Brooks Koepka is sick and tired of everyone asking about LIV Golf.
The four-time major champion lashed out at reporters on Tuesday for asking questions about the LIV Golf International Series, which casts a “black cloud” over this week’s U.S. Open, which includes participants from both the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.
“I’m here at the U.S. Open,” Koepka said to reporters. “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 [LIV Golf], the more you keep talking about it.”
Koepka remains a PGA Tour golfer and is not participating in the LIV Golf series, but was asked if there was a financial amount he could be offered to make the move.
“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. Like I said, y’all are throwing a black cloud on the U.S. Open. I think that sucks. I actually do feel bad for the [USGA] for once because it’s a s—ty situation. We’re here to play, and you are talking about an event that happened last week.”
While Koepka isn’t involved in LIV, his younger brother Chase is, having played in last week’s London tournament.
“Obviously, LIV is trying to make a big push for golf,” Koepka said. “Look, I mean, I love my brother. I support him in anything he does. It’s family. I’ll always love and support him. Whatever he does, I’m cheering for him.”
While it’s understandable that Brooks doesn’t want LIV to distract from this weekend’s U.S. Open, it’s hard not to understand why the situation and the financial and moral concerns around it are such a major deal.