And so a new template for the next viral meme was born, with the most willing users being NFL superstar and seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady.
The 43-year-old defender mocked DeChambeau when he announced the two would join the upcoming ‘The Match III’ – alongside Phil Mickelson and Aaron Rodgers – with a series of memes targeting the 2020 US Open winner.
Koepka says he thinks competition can be good for golf.
“The younger generation – I understand the traditionalists don’t agree with that. I understand that, but I think to develop the game you have to reach out to the younger generation and I think that’s the thing – I don’t I don’t mean this – but it’s reaching a whole lot of people.
“It’s golfing in front of everyone.”
DeChambeau is not opposed to it either.
“I think it’s fun,” he said at his pre-US Open press conference. “There’s a point where it’s a great joke.
“Personally I like it. I think, as time goes on, I hope at the end of the week we can go head to head and compete. I think it’s going to be fun and it’s going to be great for the game.”
Competitions between golfers are not uncommon. There’s been Arnold Palmer against Jack Nicklaus and more recently Tiger Woods against Phil Mickelson.
But the age of social media has really helped amplify the Koepka-DeChambeau problem.
The original clip of Koepka’s frustration at DeChambeau was a departure from a Golf Channel interview that was leaked on social media.
Memes exchanged between players have increased tensions, with DeChambeau posting a snap of Koepka with a smaller image of him on his Instagram story saying he is living “for free” in the head of the big four times winner.
“I’m fine with whatever I do. I don’t really live with regrets. I have nothing to be sad about. From everyone I’ve talked to, that’s what and goes on.”
With the competition surpassing social media, entertainment fans have come to appreciate the two giants of the game.
That’s why, as the US Open kicks off on Thursday at Torrey Pines, some are demanding to pair Koepka and DeChambeau on the opening day of the third major of the season.
Although the pair have been split for the opening two rounds, as two of the game’s top players, both could feature on Team USA for the upcoming Ryder Cup in September .
The hotly contested six-month U.S.-European contest, delayed since last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, is being held in Whistling Straits.
However, when asked about whether he thought their hit could distract the 12-man team, Koepka poured cold water on that opinion.
“Let’s say I don’t play with Bryson or Bryson doesn’t play with me; he takes care of his game, and I will take care of my game, and I don’t know if that has any effect. What would you do? outside the golf course has no effect on the golf course.”
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