Brooks Koepka Whines About Ryder Cup Week Inhibiting His Routine

Brooks Koepka 2018 Ryder Cup
Brooks Koepka waits to play his second shot on the 10th hole during the morning fourball matches of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on Sept 28, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Cannon via Getty Images)

Imagine being so privileged and disconnected from reality that you complain after making the U.S. Ryder Cup team?

Welcome to the life and struggles of Brooks Koepka.

In case you missed it, Koepka whined in a Golf Digest interview about the personal inconveniences of Ryder Cup week – overbearing commitments such attending team meetings.

“It’s tough,” the 31-year-old star said about playing in the most anticipated event of the season. “There are times where I’m like, ‘I won my match. I did my job. What do you want from me?’

“I know how to take responsibility for the shots I hit every week. Now, somebody else hit a bad shot and left me in a bad spot, and I know this hole is a loss.

“That’s new, and you have to change the way you think about things. You go from an individual sport all the time to a team sport one week a year.

“It’s so far from my normal routine.”

Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims on the 9th hole during the Foursomes match on Friday of the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / PA Images via Getty Images)

Koepka continued to protest, although he doesn’t necessarily think it’s a “bad week.”

“It’s different,” said Koepka, who won four majors in a three-year span, 2017-2019. “It’s hectic. It’s a bit odd, if I’m honest.

“I don’t want to say it’s a bad week.

“We’re just so individualized, and everybody has their routine and a different way of doing things, and now, it’s like, ‘OK, we have to have a meeting at this time or go do this or go do that.’

“I can barely see my team [of chefs, coaches, trainers]. It’s hard to even go to the gym – there’s no time to do that at the Ryder Cup.

“There’s no time to decompress.”

Koepka might want to add a publicist/spin doctor to his “team.”


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