Coach Brooks Koepka wept in the media over LIV Golf’s narrative after the PGA Championship

Coach Brooks Koepka wept in the media over LIV Golf’s narrative after the PGA Championship

The LIV Golf vs PGA Tour narrative continues over the weekend with Brooks Koepka capturing his fifth main after successful PGA Championship on Sunday.

And whereas he tries to keep away from going into element about what the win means to the tour’s popularity, his coach Claude Harmon III took the chance to name out the media he accused of consuming “Kool-Help.”

Brooks Koepka is congratulated by golf teacher Claude Harmon III in the course of the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Nation Membership on Might 21, 2023 in Rochester, New York. (Andy Lyons/Getty Photographs)

“You all assume LIV, possibly you’ve got modified your tune, however at first, it was all bullshit —, a bunch of individuals taking part in who do not care, who will get the cash, who will get the bag, and it is 54 holes and no competitors and all that,” Harmon mentioned of media in commentary throughout and after Koepka’s ultimate spherical at Oak Hill, in keeping with Golfweek.


“So it is easy for you guys to fake like these guys aren’t such good gamers anymore. And I feel you guys principally do this since you guys drink Kool-Help from different folks. However how do you all assume these folks simply do not to emerge and be an ideal participant is past me.”

Harmon continued: “I feel that is an fascinating Jedi thoughts trick they performed on you guys and also you guys liked it. Due to you guys, ‘These guys are all clear. They took the bag. They do not matter.’ They play with out competitors.’ And that is not the purpose.”

Brooks Koepka and trainer Claude Harmon III talk during a practice round at the 2020 PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka appears on the shot together with his coach, Claude Harmon III, throughout a apply spherical earlier than the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on August 5, 2020, in San Francisco. (Tom Pennington/Getty Photographs)

Koepka turned the primary golfer on the LIV Golf tour to win a serious. On Masters only a month earlier, 18 LIV golfers had performed with 12 making the lower and three top-5 finishes.

Koepka and Phil Mickelson completed T2 and Patrick Reed completed T4.

Harmon later defined that his criticism of the media stems from the portrayal of golfers going to LIV, particularly Koepka, as preventing for cash.

“It goes as far as to debunk the LIV fantasy, that everyone will get paid, you do not care, and for those who receives a commission, you name it. No one thinks that method with Lamar Jackson, with Dak Prescott, with the NBA. Why is golf completely different? Why we would like golf to be like nothing else? That is what I mainly do not get.”

Claude Harmon III congratulates Brooks Koepka on winning the 2023 PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka is congratulated by Claude Harmon III as he comes off the 18th inexperienced on the PGA Championship on Might 21, 2023 in Rochester. (Ross Kinnaird/Getty Picture)

Koepka was requested in the course of the post-match presser about his win and what it meant for LIV, however he appeared to dodge the query.

“I undoubtedly assume it helps LIV, however I am extra considering myself now, to be trustworthy with you,” he mentioned. “Sure, it is an enormous factor for LIV, however on the identical time, I am right here competing as a person within the PGA Championship. I am excited to be bringing this residence for the third time.”


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