Recently, reports claiming Brooks Koepka having ‘buyer’s remorse’ over his move to the LIV Golf League began surfacing. According to Alan Shipnuck of The Fire Pit Collective, Koepka is now ‘rethinking’ his decision to sign for the Saudi-backed series. This comes around a year after the golfer made the move for a reported sum of $125 million.
Interestingly, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman’s son has now come out to dismiss reports claiming Koepka of having doubts over his move. Responding to reports that one of the Saudi-backed series’ biggest stars is on the verge of leaving, Greg Norman Jnr called it ‘BS’ and said that it was false. He made the comment on a link to a podcast talking about the star golfer’s stance, shared on Twitter by the Fire Pit Collective.
For the unversed, golf journalist Alan Shipnuck opened up about Koepka’s issues with fitness and form. The author, famous for publishing Phil Mickelson’s “reckless remarks” about working with LIV Golf and the PGA Tour, hinted that the former PGA Tour star could be considering a way out of the controversial rebel series.
Speaking about Koepka in the latest edition of #AskAlan on The Fire Pit Collective, Alan Shipnuck wrote:
“I’m hearing a lot of rumblings that Brooks Koepka has buyer’s remorse. He took the money when his brittle body was still being put back together, and in private he has confided to folks he wasn’t sure if he would ever get fully healthy again. But now Koepka is feeling frisky and supposedly rethinking his career choice.”
“The guy has one of the biggest egos in golf, and as the PGA Tour creates ever-increasing buzz with its elevated events and even the state-sanctioned TGL, Koepka has to feel like he’s on the outside looking in… As for the mechanics of returning to his old place of business, a lot hinges on the European Tour lawsuit that is being reviewed by arbitrators in the UK.”
s Brooks Koepka leaving LIV Golf?
It is pertinent to note that Brooks Koepka is one of the biggest names to defect to LIV Golf from the PGA Tour. The PGA Championship winner’s move to the Saudi-backed series back last June, amid a poor run of form, had a big buzz around it. The four-time major winner went on to find his form at the LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah tournament in October.
Despite the reports, Brooks is yet to open up on his stance. The golfer remains a part of LIV Golf and is set to return for the expanded schedule this year. The American captains the Smash GC side, where he will play alongside Jason Kokrak, Matt Wolff, and his brother Chase Koepka.