Officially, the made-for-TV match between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka doesn’t start until next week. Unofficially, Bryson has already taken a 1-up lead.

DeChambeau delivered quite a dagger yesterday to get the trash-talking (re)started in the PGA Tour’s top feud. Brooks hasn’t been playing well of late, missing his past two cuts. And, well, Bryson let him know about it:

Ouch. And you thought they made up at the Ryder Cup.

Of course, we expected some banter between the two to drum up interest in the 26 12-hole exhibition in Las Vegas next Friday, US time.

Still, to kick a man while he’s down? A man whose struggles reached the point of resorting to a recent night range session? And to use that man’s infamous eyeroll that was directed at you against him? That’s pretty rough. Rough enough to even seem pretty genuine.

Anyway, shots fired from Bryson. Your turn, Brooks.

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