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Koepka tired of hearing about Ryder Cup from Europe

Brooks Koepka already knows the sting of losing in the Ryder Cup.

And he hasn't even played in one yet.

The lone rookie on this American team, Koepka was keeping the wrong company during the last two losses. He was just starting his career on the Challenge Tour, coming off consecutive missed cuts in Kazakhstan and France when he broke through for a three-shot victory in the Catalunya Challenge in Spain.

That was the same day the Americans took a 10-6 lead into the final day at Medinah, only for Europe to produce the greatest comeback by a visiting team.

"I remember I was in some little tapas restaurant," Koepka said. "There was maybe five...