Inside the Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau feud that may tear Team USA apart

The feud between Brooks Koepka and Byson DeChambeau is one of the major talking points as the Ryder Cup gets underway.

The pair have an ongoing rivalry which dates back years and may threaten to cause Team USA some issues as they take on Team Europe in the head-to-head competition.

After being selected by team captain Steve Strickler, Koepka and DeChambeau were handed a warning to not let any personal issues get in the way of success.

DeChambeau has since insisted everything will be fine between the two golfers, but should tensions rise over the weekend, their conflict may surface again.

It began in 2019 when Koepka complained about the length of time his compatriot took to eye up his shots before eventually taking them.

"I just don't understand how it takes a minute and 20 seconds, a minute and 15 to hit a golf ball; it's not that hard," he said.

DeChambeau's slow play earned him a lot of stick from his fellow golfers and he confronted Koepka's caddie, ironically telling him 'if Koepka has something to say he should say it to my face'.

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Their next conflict of note came in early 2020 when DeChambeau criticised Koepka's body after he had appeared topless in a magazine.

"I don't know if his genetics even make him look good, to be honest," he said. "He didn't have any abs, I can tell you that. I got some abs."

Koepka hit back by tweeting a picture of his four major trophies to DeChambeau with the caption: "You were right I am 2 short of a 6 pack!"

More social media jabs followed when Kopeka suggested DeChambeau, who had bulked up, had 'roid rage' when he confronted a cameraman during a tournament.

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Their feud then went up a notch in May of this year when Koepka was being interviewed at the PGA Championship and DeChambeau walked loudly behind him.

The noise distracted Koepka who rolled his eyes and he said: "I lost my train of thought, yeah, hearing that bulls***."

The clip was leaked, much to the amusement of golf fans, and went viral.

Further digs have been made in the past few months including DeChambeau saying: "It’s nice to be living rent free in your head!"

There were calls to partner the two together for the match play, but Koepka has been placed with Daniel Berger for Friday's action after Strickler said he wouldn't put him with DeChambeau – probably for the best.

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