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Brooks Koepka: 'Hard to believe there's a rivalry in golf'

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.