The Bryson DeChambeau vs. Brooks Koepka feud might be settled once and for all after Koepka won the fifth edition of “The Match” on Friday.
Four-time “The Match” participant Phil Mickelson, who was a television commentator for this event, predicted that Koepka would take an early lead but DeChambeau would win. Koepka proved Mickelson wrong. He did start strong, going 1 up after two holes, so at least that part of the predicition was right.
Koepka then won Holes 5,6 and 8 en route to being 4 up with four holes to play in the 12-hole match. When DeChambeau missed a birdie putt on the ninth hole, “The Match” was officially over. DeChambeau did not win a single hole and did not have any birdies on the day.
There wasn’t as much trash talking as viewers were expecting. This was the first time DeChambeau had Koepka ever played together. The broadcast booth asked Koepka if he would do it again, and he said, “Nope.” While they don’t have control over whether they are paired together during a weekend round at a tournament, it sounds as if they won’t be choosing to play together anytime soon.
Sporting News tracked results from “The Match” 5, between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka. Read below for updates, highlights and results.
Bryson DeChambeau vs. Brooks Koepka live updates, highlights from ‘The Match’ 5
(All times Eastern)
6:25 p.m. — DeChambeau is closest to the hole on 11, so another $50,000 is donated to charity. This was officially the last hole.
6:13 p.m. — DeChambeau decides to donate another $50,000 for a third long drive chance. Because he hit the fairway, Koepka will donate $50,000 and Barkley will donate $25,000. DeChambeau’s ball went 402 yards.
6:12 p.m. — Even though Koepka already won the match, they played out the final three holes to finish the charity competitions. Hole 10 is the long drive competition, which DeChambeau wins the first time around for a $200,000 donation. DeChambeau and Koepka both decide to donate $50,000 for another long drive chance.
6:05 p.m. — DeChambeau misses his birdie putt, so Koepka officially wins “The Match.”
6:03 p.m. — It’s the first time that DeChambeau and Koepka have ever been paired together. Would Koepka do it again? “Nope.”
6:01 p.m. — Koepka wins closest to the hole on Hole 9, so $500,000 will be donated to the charity of his choice.
6 p.m. — After Koepka’s tee shot lands near the hole, DeChambeau pokes some fun at him and asks where this playing is during the PGA Tour. Koepka made sure to mention his four. major wins.
Brooks just dropped: “Not gonna lie, I really wanted to spank you.”
And it was crickets from Chuck and Phil?!?
— Michael Eaves (@michaeleaves) November 26, 2021
5:54 p.m. — Koepka asks Mickelson how he feels about his prediction after he goes 4 up with four holes remaining. DeChambeau must win the next hole to stay in the competition.
Bryson, on the hot mic right after Brooks rolled in that birdie putt:
“Alright. Well, f— me!”
— Dylan Dethier (@dylan_dethier) November 26, 2021
5:53 p.m. — DeChambeau misses a close putt for birdie. He could hear the broadcasting crew the whole time he was attempting the putt.
5:50 p.m. — Both balls drop near the hole, so it will be difficult for DeChambeau to try to come back on Hole 8.
5:44 p.m. — DeChambeau’s long-drive capabilities are not struggling as he drives 376 yards on Hole 8.
5:37 p.m. — There still isn’t much trash talking, so Mickelson asks Koepka what he would say to his friends back home to rile them up, but he replied saying he can’t say those things on air.
5:36 p.m. — DeChambeau misses his chance to win his first hole of the day after he doesn’t make his birdie attempt on Hole 7. They tie the hole.
“Everything’s for charity, right?” -BK after giving Bryson a putt 😳
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) November 26, 2021
5:29 p.m. — Mickelson and DeChambeau’s technical golf talk continues to confuse Charles Barkley.
5:26 p.m. — Koepka’s ball landed underneath a golf cart parked in the rough. Mickelson commented that they were going to leave the cart there for Koepka’s second shot, and DeChambeau gladly agreed and said he needs that to get back into the groove.
5:15 p.m. — Koepka continues to dominate as he goes 3 up through six holes.
“This is why Brooks is so tough because in the majors, he slams the door on any opportunity.”
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) November 26, 2021
5:09 p.m. — Another additional competition hole on Hole 6. Koepka’s drive lands on the green near the hole, and so does DeChambeau’s. However, DeChambeau’s shot had a lot of spin on it, so Koepka won closest to the hole. Now, 500,000 meals will be donated to Feeding America in Koepka’s name.
5:05 p.m. — Koepka misses his eagle attempt, so he finishes with a birdie. DeChambeau misses his birdie putt, putting Koepka 2 up through five holes.
5:03 p.m. — DeChambeau’s shoes are highlighted by the broadcast booth, which show off “The Match” and the two golfers’ initials.
5:01 p.m. — Koepka puts his ball on the green while DeChambeau’s shot is just short of the green.
4:57 p.m. — After DeChambeau tees off, he asks Mickelson if he liked the long drive. “I loved it,” Mickelson replies. They are poking fun at their earlier conversation when Mickelson asked DeChambeau if hitting bombs makes him more attractive.
4:49 p.m. — DeChambeau and Koepka both miss their birdie putts. DeChambeau says he would make a “snarky comment” about Koepka missing, but he still had to make a par putt, which he makes. There still isn’t much trash talking, which fans on Twitter aren’t too happy about.
Phil is doing a great job in the booth calling #TheMatch , as an aficionado of the game i love to hear his take. But need to see more banter between Brooks and Bryson. Like screaming in the backswing, walking in their line, and some lack of etiquette would make this interesting
— Cashin’ Cassis’ (@CashinCassis) November 26, 2021
4:41 p.m. — Mickelson reminds viewers that his prediction was right after Koepka’s drive lands in the bark and bushes on Hole 4. DeChambeau’s drive landed in the fairway.
4:38 p.m. — DeChambeau misses his birdie putt for a chance to win the hole. Koepka makes his par putt to tie the hole.
4:31 p.m. — Hole 3 is the first hole with an additional competition for charity. Because DeChambeau hit closest to the hole, $50,000 will be donated to the charity of his choice.
4:25 p.m. — Koepka makes birdie and wins the second hole. Koepka is 1 up.
4:21 p.m. — DeChambeau lands in another bunker, but Koepka’s second shot lands near the hole. This gives Koepka a chance to take the lead.
4:15 p.m. — The first “Fore!” is shouted after DeChambeau’s drive hangs way right. Thankfully, there were no fans in the area where the ball dropped. Koepka follows it up with a drive landing in the fairway.
4:12 p.m. — DeChambeau makes his par putt, so they tie the first hole. Not too much trash talking, yet.
4:04 p.m. — DeChambeau’s opening drive bounced over the cart path and ended up in some bushes. Koepka’s landed right before the cart path in the rough. Both rocky starts for the golfers.
4:02 p.m. — Reigning “The Match” champion DeChambeau starts this competition by passing out cupcakes with Koepka’s face on it.
3:30 p.m. — Phil Mickelson joins DeChambeau and Koepka to speak about “The Match” before they tee off. Mickelson says that he thinks Koepka will take an early lead but DeChambeau will win.
3:15 p.m. — Michelle Wie West, one of the most famous golfers of all time, asks Koepka if he would give up one of his major wins to never have to play DeChambeau again. He says he likes his majors too much.
3 p.m. — Only an hour until “The Match” begins! Brooks Koepka showed up in style, with his golf cart highlighting some quotes from their feud history.
Bryson DeChambeau vs. Brooks Koepka results
- Hole 1 (Par 4, 406 yards): DeChambeau (Par), Koepka (Par) – TIE
- Hole 2 (Par 3, 198 yards): Koepka (Birdie) – Koepka 1 up
- Hole 3 (Par 4, 447 yards): DeChambeau (Par), Koepka (Par) – Koepka 1 up
- Hole 4 (Par 4, 494 yards): DeChambeau (Par), Koepka (Par) – Koepka 1 up
- Hole 5 (Par 4, 386 yards): Koepka (Birdie) – Koepka 2 up
- Hole 6 (Par 3, 163 yards): Koepka (Birdie) – Koepka 3 up
- Hole 7 (Par 5, 535 yards): DeChambeau (Par), Koepka (Par) – Koepka 3 up
- Hole 8 (Par 4, 469 yards): Koepka (Birdie) – Koepka 4 up
- Hole 9 (Par 3, 238 yards): Koepka wins
- Hole 10 (Par 5, 595 yards): Not played.
- Hole 11 (Par 3, 201 yards): Not played.
- Hole 12 (Par 5, 529 yards): Not played.
What time is ‘The Match’ golf contest today?
- Date: Friday, Nov. 26
- Time: 4 p.m. ET | 1 p.m. PT
“The Match” 5 will take place at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas, on Friday, Nov. 26. Viewers on the East Coast can tune in at 4 p.m. to watch coverage. Viewers in Las Vegas can tune in at 1 p.m. local time.
How to watch ‘The Match’: Bryson vs. Brooks 2021
- TV channels:: TNT, TBS, truTV, HLN
- Live stream: Watch TNT
The main broadcast of “The Match” will be shown on TNT, but other Turner-owned platforms such as TBS, truTV and HLN will show simulcasts. You can stream the broadcast live with the Watch TNT app, which requires you to log in with your television provider information.
For those watching on television, here’s the list of TNT’s HD channel numbers for some of the major providers:
- DirecTV: 245
- Dish Network: 138
- Verizon FiOS: 551
- AT&T U-Verse: 1108
- Xfinity: 204
- Century Link Prism: 108