Brooks Koepka remains bemused about recent reports.
By now you’ve probably heard that Koepka and Dustin Johnson (known to be close friends) reportedly almost came to blows at the European team’s celebration party after the Ryder Cup.
Koepka spoke days later ahead of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, expressing his complete bafflement at the reports of a fight. He matter-of-factly denied there was any altercation between the two.
The three-time major champion further denied it by refuting a separate report that the pair also had a spat on the plane from Atlanta to Paris following the Tour Championship.
But Jim Furyk, the U.S. Ryder Cup captain, seemed to stir the pot a bit on this again Monday in a Golf Channel interview.
Furyk also refuted the plane story, but he did imply something indeed happened at that Ryder Cup party.
“Whatever altercation started, or what happened, it was very brief. It was very short. Neither one of them really took anything out of it,” Furyk said.
So yeah, it’s already been a bit of a wild week or so with this story.
Koepka simultaneously continued and tried to put to bed this story on Tuesday. The 28-year-old was named PGA Tour Player of the Year on Tuesday and went on the Dan Patrick Show.
Patrick brought up the altercation story and asked Koepka why such a fight was reported.
Koepka chuckled before going into a long answer in which he continued to deny any fight and express his confusion at the reports:
“I have no idea (why this was reported). We went in there to go congratulate the Europeans and tell them ‘Congrats’ on a job well done and say hey. I don’t know how this started, I have no idea. I was texting with (Dustin) before I even knew the story even existed and we chatted a few times during the week as we normally would. I saw him this morning, and the 20 people that were here can vouch for me that there’s nothing there. We don’t get it, we’ve laughed about, we’ve talked about it.
“We could’ve been talking about college football and how bad Florida State was … it could have been one of those things, I’m like, ‘Dude, we’re not that bad,’ and then you never know what somebody heard. Sometimes you jump in the middle of a conversation, you have no idea what’s going on and you just hear a certain part of it. … I don’t know what they think they saw or what they think they heard, but it was far from the truth.”
Koepka, who played college golf at Florida State, was also asked if he could take Johnson in a fight.
“It’d be a good match, I think,” Koepka said. “I’ve seen instances, so I’m sure it’d be a good fight.”
You can view the full interview below.
Oh, and the PGA Tour released a video of Koepka and Johnson indirectly poking fun at the reports.
At the very least, Koepka’s stance is clear.