DeChambeau ‘didn’t hold up his end of the bargain’, says Brooks Koepka

Golfer Brooks Koepka has spoken up on why he will not let the feud with fellow golfer Bryson DeChambeau die.

The two players have been exchanging insults since 2019 when Koepka criticized DeChambeau’s slow play.

According to Koepka, DeChambeau did not respect an agreement they made at the 2019 Northern Trust tournament at Liberty National in New Jersey.

“We had a conversation at Liberty,” Koepka explained about origins of their feud. “And he didn’t hold up his end of the bargain and I didn’t like that, so I’ll take my shots. He didn’t like that I had mentioned his name in slow play, so we had a conversation in the locker room. And then I guess we said something else in the press conference but didn’t mention his name in it, and he walked up to [Koepka’s caddie] Ricky [Elliott], said something. It was, ‘You tell your man if he’s got something to say, say it to myself.’”

Koepka explained that they “agreed” not to speak of one another and “just kind of let it die off.” However, the feud appears to remain.

“So then he decided I guess he was going on that little, whatever, playing video games online or whatever and brought my name up and said a few things, so now it’s fair game,” said Koepka, referencing to DeChambeau making fun of his body in January 2020 when Koepka appeared in ESPN’s “The Body Issue.”

Koepka responded to being mocked by tweeting: “You were right @b_dechambeau I am 2 short of a 6 pack!” with a picture of his four major championships compared to DeChambeau not having won a major at all.

Brooks Koepka


Brooks Koepka is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. In October 2018, he became World Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking for 47 weeks after winning the 2018 CJ Cup. (wikipedia)

Bryson DeChambeau


Bryson James Aldrich DeChambeau is an American professional golfer. He has won eight times on the PGA Tour including one major championship, the 2020 U.S. Open. As an amateur, (wikipedia)

2021 U.S. Open (golf)


The 2021 United States Open Championship was the 121st U.S. Open, the national open golf championship of the United States. (wikipedia)



ESPN+ is an American over-the-top subscription video streaming service available in the United States, owned by Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution, in partnership with ESPN Inc., (wikipedia)

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