Brooks Koepka Creates Buzz with Instagram Post Featuring Ryder Cup Teammates and LIV Golf Gear
Brooks Koepka is no stranger to stirring the pot in the golf world, and he proved that once again with a recent Instagram post. The photo featured some of his Ryder Cup teammates, including Rickie Fowler, Max Homa, Sam Burns, and Xander Schauffele, all wearing Smash GC shirts. Smash GC is the team that Koepka captains on the Saudi-backed circuit, LIV Golf.
The timing of this post is particularly interesting, as it came less than six hours after the Ryder Cup concluded. The U.S. team had suffered a significant defeat, losing to Team Europe with a score of 16.5-11.5. The Americans were largely embarrassed throughout the three-day competition in Rome. While they were trying to salvage some pride during the Sunday singles matches, rumors surfaced about players being unhappy with not being paid to participate in the Ryder Cup. There were even reports suggesting that Koepka had a “Ryder Cup bonus” in his LIV Golf contract, which paid him millions for making the U.S. team.
Although these rumors are unconfirmed, Koepka’s Instagram post seems to indicate that he was aware of them and wanted to add more fuel to the fire. The caption of the photo, “I make money moves,” doesn’t provide any concrete explanation but adds to the intrigue surrounding the situation.
Another significant development is the potential merger between the PGA Tour and the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF), which would also include LIV Golf. It is worth noting that Fowler, Homa, Burns, and Schauffele are all PGA Tour players. With the merger on the horizon, Koepka’s inclusion of his teammates in the photo could suggest that he has already recruited them for Smash GC.
Overall, the Instagram post leaves many questions unanswered. The planned merger between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf adds another layer of speculation to the situation. As always, Koepka keeps fans and the golf community guessing with his provocative actions and statements.
Only time will tell how this story unfolds, but one thing is for sure – Brooks Koepka knows how to keep everyone talking about him.