Bryson DeChambeau says he was not bothered by the heckles he received at Muirfield Village as the feud between him and Brooks Koepka appeared to continue.
DeChambeau was involved in something of a social-media storm last week when a video was posted of US rival Koepka rolling his eyes as DeChambeau walked behind him as he was being interviewed.
Chants of ‘Let’s go, Brooksie’ have followed DeChambeau around the US PGA Tour Memorial tournament, although he said it wasn’t the taunts but the tough conditions at Muirfield that posed a problem during a second-round 72 that left him seven adrift.
‘It was flattering,’ DeChambeau said. ‘They can keep calling me that all day if they want to, I’ve got no issue with it. Most people, they think it’s a distraction, but I grew up learning how to deal with that stuff.’
However, the security detail following the group of DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay was said to have removed at least two groups of spectators from the tournament on Friday for referring to DeChambeau as ‘Brooksy’.
This sparked a response from Koepka on social media as he offered cases of Michelob Ultra beer (one of his sponsors) to the first 50 people who might have had a ‘short day’ at the Memorial after being thrown out.
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) June 4, 2021