The Open 2021: Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau feud will fizzle out – Thomas Bjorn

Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau’s on-going feud isn’t all what it seems, in the opinion of 2018 European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn. For the past 18 months, golf fans have been captivated by the storyline behind DeChambeau and Koepka’s apparent dislike for each other.

The feud hit the headlines once again a few months ago when an interview showing Koepka rolling his eyes with DeChambeau saying something in the background.

And at every tournament the duo play at, they both seem to be questioned mainly on how the feud started and whether it is genuine.

Koepka admitted in the build-up to The Open that his compatriot is “fair game” after comments made by DeChambeau on Twitch.

DeChambeau has attempted to play down any bad blood between the pair, but there are still questions on whether the feud is being made out to be more than it is.

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Bjorn concedes that while he isn’t too close with DeChambeau, he does have a good relationship with Koepka, and he doesn’t think the four-time major champion is too serious.

Bjorn, speaking in conjunction with William Hill, told Express Sport: “I do think it’s a lot more lighthearted than it’s been made out to be.

“I know Brooks quite well and he is not the type of guy that gets involved into those things.

“That interview that he did probably looked a lot worse than the way he meant to come out and I think they both just jumped on it and kind of made a thing of it because it’s kind of good for both profiles that it’s going on.

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“But I don’t think, once you put them in a tea room together at the Ryder Cup I don’t think there’s anything to that because we love rivalries and if there’s something going on so we love to believe that story is there.

“Knowing Brooks I just don’t think there’s that much to it. That would be my take on it, but I may be completely wrong. I haven’t spoke to Brooks about it so I can’t know for sure.

“They are two very, very big guns. Brooks’ mentatlity, the way he plays the game in this non-caring kind of way gives him an opportunity for major championships.

“And Bryson is almost the opposite. The over-caring, he’s in such a drive to do things different.

“They’re polar opposites in the way they do things. They are different and if there was a rivalry between them on a personal front, it would add more to the story.”

They’ve avoided being paired together at any tournament since the apparent friction began, but Bjorn believes when they do it will fizzle out.

“They’re going to play with each other eventually,” he added.

“When you’re doing it at a major championship, the focus is on something completely different.

“It’s not about you against one, it’s you against the whole field and you just can’t allow yourself to get involved in something like that.

“No matter how good you are, you’re not that good to have something like that on the side.

“You’re spending so much energy to focus and stay in contact with your emotions through the whole thing so you don’t want to engage in something like that.”

Thomas Bjørn was speaking in conjunction with William Hill ahead of The 149th Open Championship at Royal St. George’s.

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