‘Not Concerned’ – Brooks Koepka Reacts to Leaked Interview Involving Bryson DeChambeau

Published 06/16/2021, 4:30 PM EDT
May 19, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Brooks Koepka stands on the fifteenth green during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 PGA Championship gave birth to an incredible moment. Phil Mickelson became the oldest major winner in history. But besides this, the tournament also re-ignited the feud between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau. The former was caught rolling his eyes in frustration when DeChambeau walked behind him during a live interview. 

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It’s been a few weeks since it came out, but here’s the catch. The interview was recorded by Golf Channel, but they never released it. The video got leaked somehow and spread across the world which led to every golf fan viewing it. 

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“It doesn’t matter to me. I’m not too concerned. It is what it is. Like I said last week, I don’t think — I don’t live with regret. It got out, not a big deal. And as far as perception, I’m not really too concerned — I’m worried about what I’ve got to do and what I’m doing. I’m not concerned about what other people think. If I was concerned about what everybody else thought, I’d have been in a world of pain,”  Koepka reacted to the video. 

Koepka could be seen taking a moment to pause and roll his eyes when DeChambeau walks behind him. He was certainly agitated by something, but it is unsure if DeChambeau’s intervention was the reason.

May 22, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Brooks Koepka walks off the eighteenth green following his putt during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

Brooks Koepka feels his feud with Bryson DeChambeau is good for the game

It is good to know that both Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka are handling this well. They have not crossed any limits in their ongoing war of words, and it is good for the sport if it remains this way. 

With the PGA Tour’s new Player Impact Program, this is certainly a good way for Koepka and DeChambeau to top the charts. They’ve gained immense popularity ever since this feud caught the attention of the media, and Koepka thinks it is good for the game.  

“I think it’s good for the game. It’s bringing new eyeballs. Pretty much everything you look at online, it’s got this in the headline, or it’s up there as a big news story. To me, that’s growing the game,” Koepka said. 

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The 31-year-old mentioned that non-golf viewers will also be attracted by this ongoing feud. This would further entice them to further follow the sport and create an affinity towards it for the greater good. 

Bryson DeChambeau feels the same way too. He finds all this to be fun and good for the game. Well, it is anyway going to end up well for these two financially. So they would obviously want to engage in more banter and earn fame! 

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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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