Golf can be a fairly sanitised sport at the best of times, but that's what makes the feud between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau so entertaining.
It's fair to say that the pair aren't exactly on the best of terms. In fact, there seems to be genuine disdain there on all sides.
The moment Koepka rolled his eyes as DeChambeau walked by during a recent interview is genuinely one of the most entertaining sporting moments of the year so far and we can only hope we will be blessed with more incidents such as that going forward.
The rivalry was taken to a new level this week when DeChambeau reportedly had a number of spectators escorted from the Memorial Tournament this week for shouting 'Brooksy' at him, prompting his rival to offer such fans free cases of beer for their troubles.
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) June 4, 2021
DeChambeau has now said that while he doesn't mind some gentle ribbing, he expects the PGA Tour to step in if a line is crossed.
I think that's something that the Tour needs to handle, it's something I can't control.
I tried to take the high road numerous times and I think that, from my perspective, I'll continue to keep doing so and people are going to do what they want to do. So it is what it is...
I love what's been going on. I've had no issue with it whatsoever. I would say tennis and golf are the only two sports where like when you're hitting a shot everybody's usually quiet.
If it comes out to a point where they're affecting like your swing, like they're saying in your swing, that's a little over the line.
But everything else, I don't care. From an integrity standpoint and an honour of the game standpoint, the game has always been played in a certain way.
But I think golf is changing, it's evolving, so there's going to come a time where it is going to be like this and if I'm the person to take the brunt of it and whatever, you know, great.
Here's hoping we don't see an end to this one anytime soon.