Golf

Bryson DeChambeau wants to end dispute with fellow U.S. golfer Koepka, coach says

American Bryson DeChambeau wants to end to his long-running feud with four-time major winner and U.S. teammate Brooks Koepka, his coach Mike Schy said.

Pair will be teammates later this week at Ryder Cup event against Europe in Wisconsin

Bryson DeChambeau, left, who has had a long-running feud with fellow American golfer Brooks Koepka, right, wishes to repair the relationship, the former's coach says. They will be teammates for this week's Ryder Cup competition against Europe. (Getty Images/File)

American Bryson DeChambeau wants to end to his long-running feud with four-time major winner and U.S. teammate Brooks Koepka, his coach Mike Schy said.

DeChambeau has been involved in public rows with Koepka for more than a year, with U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker having to step in last month to broker peace between them.

Koepka once called out DeChambeau for slow play, while DeChambeau made fun of Koepka's physique in a magazine interview.

The feud picked up steam following a leaked interview Koepka recorded with the Golf Channel in May. As DeChambeau walked behind the camera, Koepka rolled his eyes and made obvious his distaste for the player.

"Whether or not they are both doing it to maximize their global profile, Bryson wants it over," Schy told the Times newspaper on Monday. "Move on. The bottom line is two big egos."

Missed Olympics due to COVID-19

Schy said DeChambeau can give the impression he is a "little selfish" because of his mannerisms but the 28-year-old is trying his best to contribute to the U.S. team as they prepare for this week's Ryder Cup.

World No. 7 DeChambeau will make his second appearance at the Ryder Cup, a biennial team competition between the United States and Europe, which will be held at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin from Friday.

"He loves team play. At times, when he's struggling, it can look a little selfish, but the reality is he is doing his best to contribute," Schy said.

Schy said that DeChambeau, who won last year's U.S. Open, "loves representing his country" and was disappointed to miss the Tokyo Olympics after he tested positive for COVID-19.

The 2021 Ryder Cup was originally scheduled for last year but pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Europe are defending champions after winning in 2018.

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