Brooks Koepka Renews Feud With Bryson DeChambeau in Leaked Video

A clip of Brooks Koepka barely containing his disdain for Bryson DeChambeau, as the reigning U.S. Open champion walks past him during an interview at the PGA Championship, has gone viral. The clip added further fuel to the suggestion of a brewing rift between the two.

In the video, which surfaced on social media on Monday night, Koepka is being interviewed by Golf Channel reporter Todd Lewis following the second round of the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, on Friday.

While Lewis is facing the camera and waiting for his cue to begin questioning the four-time major winner, Koepka is clearly focused on something out of shot and looks to be distinctly non-plussed by it. In fact, Koepka can barely hide his disdain for whatever it is that has grabbed his attention.

Koepka, who finished the PGA Championship tied for second two strokes behind winner Phil Mickelson, eventually starts answering Lewis' question, only to lose his train of thought almost exactly at the same time as DeChambeau walks behind him.

The disdain he has for Bryson is the best thing going in golf these days. 🤣

— Ryan (@RJWinfield) May 25, 2021

"I didn't putt well but I don't think any of the guys were going to putt well with this wind. It's very tough," he says after being asked about struggling with his putting game in the second round.

"I don't know what the other guys have said or [...] I just found it difficult to read sometimes. [...] Sometimes, um [...] I lost my train of thought, yeah. Hearing that bulls***t."

Unsurprisingly, the segment wasn't broadcast by Golf Channel on Friday and it only surfaced a day after the end of the tournament. Whether Koepka knew his comments wouldn't be broadcast, remains unknown.

From the clip it is difficult to figure out what exactly DeChambeau did to cause Koepka to lose his train of thought. Similarly, what, if anything, DeChambeau said is just as difficult to make out.

Among the theories that have surfaced on social media, one suggests DeChambeau quipped "Just gotta start it on the right line," after hearing Koepka had struggled to "read" the course.

While the rivalry between DeChambeau, who finished tied for 38th at Kiawah Island, and Koepka is still to play out on the course, the duo have made it abundantly clear they do not see eye-to-eye.

The former lit the fire in January last year, when he mocked the latter's physique during a Twitch stream.

Bryson goes after Brooks’ physique!!

— Eric Patterson (@EPatGolf) January 15, 2020

One of the most dedicated athletes on the PGA Tour, Koepka had featured on ESPN's Body Issue photoshoot the previous year. His Ryder Cup teammate, however, wasn't impressed.

"In [ESPN's] Body Issue he didn't even have any abs, I can tell you that," DeChambeau said. "I got some abs." Incidentally, the 27-year-old's body transformation was one of the themes of last season, as DeChambeau added almost 40 pounds worth of muscle between January 2020 and over the coronavirus-enforced hiatus that ground golf to a halt between March and May last year.

Koepka's statuesque physique has long stood out on the PGA Tour and it didn't take long for the Floridian to fire back tweeting a picture of his four major trophies.

You were right @b_dechambeau I am 2 short of a 6 pack!

— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) January 16, 2020

"You were right, I'm two short of a six pack," Koepka tweeted, tagging his rival in the post.

At the time, DeChambeau was still chasing his first major, a quest which ended eight months later when he won the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York.

The clip will do little to improve the relationship between the two, who will in all likelihood be teammates in September when Team U.S. takes on Team Europe in the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin.

Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau
Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau attend the launch The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Presented by EGA at Masdar City - a unique ‘city of the future’ in the United Arab Emirates on January 14, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Andrew Redington/Getty Images