Report: Brooks Koepka To Join Saudi-Backed LIV Golf

The four-time Major winner is the next star name to join the series, according to The Telegraph

Brooks Koepka pictured
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Brooks Koepka is set to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series, according to a new Telegraph (opens in new tab) report.

The four-time Major winner had been strongly linked with the new Greg Norman-fronted breakaway circuit, and it appears he will be joining his brother Chase in the upcoming 48-man field in Portland.

Koepka refused to be drawn on the matter at last week's US Open, where he blamed the media for casting a "black cloud" over the tournament amid constant LIV Golf talk.

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

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Koepka is set to join the likes of Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Louis Oosthuizen and a number of other big names on the LIV Golf roster.

It will mean that he'll be suspended from the PGA Tour, following the Tour's decision to suspend all current and future LIV Golf players.

The LIV Golf circuit is dominating the headlines in world golf currently and is emerging as a huge competitor for the PGA Tour. There is a mandatory players meeting at this week's Travelers Championship and commissioner Jay Monahan is set to hold a press conference at 1pm local time on Wednesday.

LIV Golf is reportedly set to announce its next signings this week, and it looks like Koepka will be one of them.

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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