- Brooks Koepka doesn’t want to talk about LIV Golf.
- The four-time major winner was left frustrated by the media during his pre-US Open press conference.
- Koepka also spoke about his brother’s decision to join LIV Golf.
There are plenty of intriguing storylines heading into the 2022 US Open that have nothing to do with the LIV Golf Invitational Series.
You have Jon Rahm on defense this week, Phil Mickelson in search of a career Grand Slam, Brooks Koepka looking to continue his ridiculous run at the US Open (five Top 6s in his last six appearances), Rory McIlroy coming off picking up a win last week, Justin Thomas looking for his second straight major win, and many more.
Each of these scenarios, and the many others, came second. the theme of LIV Golf.
You can’t blame the media for asking every player who steps in front of a mic this week about LIV Golf, the sport as a whole finds itself in whole new territory, but that doesn’t mean players are chomping at the bit. brake. share their thoughts on the Saudi-backed league.
Koepka, for example, is tired of hearing and talking about LIV Golf.
During his press conference in Brookline on Tuesday, the two-time US Open champion was asked if there was a financial number that would push him to trade tours and join LIV Golf. He didn’t want to and instead wanted to talk about the US Open.
“I haven’t thought about it much, I’m trying to focus on the US Open, man, I legitimately don’t understand,” Koepka said.
“I’m tired of the conversation, I’m tired of all this. You all are casting a dark cloud over the US Open, and I think it sucks. “I actually feel bad for them (USGA) because it’s a half-hearted situation.”
“We are here to play and you are talking about an event that happened last week.”
“You all are casting a dark cloud over the US Open, and I think it sucks.”
Brooks Koepka was a little annoyed by all the questions about the LIV Golf Series. pic.twitter.com/efRtTldE0D
– TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 14, 2022
Koepka is not wrong that the LIV Golf discussions are “casting a dark cloud over the US Open,” as that has been the case so far this week. It is certain, and we hope, that attention will turn to the real major golf championship that will be played in a historic venue during Thursday’s opening tee shot.
Koepka’s younger brother, Chase, attended the inaugural LIV event last week in London. Brooks was asked about his brother’s decision and said he would always love and support him in any decision he makes.