Brooks Koepka Withdraws From Travelers Championship

The four-time Major winner's move to LIV Golf was essentially confirmed with his Travelers Championship withdrawal

Brooks Koepka pictured on the golf course
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Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from this week's PGA Tour event in a real sign that he has signed with LIV Golf.

Multiple reports stated Koepka has signed with Greg Norman's Saudi-backed start-up, with The Telegraph first reporting the news. Koepka is set to join the likes of Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen and European Ryder Cup legends Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell.

Koepka was still listed in the field as of Tuesday afternoon but the news that he had withdrawn was finally revealed Tuesday evening. If he has joined LIV, he will be suspended from the PGA Tour. The former World No.1 has won four Majors - two US Opens and two PGA Championships.


He refused to speak about LIV Golf at last week's US Open and blamed the media for a "black cloud" over the event.

"I'm here at the US Open," he said. "I'm ready to play the US Open, and I think it kind of sucks, too, you are all throwing this black cloud over the US Open. It's one of my favorite events. I don't know why you guys keep doing that. The more legs you give [LIV Golf], the more you keep talking about it."

Koepka will also join his brother, Chase, in the LIV Golf Invitational Series. He is set to make his LIV debut in the Series' second event at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland, Oregon next week.

The field is set to be announced shortly, with the potential of more signings to come.

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

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