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

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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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