The Match: Brooks Koepka bashes Bryson DeChambeau in Las Vegas showdown

Four-time Major winner needed just nine holes to take down his big rival at Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas.

The Match in Las Vegas turned into something of a damp squib as Brooks Koepka thrashed opponent Bryson DeChambeau 4&3 at Wynn Golf Club.

The much-hyped contest was scheduled for 12 holes but it lasted just nine as Koepka birdied four of the first eight.

DeChambeau couldn't find any and conceded the match after missing a birdie at No.9.

Koepka had been in poor form on the PGA Tour in recent times, missing his latest two cuts.

But he found his rhythm straight away and made birdies at the 2nd, 5th, 6th and 8th to charge into a 4up lead and there was no coming back for his opponent.

This was the fifth edition of The Match and had come together due to what seemed a bitter feud between the two American golfers.

But tensions had seemed to ease when both were teammates in the USA's Ryder Cup hammering of Europe at Whistling Straits, leading many to say that the supposed anger between the pair was now phony.

Both players were mic'd up during the Las Vegas showdown - as were Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley in the commentary booth - allowing several exchanges to be heard.

"Where is this on the PGA Tour, man?" said DeChambeau on the 9th tee after Koepka shook off his poor form to roll in a string of birdies.

"It's kind of like my Major right now, right," Koepka responded.

Reporter Amanda Balonis also asked: "Did we just become best friends?"

"No," Koepka shot back.

Koepka added later: "It was fun to come out here and settle this."

DeChambeau had the consolation of winning the longest drive prize (donated to charity) after smashing a 402-yard tee-shot.

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