Brooks Koepka joins Saudi league, reaction, contract value, sign on fee, Bryson DeChambeau

Brooks Koepka is reportedly out the PGA Tour door and on his way to LIV Golf, drawing swift and brutal reaction from the golf world.

The four-time major winner has previously insisted he doesn’t care about money, and took aim at journalists when being asked about LIV Golf.

Just last week, he slammed reporters at the US Open as he deflected questions about joining the rival tour, where his brother Chase plays.

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“I’m here. I’m here at the US Open. I’m ready to play US Open, and I think it kind of sucks, too, you are all throwing this black cloud over the US Open,” he said.

“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.”

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In February 2020, when the idea of ​​a Saudi-funded league started making waves, Koepka said: “Money doesn’t matter.

“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 withdraw right now, but I don’t want to. I just want to play golf.”

now The Telegraph reports that Koepka is the latest recruit by LIV Golf, who will pay him a sign-on fee believed to be in the ballpark of those paid to Bryson DeChambeau (A$143m) and Dustin Johnson (A$179m).

In light of the news, social media was swift to remind Koepka of his comments from both 2020 and last week.

Meanwhile, Golfweek columnist Eamon Lynch wrote that Koepka has suffered a humiliation in joining LIV Golf.

“Beyond now having to labor at the beck and call of people he dislikes (with good reason, to be fair), the decision to join LIV Golf represents a humiliation for Koepka, though he will be loathe to admit it,” he wrote.

“He has always fancied himself more an athlete than a golfer, but this is an admission that he’s neither, that he’s just an entertainer doomed to play exhibitions against the washed-up veterans and no-name youngsters that he’s long considered unfit to sniff his jockstrap.”

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