Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka Signal End of Rivalry With Ryder Cup Bromance

Published 09/27/2021, 2:34 PM EDT
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


The Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka feud had raised a lot of concerns prior to the Ryder Cup. Many believed that this feud would be detrimental to the team spirit and could pose a threat to their unity.

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However, over the course of these past few days, they proved everyone wrong. In fact, this win has perhaps even cured the sour relationship between the two. The most recent clip floating around social media definitely says so.

After the victory ceremony, the duo shared a sweet moment in front of the cameras that melted everyone’s hearts. We can see DeChambeau enthusiastically calling out to Koepka to congratulate him. The entire team looks on in support and cheers as the two meet in a memorable hug.

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With the trophy held between the two, they go for another side-hug, a handshake, and even a few pats on the back to solidify the reunion.

Steve Stricker talks about the feud between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka

The Brooks-Koepka feud is one of the most well-known feuds in recent golf. Over time, it had aggravated into something of a concern.

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However, Stricker repeatedly had said that their feud would not pose an issue to the team spirit at the Ryder Cup. Moreover, even DeChambeau claims to have had ‘great conversations’ with Koepka at the Tour Championships. After their historic win, Stricker commented on the unity of the team and said, “Brooks and Bryson wanted to play together. That’s how much they all came together. This is a new era for USA golf.”

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Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Bryson DeChambeau reacts after holing his putt on the 9th green to win the hole during the Singles REUTERS/Brian Snyder

While we didn’t get a DeChambeau and Koepka pairing, this hug seemed to have compensated for it. And perhaps this will clear all the remaining doubts in the fans’ minds regarding the mutual dissolution of any issues that had troubled them in the past.

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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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