Ryder Cup 2018
Oct 2nd, 2018
Koepka & Johnson 'at each other's throat's in Sunday night altercation
You can't make this stuff up...
Words: Florida Dayton
Strewth, lads, can't we all just learn to get along?!! Now it turns out Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka had to be pulled apart after an altercation on Sunday night...
The pair were reportedly 'at each other's throats' during the post-match festivities after their 17.5 – 10.5 defeat to Europe in The Ryder Cup in Paris. Koepka, it is said, threatened to 'flatten' Johnson.
DJ's fiancee Paulina Gretzky, who is a good friend of Koepka's fiancee Jena Sims, was reported to have been close by to the incident, as too was one of the European players' wives. Insiders said that Gretzky was "clearly shocked and upset by the nastiness, which was very threatening."
Gretzky deleted all pictures of DJ from her Instagram account a couple of weeks ago, sparking rumours of a split, especially after it emerged there was 'another woman', Yassie Saffia, allegedly at the centre of the rift.
Johnson quickly made a statement on social media about the situation with him and Paulina, stating that all relationships have their 'ups and downs' and that they are 'committed to being a family'.
Witnesses say that Johnson and Koepka came close to blows after a heated exchange following an invite into the European team room. The reason for the bust-up was not known but the incident came as a bit of a surprise considering the two are believed to be friends off the golf course, working out together at the same Jupiter, Florida gym and had shared the nickname of the 'the Bash Brothers', owing to their ability to hit the ball long.
Reports of the row between Johnson and Koepka come on the back of Patrick Reed's attack on Jordan Spieth, who he blamed for ending their previously successful Ryder Cup partnership, and Tony Finau's rejection of Reed's claims of big egos and disharmony in the USA locker room.
Reed and Spieth had won four and halved two of their seven matches together at Gleneagles and Hazeltine, but Reed was twice paired with Tiger Woods and Spieth played four matches with Justin Thomas in Paris.
Reports that Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods got into a flare up after a game of hopscotch turned nasty remain unproven...