Brooks Koepka: World number one dismisses notion of McIlroy rivalry

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World number one Brooks Koepka has disregarded the thought hes a rivalry with Rory McIlroy.
The closest challenger at the world ranks of koepka, whose, pointed out that the Northern Irishman has not won a major since the American joined the PGA Tour at 2015.
I am not looking at anybody behind me. I am number one in the world, he explained.
Ive got open road in front of me I am not looking in the rearview mirror, which I really dont see it as a competition.
Ive been out here , what, five decades. Rory has not won a major because I have been in the PGA Tour.
29, koepka, was talking .
You know if the fans do [call it a competition ], then that is on them and it may be fun, added the world number one, who equalled McIlroys tally of four major wins by successfully defending his US PGA Championship in May.
McIlroys final triumph came in the exact identical venue in 2014 but hed win the Fedex Cup title of the PGA Tour and was named player of the year by his PGA Tour specialists.
Look I adore Rory he is a excellent player and he is fun to see, but it is just difficult to believe theres a rivalry in golf. I simply dont notice it, continued Koepka.
McIlroy, 30, claimed he employed a competition mentality to watch the American off in the Tour Championship .
Four months earlier, Koepka had outplayed McIlroy to acquire the World Golf Championship event in Memphis along with the Northern Irishman reported that he had been determined to avenge that defeat at the PGA Tour finale.
He Koepka spoke about trying to be the dominant player in the match… and I thought:He is going to have to go through me , said McIlroy after his East Lake win.
If that is both of those mentalities going forward, I think that is good for the sport .
Koepka shared fourth place with McIlroys best end in 2019, at the Open Championship and was in the Masters and US Open an eighth place at the US PGA.
The Republic of Irelands hopes of a Euro 2020 spot rest on the next months final home match against Denmark following a defeat in Switzerland.
Carl Frampton says he isdelighted to be making his comeback as he prepares to confront Tyler McCreary at Las Vegas on 30 November.
Cian Healy says Ireland regard Saturdays World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand as ado or die game for the present squad.

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