stuff that happened. I took a long time for a putt, but it’s because other guys were in the fairway and we had time. It’s like okay i’m not gonna go because we’re just gonna be waiting on the next tee, and we normally do that,” DeChambeau explained. 

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“Whatever, that happens and the golf world goes crazy because I took like two minutes to hit a putt and I backed off of it once or twice or whatever and that was when I was definitely slower. I’ve improved that since then, but yeah I mean he took a shot at me,” he added. 

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Bryson DeChambeau left no stone unturned when talking about what started his beef with Brooks Koepka. He further went on to explain when the ‘Brooksy’ chants really picked up during golf tournaments. 

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Things escalated after that 2018 incident and both players have chirped at each other a lot since then. However, we all know that the duo is scheduled to play a 12-hole match against each other and are excited about it. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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