The season-long squabble between rivals Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka won't have any effect on team chemistry at the upcoming Ryder Cup, according to US captain Steve Stricker.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Stricker said he informed both players that he wouldn't put up with their behaviour, which has included back-and-forth glares, eye rolls and social media jabs.
"They assured me that the team and the country and everything else that goes into this is their (top priority)," said Stricker, who talked by phone with them individually.
"They said it's not going to be an issue, and I believe them. I trust them. As far as I'm concerned, it's been put to bed."
Still, Stricker said he doesn't anticipate pairing DeChambeau and Koepka in fourball play against Europe.
In 2004, Hal Sutton's famous decision to pair Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, on frosty terms at the time, with each other in the opening fourball backfired badly, with the American duo losing to Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington, kick-starting what was a dreadful weekend for the US team.
"I'm not going to tell you there's no chance," Stricker said, "but I don't see it happening, no. I don't think they want to play together."
But Stricker was at pains to insist that both were determined to be good members of the team.
"This Ryder Cup means a lot to these guys. Neither one wants to be the root of a problem. They both understand," he said.
DeChambeau and Koepka are expected to be among the six automatic qualifiers for the team, based on points, the former in third spot, with the latter sitting fourth.
Stricker will appoint the other six players after the Tour Championship.