Brooks Koepka: World number one dismisses notion of McIlroy rivalry

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World number one Brooks Koepka has disregarded the notion hes a competition with Rory McIlroy.
The nearest challenger in the world ranks of koepka, whose, pointed out that the Northern Irishman hasnt won a major as the American joined the PGA Tour.
I am not looking at anybody behind me. Im number one in the world, he explained.
I have open road in front of me I am not looking in the rearview mirror, therefore I dont see it like a rivalry.
I have been out here for, what, five years. Rory has not won a major because I have been on the PGA Tour.
29, koepka, was talking .
You know whether the lovers do [call it a rivalry], then thats on them also it might be entertaining, added the world number one, that equalled McIlroys tally of four key wins by successfully defending his US PGA Championship in May.
McIlroys final triumph came at exactly the same venue in 2014 but he did win the PGA Tours Fedex Cup title this season and was named player of the year by his former PGA Tour specialists.
Look I adore Rory he is a terrific player and hes fun to see, but its just tough to think there is a rivalry in golf. I just dont see it, continued Koepka.
McIlroy, 30, asserted he used a rivalry mentality to see the American off at the season-ending Tour Championship .
Koepka had outplayed McIlroy to acquire the World Golf Championship event in Memphis along with the Northern Irishman said he was determined to avenge that defeat in the PGA Tour finale.
He Koepka talked about trying to be the dominant player in the game… and I thoughtHes going to need to go through me , said McIlroy after his East Lake win.
If that is both of those mentalities moving forward, I believe that is great for the sport
Along with successfully safeguarding the US PGA name, Koepka shared fourth place together with McIlroys best leading conclusion in 2019, in the Open Championship and was likewise runner-up in the Masters and US Open an eighth location.
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