West Palm Beach native Brooks Koepka, and his feud with Bryson DeChambeau, has been one of the dominating stories in golf over the past few weeks.
The story really picked up a few weeks ago at PGA Championship when a Golf Channel camera caught Koepka, pre-interview, rolling his eyes back, seemingly at the fact that DeChambeau was close by. Koepka then stopped mid answer during his interview when DeChambeau walked by behind him.
A clearly agitated Koepka then admitted that DeChambeau having been there broke his concentration. There has been plenty of back and forth interaction between the two on social media ever since, which is something Koepka says is good for the game.
"The fact that golf's on pretty much every news outlet for about two weeks pretty consistently, I think that's a good thing," Koepka said at his media conference on Wednesday, prior to the Palmetto Championship at Congaree. "I get the traditionalists who don't agree with it. I understand that, but I think to grow the game you've got to reach out to the younger generation. I don't want to say that's what this is, but it's reaching out to a whole bunch of people. It's getting golf in front of people, and I think it's good for the game.''
A number of fans were reportedly thrown out of last week's Memorial Tournament by reportedly yelling "Brooksie" at Dechambeau. Koepka responded by offering free beer to everyone who had been removed from the tournament. When asked about the incident, DeChambeau suggested that the PGA Tour get involved.
Koepka added on Wednesday that he doesn't think being on the same Ryder Cup team as DeChambeau will cause any problems.