After getting crushed on social media for taking two minutes to hit an eight-foot putt, an irritated Bryson DeChambeau arrived for his final round at The Northern Trust on Sunday wanting a word with pace-of-play advocate Brooks Koepka.
Ironically, DeChambeau approached Koepka's caddie, Ricky Elliott, on the practice green and told him to tell his boss to make slow-play comments "to my face," according to Golfweek's Eamon Lynch.
Koepka received the message, and he said "I have no problem saying anything to anyone's face" before walking over to chat with DeChambeau, according to Lynch.
"I mentioned his name once. I don't think I've come at him," Koepka said after his final round, according to Golf Channel's Rex Hoggard. "I just talked about slow play, and obviously he feels I'm talking about him every time."
Koepka first started sounding off about slow play when a video emerged of DeChambeau taking one minute and 30 seconds to hit a shot at the Dubai Desert Classic in January.
"Everyone out here (is) probably a little bit more afraid of confrontation than in other sports. I think you see that," Koepka continued. "There's always been some confrontation on a team. Sometimes it helps and you figure out what the root of the problem is, and start working on it."
DeChambeau and Koepka continued their conversation after the final round on Sunday, and any issue between the two has apparently been settled.
"Koepka said a lot of things about slow play out in the public, and you guys have asked him that and he has the right to say things just as I do," DeChambeau said, according to Hoggard. "I have heard him talk about slow play before and he has mentioned my name before, and I just wanted to clear the air. He's got respect for me; I have respect for him. So, no issues."