Brooks Koepka is the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world.
Rory McIlroy is No. 2.
In September, McIlroy edged Koepka for the Jack Nicklaus Award for PGA Tour Player of the Year honors after a surprising vote by Tour members -- after McIlroy beat Koepka in the final round of the season-ending Tour Championship to win a $15 million bonus.
Koepka won PGA of America Player of the Year based on points.
But don't call them rivals. Or anybody else, for that matter.
Koepka told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Wednesday that he doesn't consider McIlroy a rival because the Northern Irishman hasn't won a major championship since Koepka joined the Tour in 2014.