I don’t think at this point that it’s any secret that Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau are not the best of friends.
DeChambeau is slow. Brooks is not. DeChambeau is quirky. Brooks is not.
The two have gone back and forth several times on social media with Brooks doing most of the mocking.
That happened once again during the second round of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Classic.
But first, you need to know what happened with DeChambeau on Thursday during the first round.
On the par-4 seventh hole, DeChambeau’s drive ended up in the trees down the left side of the fairway at TPC Southwind. There were a few sticks touching his ball, which had he moved them would have moved his ball, and so in an attempt to get a free drop he spent nearly three minutes arguing with PGA Tour rules official Ken Tackett that there were “red ants” that could put him in danger.
I’d transcribe it for you, but the video is much better.
DeChambeau, like Phil Mickelson has done with class his entire career, is always looking for ways to use the rules to his advantage. The only problem is that with Bryson, it seems more like he’s whining than attempting to gain an advantage.
Now, we get to the good part.
Brooks just couldn’t help it when he found himself in a somewhat similar situation during the second round, however, instead of calling for a rules official, Koepka pointed, like DeChambeau, with his club to a spot on the ground and said, “There’s an ant.” He then quickly said to his caddie Ricky Elliot, “Naw, I’m just kidding.”
It honestly doesn’t get much better than a four-time major champion making fun of a six-time PGA Tour winner.