Cape Town - Less than a week after Brooks Koepka
denied any kind of dust-up with Ryder Cup team-mate Dustin Johnson, US
team captain Jim Furyk now says something happen between the two.
Reports surfaced shortly after the United States' 17.5-10.5 defeat to
Europe that Johnson and Koepka had to be separated by fellow players
and officials after getting into a heated argument.
Some reports suggested the duo's partners - Paulina Gretzky,
Johnson's fiancee, and Jena Sims, Koepka's girlfriend - were also
At the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland last week, Koepka denied such an event occurred.
"This Dustin thing I don't get. There is no fight. There is no argument. He is one of my best friends. I love the kid to death," said Kopeka.
"We talked on the phone Monday and yesterday so tell me how we
fought? I don't know. People like to make a story and run with it."
But US captain Furyk has now confirmed the incident did occur, although he downplayed the seriousness of it.
"Whatever altercation started, or what happened, it was very brief," said Furyk.
"It was very short. Neither one of them really took anything out of it.
"They're like brothers. Brothers may argue, brothers get into it. But
they're as close as they've ever been, and it really had no effect on
either one of them."