Brooks Koepka couldn’t be bothered tweeting support to the families of fallen soldiers on Monday, but he was all over Twitter egging on a bunch of drunk goons who were harassing Bryson DeChambeau at the Memorial. (DeChambeau by the way did tweet his appreciation to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.)
How it all played out: After getting in only three holes on Thursday before play was suspended due to rain, DeChambeau was forced to push through 33 holes on Friday at Muirfield Village, all while dealing with a bunch of drunk yahoos screaming, “Brooksie” and “Go Brooks.”
The trolling stemmed from a viral video that the Golf Channel purposefully leaked earlier this week, where Koepka was seen rolling his eyes and using expletives, as DeChambeau walked by in the background.
For clarity: It was an interview separate from the main press briefing where Koepka is bizarrely seen and heard whining about fans going after his knee.
Koepka who came off as a jerk in the leaked video, somehow was branded as the cool dude in Twitter memes, while DeChambeau, who did nothing wrong, was mocked. That’s basically the cesspool known as Twitter in a nutshell. What’s up is down. What’s crap is good. Etc.
Anyhow… Despite the clear interference by rude fans, DeChambeau seemed to take it in stride.
“Oh, they weren’t taunts at all, it was flattering,” said DeChambeau, who sits -1 through 36 holes.
“I think it’s absolutely flattering what they’re doing. They can keep calling me that all day if they want to, I’ve got no issue with it.
“When you look at it, to most people it’s they think it’s a distraction, but I grew up learning how to deal with that stuff and I honestly thought it was flattering.”
DeChambeau also said he has no issues if Koepka wants to continue playing Mr. Hard Ass.
“Look, I’ve got nothing against him,” said DeChambeau of Koepka’s tough guy persona.
“I’ve got no issues at all. If he wants to play that game, that’s great. I’m going to keep trying to play my best game and when it comes down to it, when somebody’s that bothered by someone else it is flattering.
“He’s had stuff with other people, too. Like Rory (McIlroy) and numerous others. So that isn’t a one-off thing. It’s just the way he deals with stuff and I’m totally fine with it.”
On Twitter, Koepka, who was last seen basically crying about the behavior of fans, seemed to enjoy watching fans mock DeChambeau.
He even retweeted one idiot.
Koepka later tweeted a video of himself approving of the nonsense. Because nothing says authenticity like a sponsored video (by Michelob Ultra).
You can’t make it up.
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) June 4, 2021
“What’s up guys, it’s Brooksie. Just wanted to say, ‘Hey, thank you guys for the support.’ I heard a bunch of you were shouting my name at the golf tournament today. I know I’m not playing, but thank you for showing support.”
Remember. This is the same guy whose whining forced the PGA to apologize for the iconic moment on 18 at Kiawah two weeks ago.
Now he’s all man of the people.