“You tell your man if he’s got something to say, say it to myself,” is how Koepka described DeChambeau’s remarks to Elliott, adding: “I thought that was ironic because he went straight to Ricky.”
Shortly thereafter, Koepka emerged from the locker room.
“Ricky told me when I came out, and then I just walked right over to him, we had a conversation,” Koepka said. “We both agreed we’d leave each other out of it and wouldn’t mention each other — just kind of let it die off.”
But apparently, it did not end there. Koepka said that DeChambeau brought up his name — gasp! — while playing video games online.
“Said a few things,” Koepka explained. “So now it’s fair game.”
Perhaps to no one’s surprise, DeChambeau said on Tuesday that he did not remember anything about the meeting with Koepka.
“I don’t know what he’s talking about in that regard,” he said. “Maybe that’s on me.”
DeChambeau continued: “We just had a conversation that I really don’t know what happened, because we haven’t really bantered back and forth until now. So it’s like: ‘Why is that happening now?’”
DeChambeau adjusted his golf cap and offered a half smile.
“Besides that, I’m just here to play golf,” he said.
Yet he added a final thought, suggesting that he didn’t necessarily want the chatter to end.
“If we want to keep bantering back and forth, obviously being respectful and keeping lines where they aren’t getting crossed,” DeChambeau said. “Yeah, I think it’s fun and a good environment for people in golf.”