Brooks Koepka joins the LIV tour supported by Saudi Arabia

Turbulent times for the PGA Tour are coming as another of its big stars is ready to join the LIV Golf series led by Greg Norman, according to The Telegraph.

The newspaper from the United Kingdom reports that Brooks Koepka is joining a controversial tour supported by Saudi Arabia, joining Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson Deschambo and other stars of the game who have already fled.

Koepka, who has won four major championships, has specifically removed the PGA Tour from his social media platforms. He is expected to play in the next LIV Golf event, next week in Portland, according to the report.

The 32-year-old Koepka is a big win for the LIV Tour as he, like his rival DeChambeau and Johnson, is at the peak of his career – unlike some other players who have joined and are 40 or older.

It should also be noted that Koepka’s younger brother, Chase, is just a young professional struggling to earn his PGA Tour status card to play on that tour, already a member of LIV, because he played at his inauguration event two weeks ago .

Brooks Koepka at the US Open
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Interestingly, Koepka, the two-time winner of the US Open, was vocal at last week’s US Open in criticizing those in the media who asked questions about LIV, saying he was throwing a “black cloud” at the major.

“I don’t understand, I’m trying to focus on the US Open, man,” said Koepka indignantly, who finished 12-over and tied in 55th place. “I do not understand that legitimately. I’m tired of talking. I’m tired of all this stuff.

“I’m here at the US Open, I’m ready to play the US Open, and I think that’s bullshit, you’re all throwing this black cloud over the US Open. It’s one of my favorite events. I don’t know why you keep doing that. The more legs you give, the more you talk about it. ”

Well, Koepka obviously gave LIV Golf more legs.

Brooks Koepka will play at the US Open on June 17, 2022.
Brooks Koepka will play at the US Open on June 17, 2022.
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He allegedly paid Michelson $ 200 million from LIV, $ 125 million from Johnson, and $ 100 million from Deschamps. It is not known what Koepka’s number is. But he has so far earned $ 37.9 million in career prize money on the PGA Tour, and the money guaranteed from LIV will probably be at least double, and probably triple. that figure.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan was expected to have a mandatory meeting of players on Tuesday at the Travelers Championship to discuss, among other things, the condensed autumn schedule with much larger bags – a clear attempt to react to LIV Golf. ‘

Monahan has suspended all 17 PGA Tour players who played in the first LIV event outside London and is expected to do the same for them, such as Deschamps, Patrick Reed and Koepka when and if they compete next week in Portland.

There will certainly be a lot of questions among the players in that match with Monahan on Tuesday.

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