Brooks Koepka snatched phone from fan in heated exchange
Brooks Koepka played well at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play last week, but the four-time major champion was in no mood to chum it up with fans after his big win over John Rahm.
Koepka defeated Rahm, who was the top-ranked golfer in the world at the time, in the Round of 16. After the win, a fan came up to Koepka and asked him, “Brooks, what do you say to beating Rahm?” The fan apparently got a bit too close for comfort. Koepka angrily snatched the fan’s cell phone. TMZ obtained the video, which you can see below:
Koepka could be heard shouting at the fan to “get it out of my face, man!” TMZ was told Koepka held onto the fan’s phone for a second before the golfer’s manager returned it.
That wasn’t the only tense exchange Koepka had with fans at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. He also lashed out at some people who were seeking an autograph.
Most people tend to think of Koepka as only being salty toward Bryson DeChambeau, but he often gets irritated with fans.
Photo: Feb 25, 2022; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA; Brooks Koepka watches after completing the sixth hole during the second round of The Honda Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports