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Brooks Koepka sees no downside with chirping from the gallery: ‘That’s sports activities’

What are sports activities if followers can’t interact in somewhat pleasant chirping? 

That’s how Brooks Koepka views the PGA Tour’s newest resolution to restrict fan engagement at occasions following the BMW Champion incident involving Bryson DeChambeau.

Koepka instructed reporters on Thursday forward of the Tour Championship that golfers have all been the topic of each good and unhealthy consideration from followers in some unspecified time in the future, naturally being so near the gallery. 

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“I imply, once you’re on the market, you’ll be able to hear all the things, so everyone’s been instructed one thing or stated one thing they did not like and, I imply, that is sports activities,” he stated, through the Golf Channel. “It is not a sport should you acquired individuals cheering for you and in opposition to you. It is type 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. 

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“I feel there comes a time a spot I feel the place you’ll be able to see fan conduct get somewhat extreme. You type of see it within the NBA somewhat bit. Possibly out right here, as effectively,” he stated. “However, like I stated, everyone attempt to be as respectful as you could be. Gamers, the followers, everyone might use somewhat 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.  

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Different gamers like Rory McIlroy and Patrick Cantlay have since spoken out in protection of DeChambeau.

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