American Brooks Koepka ought to pull out from the following week’s Ryder Cup against Europe on the off chance that he “doesn’t adore the occasion”, says previous US skipper Paul Azinger.
Koepka, 31, said for the current week he discovered the requests of playing in the opposition “odd” and intellectually testing.
Azinger said: “Not every person accepts it. I know players who had that impression.
The 43rd arranging of the biennial rivalry happens from 24-26 September and Koepka, who has played twice previously, was the main player in the 12-man American group not to go to a two-day meeting at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin this week, deciding to remain at home as he keeps on recuperating from a wrist injury.
The world number nine had to pull out from the third round of the PGA Tour’s season-finishing Tour Championship recently subsequent to striking a tree root while playing a shot and harming a wrist.
US chief Steve Stricker is yet to remark on Koepka’s remarks to Golf Digest recently, yet said to describe his fight to be fit: “I’m surrendering it to him. It sounds positive. He’s striving to be there.”
In the meeting, four-time significant victor Koepka said that Ryder Cup week was “so distant from my typical daily practice” that he thought that it is hard to “de-pressurize”.
“It’s more requesting than I’m utilized to, and there’s a great deal of feeling there, so by Sunday, no doubt about it.”
He likewise said that while he couldn’t want anything more than to address the US at the Olympics, it was “quite possibly not in my DNA, the group activities thing”.
Azinger, one of just two Americans to commander a triumphant side this century, at Valhalla in 2008, likewise feels Koepka’s continuous quarrel with partner Bryson DeChambeau isn’t useful to camaraderie.
Koepka contributed three focuses from four matches on his presentation as the US won 17-11 at Hazeltine in 2016 and 1½ focuses in disgrace at Le Golf National in 2018.