For Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau, what began as a friendly push-up contest turned into a match played out with horns, roars and by the end, aggression.
In a thrilling five-hole stretch, Koepka piled up the shots while DeChambeau began to falter. The showdown that included co-leaders before Koepka’s late surge and DeChambeau’s telling 24-foot birdie putt that saved his position.
Koepka won 3-2 in the tie-breaker to finish off the Matchplay tournament.
“He’s really a good friend of mine. He’s a great player,” Koepka said to reporters afterward. “There are times I just want to spank him. … At this point, I haven’t had too many matches like that.”
The Raw Story reports that Koepka said the match’s ending was played out to a Metallica song.
“Probably Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’,” Koepka said. “That’s great. That’s awesome.”
Dion Haeg is a former intern at TIME.com.
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