OWINGS MILLS, Md. — United States Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker said that he’s spoken individually to Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka about putting their running feud to rest for the good of American golf, and each has agreed it won’t be an issue at Whistling Straits.
Whether that holds up, however, may depend on how Koepka and DeChambeau feel about Stricker’s sharing their détente with a reporter.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Stricker said he’d spoken with each of them on the phone and gotten some assurance that their mutual disdain won’t be a distraction for an American squad that’s won just two Ryder Cups in the last 20 years.
Both golfers, according to the 54-year-old captain, agreed to stop publicly sniping at one another. Or at least agreed to press pause.
“They assured me that the team and the country and everything else that goes into this is their…