Ryder Cup 2020: Brooks Koepka denounces media comments on team events

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Ryder Cup 2020: Brooks Koepka denounces media comments on team events


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Team USA captain Steve Stricker said the ongoing feud between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau would not be a problem, but admits they may not be matched up for the Ryder Cup

Team USA captain Steve Stricker said the ongoing feud between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau would not be a problem, but admits they may not be matched up for the Ryder Cup

Brooks Koepka slammed the media for the way his Ryder Cup comments were reported and insisted he was looking forward to representing the USA team this week.

Koepka claimed in an interview with Golf Digest earlier this month that team sports are ‘not in his DNA’ and that the biennial competition has disrupted his usual tournament routine, leading to accusations. that he didn’t care about the contest.

Former United States captain Paul Azinger said Koepka would have to give up his place if he didn’t like the event, although Koepka insisted his comments were distorted by the golfing press.

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“I never said it was negative,” Koepka said. “You all did it like that. I said it was different. Like I said, I have never played any of these tag team events. I haven’t played the Walker Cup. Never played in the Junior Ryder Cup. Never played anything. I just said it’s different. That doesn’t mean it’s bad.

“It’s a lot of fun to play. I wouldn’t be nervous on the first tee if I didn’t care. I can only do my job and then you will all report your opinion or your side.

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“You’ve kind of turned it down already, so it’s going to trickle down to the fans because you’re kind of our only outlet besides social media. This is how you take it and spin it. Everything they think is a little wrong what they read, whether you write an article, whatever you do. They read this stuff. It’s kind of the opinion of your guys, they’re going to take a little more on this side. “

Bryson DeChambeau played down any feud with the four-time major champion at his pre-tournament press conference and sparked a social media frenzy when he hinted that “something special” could be happening between the two , although Koepka did not confirm this suggestion.

Brooks Koepka explains why he's confident the US team can win the Ryder Cup this week and takes stock of his relationship with Bryson DeChambeau.

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Brooks Koepka explains why he’s confident the US team can win the Ryder Cup this week and takes stock of his relationship with Bryson DeChambeau.

Brooks Koepka explains why he’s confident the US team can win the Ryder Cup this week and takes stock of his relationship with Bryson DeChambeau.

“I didn’t listen to the comments or hear what he said, so I have no idea,” Koepka added.

Asked about his relationship with DeChambeau, Koepka said, “We’re on the same team together. We had dinner almost every night as a team. I arrived here on Monday. Everyone on our team interacts and everyone participates in the conversations and doing whatever we need to do. “

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This year’s competition takes place in US captain Steve Stricker’s home state of Wisconsin and Koepka is hoping to see the 54-year-old – known to show his emotion – cry for the right reasons on Sunday.

“It would be nice to see him cry,” Koepka said. “It would be great just because I know how long it took. It’s at least 18 months of hard work, growing up in Wisconsin, there are a lot of things coming together that would be the perfect storm if we were to win and I think everyone knows that. “

Who will win the 43rd Ryder Cup? Watch live on Sky Sports’ Ryder Cup channel throughout the week. Live coverage of the Foursomes begins Friday from 1 p.m. on Sky Sports Ryder Cup.

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