Brooks Koepka has admitted to the true reason why he left the PGA Tour to sign for LIV Golf in the summer of 2022…
Brooks Koepka has made it clear why he joined LIV Golf.
The five-time major champion said money is why he left the PGA Tour for the Saudi-backed circuit while speaking on the BS w/ Jake Paul Podcast,
Koepka transferred in June 2022 for a reported nine-figure sum having implied he’d stay put and remarked “somebody will sell out and go to it” in the previous February.
“Look, I’ll be honest with you – I signed for the dough,” Koepka said.
“I’m 100% behind that. I don’t know if tomorrow I’ll get in a car accident and never play golf again but my family is taken care of.
“That was a big thing for me, not doing it for anything else. Everybody else, they go to their 9-5, most of them don’t like their 9-5, but they’re doing it because they get the pay cheque. That’s the same thing as us.
“I enjoy playing golf, I enjoy winning. I’d say I’d do it for free because I love it that much, but at the same time you’ve got to take care of each other.”
At this year’s Masters, Koepka admitted his decision to join LIV might’ve been harder to make had he been fully healthy and injury-free.
He once described his body as “glass” having experienced wrist, hip and knee problems during his illustrious career.
In his last season on the PGA Tour, he missed seven cuts in 16 events and just before the second LIV Golf season started earlier this year, the American missed the cut at the International Series Oman on the Asian Tour.
Since then, he’s added a third PGA Championship trophy to his cabinet and three LIV Golf titles – his most recent in Jeddah last week.
His emotions were laid bare in the Netflix docu-series ‘Full Swing’, which peaked behind the curtain of Koepka’s life and his injury struggles.
The 33-year-old also addressed this on the podcast:
“I lost all confidence. I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to keep playing, which is not fun. I wake up every day and I can’t bend my knee.
“I know I’m supposed to. If you just don’t feel like you can do something, you’re not going to do something, that’s the hard part.”
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