Bryson DeChambeau hinted at it during the Ryder Cup, and now it will happen: a golf match between DeChambeau and adversary Brooks Koepka.
The 12-hole match (not 18) between the two golfers who feuded for much of 2021 will take place Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving, at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas.
Turner Sports will televise The Match, which the PGA Tour announced Tuesday, on TNT (as well as TBS, TruTV and HLN) at 4 p.m. ET.
Both players took to social media after The Match was announced.
“So does this mean we’re having ‘Friendsgiving,'” Koepka tweeted.
Added DeChambeau: “Finally what the world has been waiting to see.”
It will be the fifth edition of The Match and the first that will be a one-on-one since the initial encounter between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in 2018.
Mickelson and Woods were involved in a second Match along with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning. This will be the first time that Mickelson is not involved as a player, but he is expected to have some role, likely as part of the broadcast.
In July, DeChambeau partnered with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to defeat Mickelson and Brady in the fourth installment of The Match.
The DeChambeau-Koepka feud dates to early 2019 when Koepka made an issue of DeChambeau and slow play. It escalated this year after an interview that was not aired went viral following the PGA Championship in which Koepka showed his disdain for DeChambeau as he walked behind him while about to conduct an interview.
It grew from there, to the point that spectators were often heard to taunt DeChambeau with the cry “Brooksy” at various tournaments.
The issues between the two became big enough that U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker sought to defuse things before the event last month. The players didn’t practice or play together during the Ryder Cup, but there was a seemingly reconciliatory handshake after the event.
DeChambeau also noted the team dinner on…
Source : espn