Brooksy heard the Brookskies.
And beer’s on him.
On Friday, during the second round of the Memorial, at least three fans were ejected from the Muirfield Village Golf Club for shouting “Brooksy” in the direction of Bryson DeChambeau, the latest turn in the two-year-long feud between DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka. “Brooksy,” who’s not at the tournament, would add another chapter about two hours after DeChambeau’s round.
“What’s up, guys, it’s Brooksy,” Koepka said on a video posted to Twitter. “Just wanted to say, hey, thank you, guys, for the support. I heard a bunch of you were shouting my name at the golf tournament today. I know I’m not playing, but thank you, guys, for showing support.
“And if your time was, I don’t know, cut short, at the golf tournament today, DM Michelob Ultra, and we’re going to be giving out 50 cases of beer for the first 50 people, in case your time was cut short, had any trouble at the tournament, but just as a thank you for showing support. Thank you, guys, appreciate it.”
If you’re keeping track at home, a rivalry that has included comments about abs now includes beer (though a low-calorie one).
The Brooks-Bryson beef picked up steam on the Monday after the PGA Championship, when a previously unseen video featuring the two was posted to Twitter. (It has since been taken down.) In it, Koepka began answering a question for Golf Channel after his second round of the PGA Championship when, 22 seconds into the 45-second video, DeChambeau walked by. Koepka shut his eyes for a couple of seconds, rolled them, shut them again, then unloaded.
From there, the comments came, including one that showed another video in which fans also called DeChambeau “Brooksy” at the PGA Championship — and DeChambeau responded to them by saying: “Whoever is calling me Brooksy needs to get out of here.”
On Friday, DeChambeau said “it was flattering.”
“They can keep calling me that all day if they want to, I’ve got no issue with it,” he said. “When you look at it, there’s obviously a distraction — to most people, they think it’s a distraction, but I grew up learning how to deal with that stuff and I honestly thought it was flattering.”