Brooks Koepka vs. Bryson DeChambeau — Why everyone seems to be speaking about golf’s new rivalry
And so a brand new template for the following viral meme was born, with essentially the most keen consumer being NFL celebrity and seven-time Tremendous Bowl winner Tom Brady.
The 43-year-old quarterback trolled DeChambeau upon the announcement of each their involvement within the upcoming ‘The Match III’ — alongside Phil Mickelson and Aaron Rodgers — with a sequence of memes aimed on the 2020 U.S. Open winner.
Koepka says he thinks the rivalry is perhaps good for golf.
“The youthful era — I get the traditionalists who do not agree with it. I perceive that, however I believe to develop the sport you have to attain out to the youthful era, and I believe that is what — I do not wish to say that is what that is — however it’s reaching out to a complete bunch of individuals.
“It is getting golf in entrance of individuals.”
DeChambeau is not against it both.
“I believe it is enjoyable,” he stated in his press convention forward of the U.S. Open. “There is a level the place it is nice banter.
“I personally like it. I believe that, as time goes on, I hope on the weekend we will play in opposition to one another and compete. I believe it could be enjoyable and could be nice for the sport”
Rivalries between golfers aren’t unusual. There’s been Arnold Palmer vs. Jack Nicklaus and, extra not too long ago, Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson.
However the age of social media has actually helped to amplify the Koepka-DeChambeau spat.
The preliminary clip of Koepka’s frustration at DeChambeau was an outtake from a Golf Channel interview that was leaked on social media.
The memes exchanged between the gamers amplified tensions, with DeChambeau posting a headshot of Koepka with a smaller picture of himself on his Instagram story saying he was dwelling “hire free” within the four-time main winner’s head.
“I am okay with something I do. I do not actually stay with regrets. It is nothing I am terribly upset about. From all people I spoke to, it’s what it’s and transfer on.”
Not having an impact
With the rivalry chickening out over social media, followers of the leisure have been egging on the 2 giants of the sport.
That is why, with the U.S. Open beginning on Thursday at Torrey Pines, some had been clamoring for a Koepka and DeChambeau pairing on the opening day of the season’s third main.
Though the pair have been cut up for the opening two rounds, as two of the video games prime gamers, the duo might each be included in Group USA for the upcoming Ryder Cup in September.
The hotly contested USA vs. Europe biannual competitors, which was delayed from final yr due to the coronavirus pandemic, is being held at Whistling Straits.
Nonetheless, when requested about whether or not he thinks their spat might show a distraction to the 12-man workforce, Koepka poured chilly water on that concept.
“For example I do not play with Bryson or Bryson would not play with me; he takes care of his match, and I’d deal with my match, and I do not understand how that has any impact. What you do off the golf course would not have any impact on the golf course.”