Brooks Koepka, who won his fifth major title at the 105th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club on Sunday, wasn’t wearing his LIV Golf League team’s logo. However, his victory proved that the Saudi Arabian-financed circuit belongs in the major championships. Notably, Koepka’s 2-shot victory over Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler was the first major championship win by an LIV Golf League player.
Other LIV Golf League Players
Other members of the LIV Golf League, including Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Smith, Patrick Reed, and Mito Pereira, finished in the top 20. DeChambeau said that the performance by LIV Golf League players should put an end to the narrative that it’s a league of aging and injured golfers who aren’t able to compete at a high level anymore.
Validation for LIV Golf League
DeChambeau said that Koepka’s victory validated everything they’ve said from the beginning. They are competing at the highest level and have the ability to win major championships. He hopes people can see the light now that they’re trying to provide the game of golf with something new and fresh. He thinks that both sides are going to have to come together at some point for the good of the game.
Reaction from Koepka
Koepka, who picked up his second LIV Golf League victory in Orlando, Florida, in April then tied for second at the Masters the following week, didn’t seem too interested in talking about what his victory might do for his new league. He said that he was more interested in his own self right now, and he was just happy to take this home for the third time.
Koepka was asked if he had heard from LIV Golf CEO and commissioner Greg Norman after winning another Wanamaker Trophy. Koepka said that he had only talked to his wife, Jena, who is pregnant with their first child, a boy.
Norman congratulated Koepka on Twitter, and he wrote that Koepka’s comeback had been impressive. He said that he was proud of Koepka, and the LIV Golf League players belonged in the majors, and golf knows it.
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