In case you haven’t heard, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau are feuding. Their tit-for-tat exchanges, which play out almost exclusively on social media, have been going on for (literally) years now, but ramped up considerably in the wake of leaked video footage from May’s PGA Championship.
Since then, DeChambeau has endured a few notable calamities — being taunted with “Brooksy” chants while playing the Memorial Tournament, a head-scratching last-minute caddie change at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, and poor judgment in a post-round interview at this week’s Open Championship, when he told the world his driver “sucked” and listed its shortcomings. He later apologized.
Throughout each of these instances, Kopeka has been eager to pile on with the masses. He offered beer to fans that taunted DeChambeau at the Memorial and, in the case of the caddie change, Koepka seized the moment to troll DeChambeau by celebrating his own relationship with his longtime caddie, Ricky Elliott, dubbing the day the news broke “Caddie Appreciation Day” on social media.
So it should come as no surprise that as the news of DeChambeau’s driver dig worked its way through the media cycle, Koepka was ready to pounce. His jab was twofold: first, as an aside in a post-round interview assessing his 66 on Friday: “I drove the ball great. Love my driver,” he said, with a trace of a smirk.
Then, Koepka doubled down with an original tweet of his own:
How much longer will this go on? Perhaps until the two meet in the same pairing at last. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it will be this weekend: DeChambeau fired an even-par 70 to make the cut on the number at one over par, while Koepka is currently T12 at five under.