"If I break my wrist, it's on f***ing both of you." - Koepka and Berger act the spoiled child
Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger showed a complete lack of respect to a pair of rules officials at the Ryder Cup on Saturday afternoon.
"If I break my wrist, it's on f***ing both of you," said the notoriously confrontational Koepka, as he aggressively and unflatteringly attempted to barge his way to a free drop from nothing more than a bad lie. Then Daniel Berger, like a spoiled child with an eye for trouble, chimed in with his own smart alec style, the only trouble being that nobody was taking him seriously because of the hood he was wearing over his head.
"Have you ever seen me hit a ball?" continued a visibly frustrated Koepka.
But the rules officials stood their ground, refused to be intimidated and ultimately, were vindicated when after a big song and dance, Koepka took on the shot, didn't come anywhere close to breaking his wrist and left it on the green.
"I've seen you hit plenty of balls," replied one of the game-keepers firmly. He could just as easily have told the golfer to watch his step.
— Geoff Shackelford (@GeoffShac) September 25, 2021
In total, the controversy dragged on for around ten minutes and as you watched the American teammates sneer and snigger in the direction of the officials, as you watched them roll their eyes and then turn their backs when they weren't getting what they wanted, it was easy to be reminded of two spoiled kids in a class-room. But these were grown men and from Koepka and Berger, this wasn't good enough.
The rules officials could have been excused a little smile to themselves though when, 20 minutes later, Koepka and Berger were nursing the wounds of a three and one loss to Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm.