Brooks Koepka has decided to be a part of the LIV Golf story, and as expected, there will be a lot of criticism at his expense. What is interesting is his statement two years ago regarding LIV Golf. Yet two years later he changed his mind.
“Money doesn’t matter,” Koepka said, as quoted by nytimes.
“It’s not something that’s important. I just want to be happy. Money’s not going to make me happy. I just want to play against the best.
“If somebody gave me $200 million tomorrow it’s not going to change my life. What am I going to get out of it? I already have [enough money] that I could retire right now, but I don’t want to. I just want to play golf.”
Brooks Koepka and US Open
In the previous weeks at the US Open, he received many questions regarding his participation in the LIV Golf, ie whether he will participate in that tournament. Koepka was furious about such questions and felt that those questions were unnecessary and that his focus was on the US Open.
“I don’t understand, I’m trying to focus on the U.S. Open, man,’’ Koepka said. “I legitimately don’t get it. I’m tired of the conversations. I’m tired of all this stuff.
“I’m here at the US Open, I’m ready to play the U.S. Open, and I think it kind of sucks, too, you are all throwing this black cloud over the U.S. Open. It’s one of my favorite events. I don’t know why you guys keep doing that. The more legs you give it, the more you keep talking about it.”
He will receive especially great criticism because of earlier statements in which he said that money is not his priority. However, most players at LIV Golf don’t care what anyone says, so they decided to be a part of it.