A war of words continues between Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm after Team Europe led the U.S. on the first day of the Ryder Cup in Italy. Brooks took a dig at Rahm’s behavior during the tournament at the Marco Simone Golf Club.
The 33-year-old American, alongside Scottie Scheffler, was confident of earning the first point for Team America as they led one up on the 18th hole.
Soon, Rahm holed a 35-foot putt and gave Europe a half—the putt of course some sour feelings for the American after a very tough day.
Koepka in an interview expressed his frustrations and said they could hit the board and pout just like Jon Rahm did, but it is ‘Act like a child’, so they moved on.
But Team Europe’s captain Luke Donald did not understand what Koepka was talking about. Donald praised Rahm and said that the 28-year-old Spanish golfer is very professional and passionate. Donald didn’t notice any childish behavior from Jon.
U.S. captain Zach Johnson differed his opinion from Koepka and explained that Koepka was frustrated with how Jon helped his team to secure points and the rest of the day didn’t go well for team U.S.
Zach added that they had two birdie putts and were to leave it short. So, Jon executed his shot, played the percentage properly and the ball went in. That was a great putt.