Koepka, DeChambeau to face off in fifth edition of ‘The Match’


During the Ryder Cup, it looked as though the feud between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau had hit a lull.

That’s over now, with the PGA pros set to face off in the fifth installment of “The Match,” which will air Thanksgiving weekend.

For those who are not familiar: The Match is an unofficial golf event that takes place in Las Vegas. Since the first big showdown between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, the event has been held in a match-play format. DeChambeau participated in the fourth Match paired up with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and won over a pairing of Mickelson and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

This rendition of The Match will only be played over 12 holes, which Golf.com suggests is a nod to boxing rounds. 

While the Mickelson-Woods head-to-head matchup in 2018 gave fans a reason to watch golf in November, there’s really no comparison to the potent rivalry between Koepka and DeChambeau that has been brewing over the last few years. Although the two appeared to shake hands during this year’s Ryder Cup, the ongoing beef appears to be back on.

Chelena Goldman grew up on a street where the boys played street hockey and yelling at baseball and football over the radio was a standard — making life as a sports geek the perfect fit. She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion. You can find her gabbing away on Twitter at @ChelenaGoldman.