"It's fine" - Brooks Koepka weighs in on fan behaviour

Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka has given his verdict on fan behaviour at PGA Tour events, insisting that whilst there's room for improvement, it's generally not an issue.

The four-time major champion was speaking in the wake of tour commissioner Jay Monahan outlining changes to the fans' code of conduct earlier this week.

Going forward, any fan deemed to be making "comments or gestures that undermine the welcoming and inclusive nature of the game" or who harass players, caddies,volunteers, officials, staff or other spectators will face the threat of ejection from tournament grounds. 

• New Netflix show to go behind scenes of PGA Tour

• Patrick Reed was left "battling for my life"

The subject of fan behaviour has been thrust into the spotlight again recently following an escalation in tensions between Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau which has resulted in hecklers sarcastically branding the latter 'Brooksy' at tournaments throughout the summer.

Asked for his thoughts on the matter after the opening round of this week's season-ending Tour Championship, Koepka said: "I mean, I get it. Everybody's trying to be as respectful as you can. Between me, the fans, everybody, try to live their life like that. So I think we all can do a better job. But at the same time, it's fine."

Koepka added that he, personally, hasn't seen or experienced much of a deterioration in the way of supporters' behaviour.

"When you're out there, you can hear everything, so everybody's been told something or said something they didn't like and, I mean, that's sports," he said. "But, yeah, I mean, I think there comes a time a place I think where you can see fan behavior get a little excessive. You kind of see it in the NBA a little bit. Maybe out here as well.

• Bryson breaks silence on Koepka, hecklers and more

• WATCH: Golfer hits shank on 12 at Augusta National

"But, like I said, everybody try to be as respectful as you can be. Players, everybody, the fans, everybody could use a little bit more respect.

"It doesn't matter what you say, I'm so focused on what I got to do. And let's be honest, most of them wouldn't say that stuff if they were in the street right next to me, and I know that, but you put a rope in between us and they think it's going to protect them."

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
Drivers
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
Ping
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
Titleist
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
Cobra
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

New report reveals true state of UK golf participation
PING Scottish Open Series set for final showdown
PGA Tour pro rips Bubba Watson over LIV Golf
Patrick Reed SUES Golf Channel and Brandel Chamblee for $750m
Your chance to win a lesson... with Rory McIlroy!

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Don’t shift your weight off the ball
Watch
play button
Get your swing on a better plane
Watch
play button
Keep the arms and body connected
Watch
play button
A bad grip will lead to bad swings
Watch
See all videos right arrow