Four-time significant hero Brooks Koepka is the furthest down the line golf player to abscond from the PGA Tour to the LIV Golf Invitational Series, sources have affirmed to ESPN.
Koepka, 32, is one of the most prominent players to join the breakaway circuit, which is being financed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and is fronted by double cross Open champ Greg Norman.
LIV Golf is supposed to declare the expansion of Koepka before very long, sources have affirmed. Koepka, who is positioned nineteenth in the Official World Golf Ranking, is supposed to contend in the primary LIV Golf occasion in the United States, at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland, Oregon, beginning June 30.
Koepka’s forthcoming takeoff from the PGA Tour was first revealed Tuesday by the Telegraph of London.
A source affirmed that Abraham Ancer, who is positioned twentieth on the planet, likewise is leaving the PGA Tour for LIV Golf. Later Tuesday, world No. 4 Collin Morikawa denied bits of gossip that he likewise was wanting to join LIV Golf, tweeting that he is “digging in for the long haul” on the PGA Tour and “nothing has changed.”
LIV Golf has now marked eight of the main 50 players on the planet; Bryson DeChambeau (positioned 30th) and Patrick Reed (38th) are supposed to contend in the occasion in Portland also.
PGA Tour magistrate Jay Monahan suspended 17 players, including double cross significant champ Dustin Johnson and six-time significant victor Phil Mickelson, for contending in LIV Golf’s debut occasion outside London fourteen days prior. Monahan had said that visit players who contended in future LIV Golf competitions without a clashing occasion delivery would deal with comparative repercussion.
Monahan is meeting with players Tuesday morning at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. The PGA Tour’s players warning chamber likewise was meeting Tuesday.
Koepka, who is 84th in the FedEx Cup standings, stayed in the field for the Travelers Championship, however he was not at the gathering at the TPC River Highlands.
Monahan is booked to talk with media Wednesday.
In 2019, Koepka turned into the principal player in history to keep down to-move triumphs in two significant titles at the same time; he won the U.S. Open in 2017-18 and the PGA Championship in 2018-19.
Koepka joins his long-term companion Johnson and his sibling, Chase Koepka, who likewise contended in the London-based LIV occasion.
Koepka was the No. 1 player on the planet for a considerable length of time however has been irritated by back, hip and wrist wounds lately. Koepka has two top-10s in 15 beginnings however didn’t passage well in the initial three majors this season. He missed the cut at the Masters, tied for 55th at the PGA Championship and was 55th in last week’s U.S. Open at The Country Club outside Boston.
Koepka condemned correspondents last week for projecting a “dark cloud” over the U.S. Open with inquiries regarding LIV Golf.
“I’m here at the U.S. Open,” he said. “I’m prepared to play the U.S. Open, and I think it sort of sucks, as well, you are tossing this dark cover over the U.S. Open. It’s one of my #1 occasions. I don’t have the foggiest idea why you all continue to do that. The more legs you give [LIV Golf], the more you continue to discuss it.”
Ancer, a double resident of Mexico and the U.S., played at Oklahoma. He asserted his solitary PGA Tour triumph at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis in August. He likewise completed in the main 10 in every one of the beyond two PGA Championships, including a tie for 10th at Southern Hills the month before.
Ancer pulled out of last week’s U.S. Open without a second to spare, refering to sickness. He isn’t in that frame of mind for the Travelers.
Ancer was one of the brilliant spots for the International Team in the 2019 Presidents Cup in Melbourne, Australia. He had a 3-1-1 record, with his main misfortune coming against Tiger Woods in a singles match.
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