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Rory McIlroy Has Surprising Response To Criticism From Brooks Koepka

Rory McIlroy Has Surprising Response To Criticism From Brooks Koepka

Rory McIlroy Has Surprising Response To Criticism From Brooks Koepka

Rory McIlroy has a surprising response to recent criticism from Brooks Koepka.

McIlroy, 30, was criticized recently by Koepka for essentially not doing anything of note over the past five years.

“I’ve been out here for, what, five years. Rory hasn’t won a major since I’ve been on the PGA Tour. So I just don’t view it as a rivalry,” Koepka said.

“I’m not looking at anybody behind me,” he continued.

“I’m No. 1 in the world. I’ve got open road in front of me and I’m not looking in the rearview mirror, so I don’t see it as a rivalry.”

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McIlroy was asked about Koepka’s comments on Monday.

“What Brooks said wasn’t wrong,” he replied.

“I don’t think he had to remind me that I hadn’t won one in a while,” McIlroy continued.

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“But I love Brooks, he’s a great guy and obviously super competitive like we all are.

“I guess I can see where he’s coming from; we’re out here, we can’t control anyone else, we just have to play our own golf.

“And look, I said a couple things after the Tour Championship that I approached that final round like a rivalry because he got one over on me in Memphis and I sorta wanted to get him back.”

It remains to be seen how Koepka will react to McIlroy essentially just taking the high road regarding his initial critical comments.

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