Fresh off a T-57 in the controversial Saudi International golf tournament last week, two-time U.S. Open champ and 2018 PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka was courtside Monday in Brooklyn for a meet-and-greet with one of the NBA’s biggest stars, Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Bucks were in town to face the Nets.
Koepka brought with him the PGA Championship Wanamaker Trophy, which he won by holding off Tiger Woods at Bellerive, and the two sports stars posed for photos.
“I’m sweaty,” Antetokounmpo said.
“No, you’re good, bro,” replied Koepka, who was one of several golfers to accept invitations – and appearance fees – to play in the inaugural European Tour event last weekend.
Among those also in the field: World No. 1 Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson (who won the event), Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Eddie Pepperell, Ian Poulter, Ernie Els, Lee Westwood and Thomas Bjorn.
Tiger Woods reportedly turned down more than $3 million to play.
Former president Bill Clinton was also at the game and met up with Koepka.
On Tuesday, during in a media roundtable in New York previewing the PGA Championship, Koepka said: “Yeah, I’ve never felt smaller, yeah. I’ve never — it’s incredible, I don’t consider myself a big dude, but I mean, I’ve never felt shorter. I think I was — I didn’t even reach his shoulders. I was about up to his mid-chest. It was kind of — I felt kind of embarrassed. It was like, man, I don’t feel big, I don’t feel strong, I don’t feel any — I don’t feel like that normally, but he really knew how to put me in a body bag (laughing).”