It all started with Brooks Koepka having his interview interrupted by Bryson DeChambeau at the PGA Championship. Bryson then tweeted that he was living in Brooks’ head “rent free,” which then led to fans yelling out “Brooksie” any time Bryson hit a shot.
He first claimed that the remarks were “flattering,” but he must not find them so flattering anymore. Instead, he has asked PGA officials to stop the heckling because he’s a total weaner.
Just watched this happen at 15. Can confirm. https://t.co/sDbHXNcX4P— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) June 4, 2021
Because he’s a social media king, Brooks Koepka followed up with the perfect ad to kick DeChambeau while he’s down:
Fans were rumored to be escorted out of the Memorial for yelling “Brooksie” at Bryson DeChambeau, and now Brooks has a gift for them. 😂pic.twitter.com/3oVQ6cDCYB— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) June 4, 2021
“I tried to take the high road numerous times and I think, from my perspective, I’ll continue to keep doing so and people are going to do what they want to do,” DeChambeau said. “So it is what it is.”
He also claims his agent spoke with PGA Tour officials about being called “Brooksie,” and without giving away much of the conversation, he insists they still aren’t bothering him.
“First off…the fans were awesome today. They came out and supported me. Obviously you’re going to have people saying things, but again, it doesn’t rile me up,” he said.
Seems strange to explain to your audience how little impact heckling has on you while at the very same time taking legal action against heckling.
He made one decent point
“I love what’s been going on. I’ve had no issue with it whatsoever…I’d say tennis and golf are the only two sports where when you’re hitting a shot everybody’s usually quiet. If it comes out to a point where they’re affecting your swing, then that’s a little over the line, but everything else, I don’t care,” DeChambeau said.
Well, that last part’s a bold face lie. He absolutely cares that Brooks Koepka has been destroying him ever since that whole interview scene. That said, Bryson makes a great point that it’s all fun and games until it begins to impact his golf career. There’s a big difference between getting bullied with words and changing the outcome of a tournament.
If he doesn’t care, then maybe he shouldn’t complain? It’s the only way anyone will stop, Bryson.