Taking everything into account, Brooks Koepka shouldn’t be at Whistling Straits one week from now with the U.S. Ryder Cup group.
On the off chance that he doesn’t care for the occasion, the previous group commander and current Golf Channel examiner said Wednesday, Koepka should surrender his spot.
“I’m not sure he loves the Ryder Cup that much, if he doesn’t love it he should relinquish his spot and get people there who do love it,” Azinger said Wednesday, through ESPN’s Bob Harig. “Not every person accepts it. In any case, in the event that you don’t adore it, and you’re not sold out, I think Brooks — particularly being harmed — ought to consider whether he truly needs to be there.
“And if you add the Bryson [DeChambeau] dynamic to that, that would be an even easier decision for him.”
Koepka doesn’t seem like he partakes in the Ryder Cup
Koepka, in a wide-running meeting with Golf Digest, doesn’t seem like he appreciates playing in the Ryder Cup by any means.
“It’s a bit odd, if I’m honest,” he said. “I don’t want to say it’s a bad week. We’re just so individualized, and everybody has their routine and a different way of doing things, and now, it’s like OK, we have to have a meeting at this time or god do this or go do that. It’s the opposite of what happens during a major week. If I break down a major week, it’s so chill.”
The feverish idea of a Ryder Cup, combined with the group angle, simply isn’t something he appreciates. He said he can’t go to the rec center or press in a rest or unwind, which makes playing significantly more hard for him.
“It’s tough,” Koepka said. “There are times where I’m like, I won my match. I did my job. What do you want from me? I know how to take responsibility for the shots I hit every week. Now, somebody else hit a bad shot and left me in a bad spot, and I know this hole is a loss. That’s new, and you have to change the way you think about things. You go from an individual sport all the time to a team sport one week a year. It’s so far from my normal routine.”
The eight-time PGA Tour champ was the main player who didn’t go to a training meeting this week at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, as well, in front of the occasion that starts off on Sept. 24. Koepka pulled out from the Tour Championship recently, as well, because of a wrist injury.
In any case, notwithstanding his affections for the occasion and his physical issue, Koepka said he’ll be all set.
“I’m feeling good,” he said, via Golfweek. “Been doing my rehab, doing everything I need to do to be ready for the Cup. I’ll be there ready to play.”