Four-time major winner Brooks Koepka said it was Bryson DeChambeau going back on his word after a 2019 conversation that led to a spat between the US golf stars.
Koepka, who shared fourth at last week’s US Open at Torrey Pines, told ESPN on Tuesday he felt DeChambeau started the exchange with Koepka.
On the eve of the US PGA Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, eighth-ranked Koepka went into detail about the origins of their rivalry.
In 2019, Koepka complained of slow play at the Dubai Desert Classic where DeChambeau also had played.
That, Koepka said, led to DeChambeau seeking out Koepka’s caddie, Ricky Elliott at an event later in the year.
“I thought it was just interesting when he walked up to my caddie and told Ricky that if I had something to say, to say it to his face,” Koepka said.
“I thought that was kind of odd. Don’t walk up to my…