What are sports activities if followers can’t interact in just a little pleasant chirping?
That’s how Brooks Koepka views the PGA Tour’s newest determination to restrict fan engagement at occasions following the BMW Champion incident involving Bryson DeChambeau.
Koepka informed reporters on Thursday forward of the Tour Championship that golfers have all been the topic of each good and dangerous consideration from followers sooner or later, naturally being so near the gallery.
“I imply, while you’re on the market, you’ll be able to hear all the pieces, so all people’s been informed one thing or stated one thing they did not like and, I imply, that is sports activities,” he stated, through the Golf Channel. “It isn’t a sport when you received individuals cheering for you and towards you. It is sort of troublesome to name it a sport, is not it?”
Koepka did admit whereas a good quantity of taunting is a part of the sport, there’s a line that may undoubtedly be crossed at occasions.
“I believe there comes a time a spot I believe the place you’ll be able to see fan conduct get just a little extreme. You sort of see it within the NBA just a little bit. Possibly out right here, as properly,” he stated. “However, like I stated, all people attempt to be as respectful as you could be. Gamers, the followers, all people may use just a little bit extra respect.”
PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan stated this week the Tour will take away any followers that shout “Brooksie” after a fan yelled it at DeChambeau over the weekend, in reference to his ongoing feud with Koepka.
Different gamers like Rory McIlroy and Patrick Cantlay have since spoken out in protection of DeChambeau.