Northern Trust: Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau 'clear the air' about slow play



Bryson DeChambeau discusses ‘clearing the air’ with Brooks Koepka regarding ‘slow play’ prior to the final round of The Northern Trust in New Jersey.
Greg Mattura, Staff Writer, @gregmattura

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Brooks Koepka, leader of The Accusers, and Bryson DeChambeau, poster boy for The Accused, met face-to-face Sunday morning to discuss one of golf’s forever battlegrounds: Slow play.

Koepka and DeChambeau have different perspectives, but with the Statue of Liberty serving as the backdrop, here is what these fellow Americans agree on:

Yes, slow play should absolutely be penalized!

“Penalizing,” DeChambeau said during an interview a few minutes after Koepka’s, “I’m a huge advocate of it.”

This Northern Trust may well be remembered as “The Koepka-DeChambeau Summit,” more than for Patrick Reed winning the first event of the three-tournament FedEx Cup Playoffs. And with Liberty National Golf Club right across the river from New York City — and the United Nations — what better place for their meeting?

DeChambeau, 25, who hails from California and won last year’s Northern Trust, approached Koepka’s caddie and asked for a pre-round chat…

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