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Brooks Koepka announces withdrawal from PGA Tour to join the money-making Saudi breakaway LIV Golf Series

Brooks Koepka is reported to be dropping the PGA Tour and becoming a member of the controversial Saudi breakaway LIV golf sequence.

The four-time important winner, 32, is ready to turn into the newest huge title to hitch the money-spinning tour, with the American to be introduced within the coming days alongside fellow countrymen Bryson Dechambeau and Patrick Reed.

It additionally comes only a few months after Koepka – whose brother Chase has already signed on to LIV Golf – referred to as Phil Mickelson “grasping” for his potential involvement within the new spherical that has surprised the golf world in current weeks.

Notably, Koepka – who has gained the US Open twice and the US PGA Championship twice – eliminated “PGA Tour/Nike Athlete” from his Twitter bio final night time.

Forward of final week’s US Open in Brooklyn, the previous world primary Koepka responded when requested concerning the Saudi-backed tour, insisting reporters have been throwing a “black cloud” over the event.

‘I do not perceive. I am attempting to concentrate on the US Open, man. I legit don’t perceive. Uninterested in conversations. He mentioned: I’m uninterested in all this stuff.

Koepka will, based on telegraphAnd the Her new membership within the sequence shall be introduced forward of the second occasion at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland, Oregon, subsequent week.

Brooks Koepka has pulled out of the PGA Tour and joined the controversial LIV Golf Sequence

Koepka actually described Phil Mickelson (right) with

Koepka has truly described Phil Mickelson (proper) as ‘grasping’ as a consequence of his potential re-run in February.

Koepka - pictured with his wife, actress Jenna Sims - has earned $37.9 million in career award money

Koepka – pictured along with his spouse, actress Jenna Sims – has earned $37.9 million in profession award cash

Talking forward of final week’s US Open, Koepka continued, “I am right here on the US Open, I am able to play the US Open, and I believe it is kinda dangerous, you are all simply throwing this black cloud over the US Open. It is One in all my favourite occasions. I do not know why you guys hold doing this.

“The extra legs I give, the extra I hold speaking about it.”

Again in February, when Mickelson was criticizing the PGA Tour’s management of media rights as rumors unfold about his participation within the Saudi-backed tour, Kupka described what he thought of hypocrisy of his fellow American.

Mickelson mentioned, ‘Hmm [PGA Tour] We additionally cost firms to make use of the pictures they hit. And after I did The Match – there have been 5 of them – the tour pressured me to pay them 1,000,000 {dollars} every time. For my media rights. That type of greed, to me, is past obnoxious.

Then, Koepka responded to the quotes on Instagram, saying, “I do not know if I’d use the phrase grasping if I used to be Phil.”

The 32-year-old after lifting to fourth out of his four majors at the 2019 US PGA Championship

The 32-year-old after lifting to fourth out of his 4 majors on the 2019 US PGA Championship

Mickelson was criticized for participating in the first LIV Golf event in St Albans earlier this month

Mickelson was criticized for taking part within the first LIV Golf occasion in St Albans earlier this month

In line with the PGA Tour web site, Koepka has obtained $37.9 million in profession award cash thus far.

Gamers who participated within the sequence obtained criticism and have been broadly condemned for human rights violations dedicated by the Saudi regime.

Dustin Johnson, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood are among the many different star names to hitch LIV Golf they usually all carried out on the Tour’s Opening Ceremony on the Centurion Membership earlier this month, gained by 2011 Masters Champion Charles Schwarzl.

Dustin Johnson was the highest rated name to play in this month's inaugural LIV Golf event

Dustin Johnson was the very best rated title to play on this month’s inaugural LIV Golf occasion

Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter also signed the controversial Saudi-backed tour

Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter additionally signed the controversial Saudi-backed tour

On Monday, LIV Golf boss Greg Norman responded to critics of the Saudi-backed sequence and criticized the PGA Tour for its “deafening” hypocrisy.

The PGA Tour banned insurgent gamers with speedy impact after taking part in at Centurion earlier this month.

In the meantime, well-known American sports activities broadcaster Bob Costas described the massive checks provided to gamers – the primary seven occasions obtained US$20 million – as “pleasant cash”.

Norman, the previous world primary, has determined to talk out because the US Open attracts to a detailed on Sunday.

‘I am upset individuals are bringing it down [blood money] method, fairly frankly, Norman mentioned Fox Information.

LIV Golf boss Greg Norman responds to critics of the Saudi-backed renegade series

LIV Golf boss Greg Norman responds to critics of the Saudi-backed renegade sequence

The 67-year-old is pictured with the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational winner Charl Schwartzel

The 67-year-old is pictured with the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational winner Charl Schwartzel

“Look, in the event that they need to have a look at it from a perspective, why does the PGA Tour have 23 sponsors doing enterprise with Saudi Arabia price over $40 billion?

‘Why is it okay for sponsors?’ Why is it okay to have a Saudi sponsor, Aramco, the largest sponsor of girls golf on the planet? Why is it okay for them? Why is it okay with these gamers?

‘Will [PGA Tour commissioner] Jay Monahan goes to each considered one of these CEOs from 23 firms investing in Saudi Arabia and will get suspended and banned?

The hypocrisy in all of this, could be very loud. It’s deafening.

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