Bryson DeChambeau on Wednesday downplayed any rift with Brooks Koepka.
Talking to newshounds prematurely of his identify protection on the Dubai Wasteland Vintage, DeChambeau stated that he has “not anything however admire” for the sector No. 1 and that he’s moved on from a few of their social-media jousting.
“Individually to me, I’m well past that and now not even taking a look at that,” DeChambeau instructed newshounds, in keeping with the Scotsman. “It’s all excellent amusing. I’ve observed him, in truth, the previous few days the place I’m staying, and the whole lot’s wonderful. You already know, it’s now not an enormous deal.”
On a Twitch flow ultimate week, DeChambeau took a shot at Koepka’s body, pronouncing that the ESPN Frame Factor style didn’t have six-pack abs. “I’ve some abs,” stated DeChambeau, who in fresh months has added about 20 kilos in an try to achieve distance.
An afternoon later, Koepka answered with an image of his 4 main championship trophies, woofing: “You had been proper @b_dechambeau I’m 2 wanting a 6 pack!”
Requested if he laughed at Koepka’s retort, DeChambeau instructed newshounds Wednesday: “Completely. Like I stated, what I typed in there, there’s a explanation why he’s No. 1. So I’ve were given not anything however admire for him, and he is aware of that. I believe everyone will have to know that. For me, I’m simply looking to do my perfect every and on a daily basis, simply as he’s.”
Koepka isn’t taking part in in Dubai this week, however he seems to be spending the week there training and taking within the points of interest. He’s teeing it up once more subsequent week in Saudi Arabia, following a tie for 34th in his 2020 debut in Abu Dhabi.
DeChambeau had an early go out ultimate week in his season opener, firing a second-round 77 to omit the reduce. He returns this week to Dubai, the place a 12 months in the past he shot 24 underneath par and gained via seven pictures. (The direction setup is more difficult this 12 months, with longer and thicker tough.) It’s his ultimate international victory, as he’s dropped from 5th to 17th on this planet ratings.
DeChambeau took a big-picture way when taking a look on the 12 months, pronouncing that he’s striking a better emphasis at the majors. In contrast to Koepka, whose seven wins over the last 4 years comprises 4 majors, DeChambeau has but to complete higher than 15th in a big.
“All of my thoughts is taken up with the want to do neatly within the majors,” he stated. “That’s what I haven’t accomplished specifically neatly in my profession thus far, and I’m involved in converting that.”