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. 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.

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