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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,
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.” “
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.”
“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.”
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.”
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.