Bryson DeChambeau says he’s had some “nice” conversations with Brooks Koepka and downplayed the notion of any friction between the 2 heading into the Ryder Cup
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — The Newest on the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the US and Europe (all instances native):
Bryson DeChambeau says he is had some “nice” conversations with Brooks Koepka and downplayed the notion of any friction between the 2 heading into the Ryder Cup.
DeChambeau, who has largely averted media interviews for the previous a number of weeks, spoke to reporters Tuesday at Whistling Straits to preview the Ryder Cup.
He says rigidity between him and Koepka, a lot of it documented on social media over the previous few months, has largely “been pushed by a variety of exterior components, not essentially us two.”
He stated there “could also be one thing enjoyable developing right here transferring ahead, however gained’t converse an excessive amount of extra on that.”
American captain Steve Stricker has additionally downplayed the feud and stated it is a “nonissue” heading into Friday’s matches.
To kick off Ryder Cup week, Europe produced an inspirational video that reminds its gamers in regards to the choose firm they’re in.
The video factors out that solely 164 gamers have represented Europe (and, earlier than the crew was expanded, Britain and Eire) over the 94-year historical past of the cup.
“You sit right here as one of many 12 fortunate few,” the narrator says. “However you’ll solely get up and be counted if you understand the true price of your quantity.”
What follows is a pantheon of Europe’s Ryder Cup greats — together with José María Olazábal, Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie and Tony Jacklin — ticking off their spots on the listing.
This yr’s crew consists of Lee Westwood (No. 118), Sergio Garcia (120) and rookie Bernd Wiesberger, who’s at the moment the final entry on the listing at 164.
Europe begins its protection of the cup on Friday at Whistling Straits. The groups have been on the course for follow rounds Tuesday afternoon.
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