There are a lot of players who have recently decided to perform at LIV Golf. The huge amount of money that LIV Golf can offer them is one of the main reasons why they decided on this move. Brooks Koepka and Abraham Ancer are one of the last names to perform at LIV Golf.
Xander Schauffele is one of those who were associated with going to LIV Golf, but he denied it and decided to stay. Still, he decided to comment on Brooks Koepka’s departure. The news saddened him because he was hoping for a match against such a player, but it seems that it will not happen.
“It’s a bummer,” said Schauffele for Zach Gelb Show, as quoted by golfmonthly. “I don’t hold it against any individual that leaves. Selfishly, it’s good, it’s competition, it’s good because he’s a four-time Major champion, when he’s playing his best, he’s the best.
“He’s been number one in the world and carried that when he was there. I like to compete. People have their reasons for going and I guess I don’t hold that against them. Selfishly I’m sad that I don’t get to play against him any more at this moment”.
Jay Monahan on Koepka's decision
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan did not want to comment excessively on the departure of one of the most important members of the PGA Tour. "I am disappointed that Brooks Koepka has left and joined the LIV Golf series.
"I have not had a chance to talk to him about it, and I look forward to having a conversation with him, but I am not going to share any more than that at this point in time. "Every player that has left, I have great admiration and respect for the contributions they have made to the PGA Tour. And I think a lot of players have had a hard time making that decision [to leave]."
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