Furyk confirms Johnson/Koepka altercation at Ryder Cup

Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson (AP)
Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson (AP)

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 involved.

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."

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