Brooks Koepka dismisses Rory McIlroy competition: ‘I am not having a look within the rearview replicate’

Golfing’s global No. 1 Brooks Koepka has close down communicate of a competition with Rory McIlroy, reminding the Northern Irishman that he hasn’t gained a significant in 5 years.

Regardless of McIlroy sitting simply at the back of the American on the earth scores, Koepka has disregarded the concept the 2 are in pageant.

“I’m no longer having a look at any person at the back of me. I’m primary on the earth.” Koepka advised newshounds. “I have were given an open highway in entrance of me – I am not having a look within the rearview replicate, so I do not see it as a competition.

“I have been out right here for, what, 5 years. Rory hasn’t gained a significant since I have been at the PGA Excursion.”

Koepka is a four-time main champion. (Credit score: Getty Photographs)

Koepka joined the PGA Excursion in 2015 and has since gained america Open in 2017 and 2018 in addition to back-to-back PGA Championships in 2018 and 2019. Those victories made him the primary golfer in historical past to carry back-to-back titles in two majors concurrently.

“Glance, I really like Rory,” added the 29-year-old. “He is a really perfect participant and he is a laugh to observe, however it is simply laborious to consider there is a competition in golfing. I simply do not see it.

“You realize if the lovers do [call it a rivalry], then that is on them and it may well be a laugh.”

Even though McIlroy’s remaining main name was once again in 2014, the Northern Irishman did win the PGA Excursion’s FedEx Cup name this 12 months. He was once additionally named Participant of the 12 months for 2019 via his fellow PGA Excursion execs.

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The 30-year-old pipped Koepka on the Excursion Championship to protected his 2nd FedEx Cup name and a $15 million providence.

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