Why Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau did not group in the U.S. Open

The United States Golf Association decided not to satisfy the aspirations of the golf world. During the 2021 U.S. Open, opponents Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau will not play together—at least not in the first two rounds.

Instead, DeChambeau will partner with Hideki Matsuyama and Tyler Strafaci, and Koepka will partner with Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas. Obviously, this is for a reason.

according to Brad FaxonThe U.S. Golf Association did consider pairing DeChambeau and Koepka, but their efforts to do so were rejected by DeChambeau.

“I found out last night that the U.S. Golf Association did indeed call Bryson DeChambeau and his agent to ask if they agree. Bryson refused,” Faxon said.

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This is consistent with what Rick Reilly said in a deleted tweet. Reilly claimed that the U.S. Golf Association wanted the past three winners of the event-Koepka, DeChambeau and Gary Woodland-to play together. But Woodland said that De Chambeau “will never do this.”


It is not clear why DeChambeau refused to play with Koepka.Obviously, the two have Involved in a protracted battle This can be traced back to 2019, but Koepka has already stated that he will play with De Chambeau.

At the media meeting on Tuesday, DeChambeau denied that USGA had contacted him about the matchmaking issue, saying that he “will accept it” but “never really experienced anything with me.” Koepka also said in an interview on Tuesday that the U.S. Golf Association had not asked him about the Dechambeau and Woodland trio.

Nevertheless, this seems to be a missed opportunity for USGA, even if it is not its own fault. The Koepka-DeChambeau competition has intensified in recent weeks, arousing the interest of sports fans everywhere.A momentary display on the camera Koepka is frustrated with De Chambeau In an interview, he yelled and rekindled disharmony, while Koepka’s supporters were kicked out of the Memorial Tournament for insulting De Chambord.

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Of course, this discord has always been “Good for games“As Koepka hinted, if these two stars fight side by side, this will be some rare must-see early golf game.

Instead, golf fans will have to accept that DeChambeau will play with 2021 Masters champion Matsuyama, while Koepka will play with 2017 PGA champion Thomas and 2020 PGA champion Morikawa.

But deep down, they hope that DeChambeau and Koepka will advance and be paired someday on the weekend.

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