Koepka’s veiled dig at rival’s Open woes


Brooks Koepka could not assist himself.

Talking after his second spherical on the British Open, the four-time main champion trolled rival Bryson DeChambeau following troubles together with his driver. DeChambeau brazenly criticised his membership yesterday after an opening-round 1-over 70.

In feedback he has now taken again, DeChambeau declared his driver “sucks” however later apologised after a fiery backlash from producer Cobra.

Koepka, who completed with three straight birdies to maneuver to 5 below, subtly jabbed DeChambeau when requested about his spherical.

“I assumed the wind died down in comparison with yesterday I did not suppose it was as unhealthy so that you is usually a little bit extra aggressive. “Drove the ball nice,” Koepka stated on Golf Channel with a slight grin.

“Love my driver. Every little thing goes rather well.”

Koepka then had one other go on social media, tweeting on Saturday morning: “Driving into the weekend!”.

DeChambeau went into extra element about his “unprofessional” behaviour following the second spherical.

“I made a mistake and as time goes on I will look again on this as a rising second for me personally,” DeChambeau stated.

“Hopefully I could make the best issues go on from right here on out. I did not imply it, it was in a heated scenario and I really feel actually unhealthy about it.

“They work extremely onerous and I do know that. For me, I misspoke and I really feel actually unhealthy about it. I hope we are able to transfer on in the best path. I do know we are going to, I’ll say and do all the best issues for Cobra-Puma as a result of they imply the world to me, they’ve executed rather a lot for me.

DeChambeau says driver ‘sucks’

“I will say it once more; I am very, very sorry. I misspoke in a heated second. That acquired one of the best of me. We’re working onerous to do one of the best we presumably can.”

Dechambeau confirmed his relationship with Cobra will endure the slip up.

“They’re high quality,” he added.

“It is a kind of issues within the second. We’ve been working for a very long time, for 4 years, on the driving force and nonetheless have not had the precise one which has it work for me at 195mph ball velocity.

“We’re nonetheless engaged on it and I do know we are going to get there, it is simply going to take a while. Yesterday I wasn’t driving it significantly nicely and it acquired one of the best of me sadly.”

Koepka and DeChambeau’s operating feud will likely be below the microscope later this 12 months when each gamers take to the course for the USA towards Europe within the Ryder Cup.

“I can put it apart for enterprise. If we’ll be on the identical group, I can cope with anyone on the planet for per week,” Koepka stated main into this weekend’s match.

“I am not taking part in with him. I am fairly positive we’re not going to be paired collectively; put it that manner.

“I do not suppose we’ll be high-fiving and having late-night conversations. I do my factor, he does his factor. We’re on the identical group, but it surely’s not a problem in any respect.”

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