Ever since Brooks Koepka made the announcement that he would be playing in the LIV Golf league in 2022, he has been at the brunt of criticism and negative comments. He was also suspended by the PGA Tour from competition, citing a breach of contract and a violation of their code of conduct. But months later, Koepka has finally revealed what he truly thinks of his former Tour’s commissioner, Jay Monahan!
The 32-year-old joined LIV Golf in June 2022, after being offered with a whopping $100 million contract. Koepka was open and candid about his motivations, especially when he thought his future was in jeopardy. Apart from that, the LIV Golf was offering significant financial incentives and a different format of play. Although the decision of abandoning the PGA Tour had appeal, the PGA Tour officials took their actions and suspended him.
However, with Masters coming up Koepka has added some fuel after sharing his views about the PGA Tour officials especially Tour commissioner, Jay Monahan.
Having won the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah, Koepka has already started making history in the Saudi-funded league. Having no hard feelings for the PGA Tour officials, the 4-time major winner will undoubtedly try to show the world his true potential amid his steady return to form. However, Koepka might feel a touch underprepared for golf as this weekend’s LIV tournament in Orlando will be only his third of the year.
Brooks Koepka’s stand amid the tensions
Koepka’s suspension undoubtedly provoked discussion among viewers and pundits. While some contend that athletes should be free to select the tours, others hold that adherence to one tour is crucial. Whatever be the point of view, it is obvious that this incident has drawn attention to the nuanced interactions between players, tours, and the sport as a whole.
However, Koepka, for his part, has no animosity towards the previous Tour. How could he? Since Koepka’s game is coming back, he is immersed in the new world in a way that the old would never have allowed.
Besides the money, LIV players feel that the LIV values them more than the PGA Tour ever did. The team system, which gives the players partial ownership of the product, and which Koepka has passionately embraced, is how the LIV community expresses a sense of belonging.