When Brooks Koepka was one of the leading performers on the PGA Tour, he was known for his ability to come up with his best shots at the most important moments. The five-time major champion has also been outspoken about his play, the conditions of multiple golf courses and the tendencies of his opponents. He has been anything but boring and he has regularly been quite talkative.

That was not the case after the first round of the U.S. Open Thursday at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. Koepka fired an even par round of 70, but it could have been much better. He was three under par through the first 12 holes, but he bogeyed 13, 15 and 16 and had to settle for his disappointing even par finish.

Koepka opted not to meet the media after the round, and many observers suggested it was because he was angry with the way he finished the round.

Reporter Eamon Lynch was surprised by Koepka's decision and he decided to ask him if he could text him several questions. Koepka responded in affirmative fashion and he proceeded to criticize the golf media who pose the questions.

Koepka unhappy with the tone of media interviews

Brooks Koepka prepares to putt on the first green during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament.
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The star golfer who left the PGA and became a member of the LIV Tour explained that the reason he opted out of the post-round group interviews was that because he was tired of answering “boring” questions.

“I opted not to do ‘em just because I didn’t feel like it. Same questions every week. The lack of creativity with questions is kinda boring. I know I’m not a media favorite either so it’s not like anyone will notice,” Koepka texted.

Lynch attempted to challenge Koepka on what kind of question would not be boring, and the golfer quickly came up with a remark about whether Bermuda grass made the course easier or tougher. Lynch responded by saying that was not a particularly compelling question.

“Wasn’t trying to be creative,” Brooks Koepka added. “If you want me to get creative I can. Not my job, but if I get 10 I can think of something since the media has all day.”

The golfer also explained that his position to avoid the interview session had nothing to do with the way he finished his round. He admitted that he didn't like the three bogeys towards the end of his round, but he was taking a long view of the U.S. Open. An even par round to open the tournament did not put him in a negative position and he still has three rounds to get close to the top of the leaderboard.

Rory McIlroy and Patrick Cantlay both fired five under par rounds of 65 and lead the U.S. Open after the first round. Ludvig Aberg is one stroke behind the co-leaders at 4 under par.