- Ian Rapoport shares what he’s heard about the infamous Brooks Koepka eye roll at Bryson DeChambeau.
- According to Rapoport, it has something to do with DeChambeau’s now-former caddie.
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Everyone has offered up their theories as to why Brooks Koepka hit Bryson DeChambeau with the eye-roll scene ’round the world at the PGA Championship earlier this year. The leaked video has had not only the golf world but the entire sports world talking about the beef between Koepka and DeChambeau for weeks on end.
Now, a new theory has entered the situation, and it comes from an extremely unlikely source: NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport recently joined ‘The Pat McAfee Show’ and explained that according to his sources, DeChambeau’s now-former caddie, Tim Tucker, fits into the equation.
The Thursday morning of last week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, DeChambeau and his caddie announced that they had split. According to Rapoport, DeChambeau and Tucker have “long been at odds” and other players on the PGA Tour don’t like the way DeChambeau treats Tucker. Rapoport’s source said Koepka’s eye-roll was a reaction to DeChambeau yelling at his caddie.
“That was because, from what I was told by a source, DeChambeau was yelling at his caddie and Koepka had to listen to it and didn’t like it, so that’s why he stopped the interview,” Rapoport explained.
While Rapoport and his source’s theory isn’t all that crazy, Koepka already revealed what DeChambeau did to set him off. DeChambeau was simply being loud, and Koepka didn’t appreciate it.
“I don’t want to say he was like screaming, he was saying something about how he hit a perfect shot and it shouldn’t have been there, and it was just very, very loud. I don’t think the mics picked up on that, but it felt like just so that the fans could hear,” Koepka explained.
With the media right there, you kind of know, hey, look, we’re all kind of in this area, just tone it down, and it was just so loud.”
Rapoport’s theory may be juicier, but it’s probably a safer bet to trust Koepka’s side of the story, seeing as how he was there and all.