Bitter golf rivals' clash decided in embarrassing style

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Brooks Koepka got the past laughter implicit bitter rival Bryson DeChambeau, defeating him easy successful their 12-hole showdown connected Friday.

Billed arsenic the 5th iteration of 'The Match', the brace faced disconnected successful one-on-one contention connected pay-per-view, playing connected the Wynn people successful Las Vegas.

The brace were each quadrate aft the archetypal hole, but erstwhile Koepka sunk a birdie connected the 2nd determination was nary looking back.

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Two much birdies connected 5 and six enactment Koepka 3 up with six holes near to play, and past a 4th connected 8 meant DeChambeau would person to triumph each of the 4 remaining holes to adjacent unit a tie.

After DeChambeau missed his birdie putt connected the ninth with Koepka conscionable 10 feet from the hole, helium told his adversary to prime his shot up, ending the lucifer 3 holes early.

Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka shingle hands aft their match. (Getty)

"Where is this connected the PGA Tour?" DeChambeau cheekily asked, referencing Koepka's patchy signifier successful 2021.

"I've ever had a respect for Brooks," DeChambeau said afterwards.

"At the extremity of the time it was 12 holes and helium got me. Hopefully there'll beryllium a re-match sometime soon."

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Koepka agreed that determination was a communal respect but was delighted to settee it erstwhile and for all.

"Watching him up adjacent and personal, it's beauteous neat, beauteous peculiar watching him deed the ball. There is respect there, but astatine the aforesaid clip it was amusive to travel retired present and settee this."

He besides rapidly answered "no" erstwhile asked if the brace had go champion friends arsenic a effect of the match.

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