Koepka On PGL: “I’m Just Going To Play Where The Best Players Play”

The four-time Major winner appears to be open to playing in the proposed Premier Golf League

Koepka On PGL
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The four-time Major winner appears to be open to playing in the proposed Premier Golf League

Koepka On PGL: "I'm Just Going To Play Where The Best Players Play"

Brooks Koepka has given the Premier Golf League a much-needed boost by saying that he wants to play against the best players in the world.

Whilst he hasn't specifically said that he plans to join the PGL, starting in 2022 if plans go ahead, he certainly hasn't knocked it down like World No.1 Rory McIlroy did last week.

Rory said that he was "out" and that the more he thinks about it, the more he doesn't like it.

Koepka, on the other hand, seems like he is happy to go with the flow and join the PGL if his fellow pros do.

"I'm just going to play where the best players play, simple as," he said ahead of this week's Honda Classic.

"I want to play against the best. I think everybody wants to play against the best.

"Whatever comes of it comes of it [Premier Golf League], and it is what it is.

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"My opinion is my opinion. Nobody else is going to sway it.

"I mean, I respect what Rory said. Everybody has got their own thoughts. Everybody has got a different opinion. It is what it is.

"I'm pretty sure Rory wants to play against the best players in the world, too. Wherever that is, everybody is going to be playing."

The Premier Golf League is set to be up-and-running by January 2022 and will feature 48 players in 12 teams of four.

The schedule will see 18 events, with 10 taking place in the USA and the other eight around the world.

It plans to be top of the professional golfing pyramid with the PGA and European Tours acting as feeder tours.

Related: "Intrigued" Mickelson plays with Premier Golf League representatives

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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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