Koepka says DeChambeau is 'fair game' after broken agreement

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Brooks Koepka was willing to stop his feud with Bryson DeChambeau in 2019 after the two disagreed about slow play on the PGA TOUR.

However, DeChambeau apparently broke an agreement between the two last year after taking a shot on Twitch at Koepka's appearance in ESPN's Body Issue. Koepka says DeChambeau has been "fair game" ever since.

"We had a conversation at Liberty (National). He didn't hold up his end of the bargain, and I didn't like that, so I'll take my shots," Koepka said, according to ESPN's Bob Harig.

Koepka continued: "He didn't like that I had mentioned his name in slow play, so we had a conversation in the locker room. And then, I guess we said something else in the press conference, but (I) didn't mention his name in it, and he walked up to (my caddie) Ricky (Elliott), said something.

"It was, 'You tell your man if he's got something to say, say it to myself.' I thought that was ironic because he went straight to Ricky. Ricky told me when I came out, (I) hit a few putts and then just walked right over to (DeChambeau), we had a conversation.

"We both agreed we'd leave each other out of it and wouldn't mention each other, just kind of let it die off, wouldn't mention each other's names, just go about it."

At that point, Koepka believed the beef was over.

But it wasn't.

"So, then he decided, I guess, he was going on that little, whatever, playing video games online ... and (he) brought my name up and said a few things. So, now it's fair game," Koepka said.

Here's the clip that reignited the feud:

Koepka reiterated he doesn't believe the drama with DeChambeau will have any negative effect on the upcoming Ryder Cup.

"It's only a week," the 31-year-old said. "I can put it aside for business. If we're going to be on the same team, I can deal with anybody in the world for a week. ... I'm pretty sure we're not going to be paired together; put it that way. I think it's kind of obvious."

Koepka begins his quest for career major No. 5 at 3:03 a.m. ET on Thursday with DeChambeau seven groups behind.

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