Golf: Rivals DeChambeau, Koepka to face off in The Match

Team USA's Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau during the opening ceremony for the 2021 Ryder Cup.
Team USA's Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau during the opening ceremony for the 2021 Ryder Cup.PHOTO: REUTERS

LAS VEGAS (REUTERS) - Americans Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka will renew their fierce rivalry in Las Vegas next month, facing off in The Match, a 12-hole, head-to-head event at the Wynn Golf Course.

The major winners set aside their long-standing feud to help the United States triumph over Europe at the Ryder Cup last week after months of hostilities, even exchanging a hug at their team's victory press conference.

But their Las Vegas showdown set for Nov 26 - the day after Thanksgiving - could reignite competitive tensions between 2020 US Open winner DeChambeau and four-time major winner Koepka, who are ranked seventh and ninth in the world respectively.

The 28-year-old DeChambeau won the most recent iteration of The Match, joining forces with reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers to defeat seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady and six-time major winner Phil Mickelson in July.