Financially, the sky could be the limit for Brooks Koepka. But at what cost? Photo: James Gilbert, USGA
The lingering glow from a U.S. Open worth remembering for all the right reasons – a brilliant stage in The Country Club, a leaderboard with names that turn heads and Matt Fitzpatrick’s magnificent fairway-bunker shot on the 72nd hole – lasted exactly one day.
By Tuesday morning, there were multiple reports that Brooks Koepka – despite multiple denials of having interest in the millions being offered by LIV Golf – was off to join Greg Norman’s band of new brothers as is Abraham Ancer.
For a guy who says he thrives on competition, it looks as if Koepka chose compensation instead. If he can’t get fully engaged for regular PGA Tour events, how much will he care about 54-hole, no-cut exhibitions with a reported nine-figure payday already banked?
Asked last week about the earlier defections of other players to LIV Golf, Rory McIlroy said he had made the mistake of taking them at their word when they said they weren’t going.
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