Brooks Koepka didn’t stay silent on the video giving American Ryder Cup fans hope.
The team’s social media account posted a 27-second clip of Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau briefly talking at the driving range on Tuesday in the lead-up to Friday’s showdown with Europe.
“Nothing to see here, teammates talk @b_dechambeau#GoUSA,” Koepka wrote.
The two stars have been entrenched in a bitter rivalry that has escalated since the PGA Championship in May, when a passing-by DeChambeau interrupted a Koepka interview on the Golf Channel.
“I lost my train of thought hearing that bulls–t,” Koepka said.
Now, Tuesday’s video, accompanied by an encouraging press conference from DeChambeau, has opened the possibility the Americans have put the anger behind them for the team event.
“A lot of this social media stuff has definitely been driven by a lot of external factors, not necessarily us two,” DeChambeau said. “We had some great conversations Tour Championship week when we had dinner, and then this week as well. I sat down and had dinner with him (Monday) night, and it was fine.”
The Ryder Cup starts Friday morning from Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.