‘Y’All Spun It That Way’ – Brooks Koepka Finally Responds to Outrage Over His Ryder Cup Comments

Brooks Koepka and his commitment to the Ryder Cup has been in question. The 31-year-old made some comments about the Ryder Cup not being in his DNA, which ultimately raised several other questions. However, Koepka has finally broken his silence about his comments, letting everyone know how he truly feels.

Right before the biennial event began, Koepka chose to clear the air over his comments and explained his stand. For him, the whole thing was not negative, something he feels was taken out of context. Let’s take a look at exactly what the Florida-native had to say.

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What does Brooks Koepka have to say about the Ryder Cup?

“I never said it was negative,” Koepka said, a day before the Ryder Cup 2020 began. “Y’all spun it that way. I never said it was negative. I said it was different. … I think it’s a lot of fun to play. I wouldn’t be nervous on that first tee if I didn’t care”. While Koepka’s words from the magazine downplayed his interest in the Ryder Cup, the player was quick to put an end to that thought.

This also sparked questions about Americans and how they can’t play in a team sport. Fans have been debating about the Europeans working better together, while the Americans need to play individually. Koepka’s interview with Golf Digest also had him discussing the Ryder Cup as a team event, something which he found to be difficult.

September 21, 2021; Kohler, Wisconsin, USA; U.S. Team player Brooks Koepka (right) hits his fairway shot in front of caddie Ricky Elliott (left) on the eighth hole during a practice round for the 43rd Ryder Cup golf competition at Whistling Straits. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Koepka admitted that one can take responsibility for their actions when playing individually. During the Ryder Cup, as one plays as a team, one bad move can affect someone else’s game as well.

This time, Koepka agreed that while some of what is said about the U.S. team might be true, not everything that goes around is a fact. “Someone’s got to lose, man. There’s two teams playing and there’s going to be a winner and there’s going to be a loser. It just comes down to who plays better, and I think it’s as simple as that”. 

Irrespective of what one thinks of Koepka, he will surely be playing for Team USA at the Whistling Straits. The tournament will begin on Friday, September 24.

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