One superstar has defected and another has pledged his allegiance to the PGA Tour. Here's what we know so far on another crazy day in the golf world
After weeks of rumours, Brooks Koepka is the latest star to defect to the LIV Golf Invitational and will now be banned from the PGA Tour.
As first reported by the Telegraph’s James Corrigan, Koepka will make the switch to the breakaway series ahead of the league’s second event in Portland later this month.
The news comes just one week after the four-time major winner continued to get riled by questions relating to LIV Golf in the build-up to the US Open. Following the tournament, Koepka then dropped a huge, rather unsubtle hint when he removed ‘PGA Tour’ from his Twitter bio.
In opting to follow brother Chase as LIV Golf’s latest acquisition, Koepka will now be forced out of the PGA Tour, and adds to an ever-increasing list of huge names to join the rebel league, including Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson.
Koepka’s move also means that nine of the last 21 major winners now ply their trade on the LIV Golf circuit.
This is not the end of proceedings, either, with other players – including Abraham Ancer – also among those who will be defecting.
But one man who seemingly won’t be joining Koepka at LIV Golf is Collin Morikawa. The Open champion became the latest star to be linked with the breakaway league following his countryman’s switch, but despite the surprise rumours, Morikawa quickly shut down any speculation with a spectacular tweet:
That’s one way to pledge your allegiance to the PGA Tour.