How an internet meme helped fuel sport’s biggest rivalry

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now it’s one of Play Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, after months of greatest rivalry and anticipation Period and go face to face in the fifth edition of golf “match” On November 26, the day after Thanksgiving.

DeChambeau and Koepka will compete over 12 holes at the Wynn Golf Course, Las Vegas, with proceeds from the event going to charity.

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It is a rivalry that has been going on for more than two years, and it all started with a dispute over slow play, and Koepka criticizing Dechambeau’s careful approach.

Koepka’s nude spill in ESPN’s body issue in 2019 also proved to be a moment of friction between the two American golfers.

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Still winning a Major at the time, DeChambeau made a comment about Koepka’s physique, saying on a Fortnite Twitch stream: “In the body issue, he had no abs. I got some abs.”

Koepka responded with a photo of her four major trophies — two from the US Open and two from the PGA Championship — with the caption: “You were right @b_dechambeau I’m 2 short of a 6 pack!”

Earlier this year, a Video “Hear the Bull**t,” a clip of Koepka losing her train of thought during DeChambeau following them in the middle of an interview at May’s PGA Championship took the feud up a notch.
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Fuel was added to the fire by NFL superstar and seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady.

The 43-year-old quarterback trolled DeChambeau over the announcement of the duo’s participation in ‘The Match III’ alongside Phil Mickelson and Aaron Rodgers, as well as a series of memes aimed at the 2020 US Open winner . It was DeChambeau’s first and only major victory so far.

Fans also surrounded DeChambeau at the Memorial Tournament, shouting “Brookie” as he walked past and was reportedly kicked out of the incident.

In response, Koepka posted a video harassing DeChambeau by offering free beer to spectators who were kicked out of the Memorial Tournament.

Although the pair appeared to bury a hat-trick during the Team US press conference after winning the 43rd Ryder Cup in September, that didn’t stop the trolling between the pair.

DeChambeau plays his shot from the seventh tee during the 43rd Ryder Cup foreball match on Saturday afternoon.

DeChambeau has made fun of Koepka’s poor form coming into The Match, posting a photo of his face – which was used as a meme template from earlier in the year – along with his last two results, in which he Missed the cut both times.

“Looks like @BKoepka is match-ready,” he said,

And even in their pre-match press conference, sparks continued to fly between the two.

Koepka questioned how great the rivalry is between the two players, as well as saying: “It’s good to play 12 holes. I mean, it’s better than playing 18 holes with Bryson. So to spend less time around him.” Anything.”

Earlier this year the PGA Tour introduced its Player Impact Program, a scheme that seeks to reward the 10 players who make the most, regardless of their results on the course, through a $40 million pool. More fans and sponsorships drive engagement.

According For Reuters, the player deemed most valuable could receive a reward of $8 million.

“He’s going out and trying to boo the crowd and not make him the man and talk to me about it. Like, you know, it’s kind of softball on me,” DeChambe said . “I guess you could say he’s trying to use social media as a platform to mess with me and no, we’re going to settle on the golf course.”

Now that they are both major winners and victorious Ryder Cup teammates, it will be fascinating to see how the two fair against each other.

Earlier this year the PGA Tour introduced its Player Impact Program, a scheme that seeks to reward the 10 players who make the most, regardless of their results on the course, through a $40 million pool. More fans and sponsorships drive engagement.

According For Reuters, the player deemed most valuable could receive a reward of $8 million.

The clash between the two American golfers will raise funds for the Advocates Pro Golf Association Tour and Feeding America, with DeChambeau donating Shriner Hospital and Koepka to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Over the last four installments of the series, over $30 million raised For various charities and initiatives.

TNT will exclusively broadcast the event, although its coverage will be simulcast on TBS, TruTV and HLN.

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