Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy Slams Brooks Koepka In Heated Podcast

Speaking on his podcast, David Portnoy didn't hold back on Koepka, following his withdrawal from a $250,000 charity match back in September 2021

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Back in September 2021, Brooks Koepka (opens in new tab) was set to face off against Barstool Sports president and founder, Dave Portnoy, in a $250,000 charity golf match. The stipulation was that Koepka had to play left-handed against the 18-handicapper.

Set to take place just two days after the Tour Championship, Koepka was unfortunately forced out of not just the tournament, but also the match with Portnoy, with the four-time Major winner hitting a tree root during his third round. 

After he recovered though, the American never went on to face Portnoy, instead choosing a grudge match with Bryson DeChambeau (opens in new tab), a player who Koepka has regularly had spats with throughout his professional career. Following the news, it's safe to say that Portnoy wasn't best pleased, as this video below shows.

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Speaking on his podcast with 'Chicago Eddie', Portnoy revealed that: "We had the match set-up for $250,000, Lefty vs Lefty. He got injured, whatever, s*** happens, the weekend before we were supposed to play. He DM's (Direct Messages) me, going 'sorry, we'll reschedule it'.

"There was a lot of work on our end, Eddie, to get this thing set-up. The broadcaster the tech-side, hours and hours and hours of setting this thing up, all on our end. Next thing you know, I don't hear from him and he is going 'hey! I'm doing this match against Bryson DeChambeau. (opens in new tab)'

"Listen, you do you. To not give me a heads up, he was not doing that first and after all the work we put in to our thing... Scumbag, piece of s***! If I wasted somebody's time and energy, not just mine, it wasn't actually mine, it was our company's, granted, I was practicing and injuring my shoulder. If I wasted that much time - it wasn't his fault that he got hurt, but the courtesy to go 'hey, I got this opportunity to do this first, then we will do you.' What a piece of s***. Not even a - I should have told you, nothing, what a piece of s***."

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Fans hold a Barstool Sports flag during the third round of the 2018 Tour Championship

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Barstool Sports have worked with some big names in golf, with their franchise 'Fore Play' racking up over 200,000 subscribers on YouTube alone.

Within their videos, they have worked and shot videos with the likes of Rory McIlroy, (opens in new tab) Dustin Johnson, Max Homa (opens in new tab), Collin Morikawa, Tommy Fleetwood and many, many more.

Matt Cradock
Matt Cradock

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.