Koepka cites injuries, family for joining Saudi-backed tour

by | Jun 28, 2022 | Sports

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. — Four months after suggesting those who defected to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series were sellouts, Brooks Koepka explained Tuesday that he simply changed his mind.Koepka signed with LIV Golf last week for its first event on American soil, which starts Thursday at Pumpkin Ridge west of Portland.It was a stunning reversal for the four-time major champion, who was once an outspoken critic of the fledgling series that seeks to challenge the PGA Tour.“Opinions change. I feel very comfortable with the decision I made. I’m happy, and did what’s best for me,” Koepka said. In February, Koepka said of LIV Golf: “They’ll get their guys. Somebody will sell out and go to it.” Former world No. 1 and fellow four-time major winner Rory McIlroy suggested last week that Koepka and others were duplicitous “to say one thing and then do another thing.”“Look, he’s entitled to his opinion. He can think whatever he wants,” Koepka responded. “He’s going to do what’s best for him and his family, I’m going to do what’s best for me and my family. Can’t hate on anybody for that, and like I said, opinions change, man.”Koepka cited a knee injury that has taken a toll on his body and the desire to spend more time with his family as factors in his decision. He d …

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