Brooks Koepka Adds Salt in Bryson DeChambeau and LIV Golf’s Fresh Wound Ahead of the Patriotic Battle

Published 09/27/2023, 1:45 PM EDT

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This week, Brooks Koepka is enjoying his much-awaited dream of playing in the Ryder Cup. Once he changed tours and joined LIV Golf, this seemed like a lost chance for Koepka but luck was on his side. While Bryson DeChambeau and other defectors were also desperately waiting for a chance to compete in the prestigious tournament, he snatched it away from under their noses.

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Koepka has reached Rome with the rest of the team US. Moreover, he also has some sharp advice for his fellow LIV golfers to share from Marco Simone. But chances are high that they are not gonna like it.

Advice for LIV defectors to qualify for the Ryder Cup from Brooks Koepka

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There is no denying that Brooks Koepka is one of the most hard-working golfers of this era. His commitment to always delivering a strong performance and efforts towards the upliftment of the game raises him above others. Owing to this, he got one of the biggest pay cheques from LIV Golf and was also made captain of the team.

His performance in 2023 has also been commendable. Despite being a defector, he won the PGA Championship and also won the LIV Orlando event. Other than that he also finished in the top 10 in other LIV events. Seeing his potential, the captain of the US team, Zach Johnson, chose him as one of his picks. And now sitting in Rome he shared a bit of advice with his fellow LIV Golfers. When asked how other LIV Golfers could play in the Ryder Cup. Koepka said “Play better… That’s always the answer.”

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LIV definitely suffered a big setback when only one player was selected. Now such a statement from their sole representative feels no less than salt in the wounds of DeChambeau and others.

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Ever since the PGA Tour allowed the Saudi league players the chance to play in majors and the Ryder Cup, some LIV loyalists raised their hopes that they might get the chance to play in the esteemed event. Bryson DeChambeau. Talor Gooch and Dustin Johnson were among those who were quite vocal about their dream of playing. However, Zach Johnson crushed all of their dreams and picked Koepka for Team US.

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The events that are set to unfold this week will only tell how correct was Johnson’s decision to put his hopes in Brooks. The main event starts on Friday. What are your thoughts about Koepka’s comment? Tell us in the comments.

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Shafaque Taha

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Shafaque Taha is a fresh writer at EssentiallySports. She has been a golf enthusiast all her life and Tiger Woods has been her window into the sport and its legacy. Shafaque regards his iconic 2019 Masters win as her greatest inspiration in life.
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