Chase Koepka, younger brother of golf superstar Brooks Koepka, is on the verge of being relegated from the LIV Golf setup. With just one point earned throughout the 2023 season, Chase found himself inside the drop zone heading into the final week of the regular season. He needed a strong performance in Jeddah to save his spot but has struggled to find his form, sitting at a tie for 44th at two-over-par with one round left to play.
On the other hand, Brooks Koepka is having a phenomenal week and leads the tournament in Saudi Arabia at 12-under-par, giving him a three-shot lead going into the final round. With his impressive performance, he is on track to defend his LIV Jeddah title. When asked about his brother’s situation, Brooks acknowledged that there was nothing he could do to help Chase. He stated, “At the end of the day, it’s up to him.”
Brooks also shared that Chase has been putting in the effort and working hard on his game, despite his struggles. He empathized, saying, “Every golfer has been there. It’s part of it.” He emphasized how far Chase has come, mentioning that just 16 months ago, he was playing mini-tour golf. Brooks believes that the last year and a half has not been too bad for Chase and commended his brother’s progress.
Although Chase’s chances of remaining in the LIV Golf setup seem slim, there is still hope for him to continue competing in the Saudi-backed league. He will have the opportunity to participate in the relegation playoff event, which will be played over 72 holes this winter. This gives him another chance to prove his skills and potentially secure his spot in the breakaway circuit.
As the final round approaches, Chase Koepka faces an uncertain future in the LIV Golf setup. While his superstar brother, Brooks, continues to excel, Chase will need to put forth a remarkable performance if he hopes to avoid relegation. Nevertheless, whether he remains in the breakaway circuit or competes in the relegation playoff event, Chase’s journey in professional golf is far from over.