U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Stricker Tries To Spin Koepka’s Direct Quotes as “Articles”

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker speaks to the media prior to the start of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on Sept 20, 2021 in Kohler, WI. (Photo by Stacy Revere via Getty Images)

Steve Stricker took questions from the media today, and several of the inquiries were related to the three controversies swirling around Brooks Koepka.

After answering questions about the star’s injured wrist and relationship with Bryson DeChambeau, Stricker was asked about Koepka’s disparaging comments related to the Ryder Cup.

“Yeah, I’ve talked to him about it,” said Stricker, who’s been under fire since making his captain’s picks. “I’ve had experiences with Brooks over many, many of these teams, and the conversations that I have had with him and what I have personally seen in the team room does not jive up to what I was reading in those articles.

“Again, I am not worried about Brooks. He assures me he’s healthy. He assures me that he is 100 percent all-in on this team and whatever he need to do for this team to become the winner at the end of the week.

“Again, I’m not worried about Brooks at all and it’s been good talks and he’s ready to get down and start playing.”

The obvious problem with that answer is that these were not “articles.” These were direct quotes from Koepka.

Nice try, Strick.

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