Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka is seeking a third U.S. Open trophy this week Image Credit: USGA

Brooks Koepka doesn’t seem to be impressed with the journalistic ability at the U.S. Open.

The two-time champion opted not to speak to media following the opening round at Pinehurst No.2, with the five-time Major champion blaming “a lack of creativity" in interview questions.

Koepka made the admission to Golfweek’s Eamon Lynch after agreeing to a text interview later in the day.

"I opted not to do 'em just because I didn't feel like it," Koepka wrote following his level-par 70.

"Same questions every week. The lack of creativity with questions is kinda boring. I know I'm not a media favourite either so it's not like anyone will notice. LOL."

Asked if he would do an interview should he win the tournament, Koepka added: “Probably not. LOL. Who knows?”

Lynch then suggested that might make the media root against Koepka.

“They already do,” replied the former World No.1.

Koepka was also quick to point out that Rory McIlory didn’t talk to the media at last year’s U.S. Open after Lynch told him that it sounded like he was asking for a pity party.

“That’s a stretch. Rory didn’t talk to media at LACC [in the 2023 U.S. Open] and everyone was talking how it’s because he wants to focus. The second I do it, I’m mad at media, which isn’t true. I just didn’t want to do it. But my narrative will be I’m mad at media.”

He later added: "No, I'm being honest. Most golf fans don't live or die on my statements. I'm not Tiger Woods or Scottie Scheffler. And Rory [McIlroy]. Everyone else is kind of an afterthought.

"I'm just not oblivious. Because that's who I would wanna hear from. I wouldn't be one I'd want to hear from. I'm good at removing myself from the situation and understanding as a fan.

"It's more I just don't care about doing it. Everyone else turns interviews down. Not angry at all. Hope that's clear."