Rory McIlroy slams ‘duplicates’ Brooks Koepka, others over LIV golf: ‘Say one thing and then they do another’

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Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy hasn’t been shy about his feelings for players who have left the PGA Tour In search of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf League and its attractive purse size.

Ahead of Thursday’s Travelers Championship, McIlroy said he was surprised when reporters asked about Brooks Koepka Tour’s latest player to join LIV Golf,

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits to hit the 12th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship on May 19, 2022 in Tulsa, Okla.
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

He said, “Yeah, because of what they said earlier. I guess that’s why I’m surprised by a lot of these guys because they say one thing, and then they do another.”

“I don’t understand it, and I don’t know if it’s for legal reasons or if they can’t. I don’t know. But it’s too repetitive on their part to say one thing and then do another.” “

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Just this month at the US OpenKoepka seemed to express his dismay with the media attention on rival golf leagues.

He said, “I don’t understand. I’m trying to focus on the US Open. Time.”

Brooks Koepka of the US waits to play his second shot on the third hole during the second round of the 2022 US Open Championship at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brookline, Mass.

Brooks Koepka of the US waits to play his second shot on the third hole during the second round of the 2022 US Open Championship at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brookline, Mass.
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“Like I said, you’re all throwing a dark cloud over the US Open. I think it sucks. I really feel bad for them for once because it’s a — y situation. We play here And you’re talking about an incident that happened last week.”

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In 2020, Koepka suggested that money played an insignificant role.

“It’s not something that’s important. I just want to be happy. Money won’t make me happy. I just want to play against the best,” he said at the time, Via New York Post.

“If someone gave me $200 million tomorrow, it’s not going to change my life. What do I get out of it? I already have [enough money] That I might retire now, but I don’t want to. I just want to play golf.”

Brooks Koepka watches his shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the US Open at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brookline, Mass.

Brooks Koepka watches his shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the US Open at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brookline, Mass.
(AP Photo/Robert F. Bucati)

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Something has definitely changed for the eight-time PGA Tour winner.

Koepka, 32 years old Bryson DeChambeau. look forward to joiningPatrick Reed and Dustin Johnson at Pumpkin Ridge Gold Club for Portland’s first LIV Golf Invitational starting next Friday, The Telegraph first reported on Tuesday.