BREAKING: Brooks Koepka Becomes Latest Superstar to Ditch PGA Tour and Join LIV Golf

Published 06/21/2022, 7:59 AM EDT
Jun 14, 2022; Brookline, Massachusetts, USA; Brooks Koepka addresses the media during a press conference for the U.S. Open golf tournament at The Country Club. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Former World No. 1 Brooks Koepka has been playing on the PGA Tour for a long time now. But to everyone’s surprise, the golf star is now the most recent player to say goodbye to the PGA Tour and join hands with the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series. The player recently removed every reference to the PGA Tour from all his social media handles.

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Koepka is going to play in the LIV series next week in Portland. Another name to join the series is World No. 20 Abraham Ancer. another rumored player in the news to join the LIV Tour is reigning Open champion Collin Morikawa.

Brooks Koepka about joining the LIV Golf Invitational Series

Mar 26, 2022; Austin, Texas, USA; Brooks Koepka tees off on the 6th hole during the fourth round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Koepka was asked a few questions earlier about the LIV Golf Series, where he tried to avoid any answers regarding the matter in an interview during the U.S. Open. He said“I don’t understand. I’m trying to focus on the U.S. Open, man. I legitimately don’t get it. I’m tired of the conversations.” The golfer also added, “I don’t know why you guys keep doing that. The more legs you give it, the more you keep talking about it. Y’all are throwing a black cloud over the US Open, and I think that sucks.”

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It is clear that Koepka’s decision to betray the PGA Tour will result in the suspension of his membership from the Tour. The same was done with Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, who were in hope that the PGA Tour will let them play the majors. But as per the statement given by Jay Monahan, commissioner of the PGA Tour, memberships along with all benefits related to the PGA Tour are to be taken away from any player who betrays the Tour.

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The golfer has now become the latest to join the Saudi-backed series following the footsteps of Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, and Bryson DeChambeau. Moreover, it is now hard to say if this is the last name to ditch the PGA Tour and join the rival league covertly. What are your views about the golfer’s shocking decision? 

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