And so a new mold for the next viral meme was born, with the most desired user being NFL star and seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady.
The 43-year-old quarterback teased DeChambeau when announcing their participation in the upcoming ‘The Match III’ – along with Phil Mickelson and Aaron Rodgers – with a series of memes targeting the 2020 US Open winner.
Kupka says he thinks competition may be good for golf.
“The younger generation – I get the traditionalists who don’t agree with them. I understand that, but I think game development has to get to the younger generation, and I think that’s what – I don’t understand I don’t want to say that’s what this means – but it gets to the whole set of persons.
“It’s golf in front of people.”
DeChambeau is not opposed to that either.
“I think it’s fun,” he said in his press conference ahead of the US Open. “There comes a point where banter is great.
“Personally I like it. I think with time, I hope in the weekend we can play against each other and compete. I think it will be fun and it will be great for the game”
Rivalry between golfers is not uncommon. There was Arnold Palmer against Jack Nicklaus, and most recently there was Tiger Woods against Phil Mickelson.
But the age of social media has really helped amplify the Koepka-DeChambeau controversy.
The initial clip of Koepka’s frustration at DeChambeau was an excerpt from an interview with Golf Channel that was leaked on social media.
The memes exchanged between players amplified the tensions, with DeChambeau posting a headshot of Koepka with a smaller picture of himself on his Instagram story saying he is living “without rent” in the head of the four-time main winner.
“I’m fine with anything I do. I don’t really live with regret. Nothing I really resent. From everyone I’ve talked to, that’s what it is and move on.”
have no effect
With the start of the competition on social media, entertainment fans were cheering two giants in the game.
That’s why, with the US Open kicking off Thursday in Torrey Pines, some have been calling for a pairing of Koepka and DeChambeau on the opening day of the season’s third major.
Although the duo were split in the opening rounds, as two top match players, the duo could be included in Team USA for the upcoming Ryder Cup in September.
The semi-annual competition between the USA and Europe, which was postponed from last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, is being held at Whistling Straits.
However, when asked if he thought the feud between them could be a distraction for the 12-player team, Kopka poured cold water on the idea.
“Suppose I don’t play with Bryson or Bryson doesn’t play with me; he takes care of his game, I take care of my game, and I don’t know how that will have any effect. What you do off the golf course has no effect on the golf course.”