Although Brooks Koepka denied his participation in LIV Golf, he quickly changed his mind and became part of LIV Golf. “Opinions change. I feel very comfortable with the decision I made. I’m happy, and did what’s best for me,” Koepka said, as quoted by nytimes.
Koepka also commented on McIlroy's statement that "some say one thing and then do another thing." “Look, he’s entitled to his opinion. He can think whatever he wants,” Koepka said. “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”.
Pat Perez on LIV Golf
Pat Perez also decided to perform at LIV Golf, and reporters mentioned to him that Saudi Arabia is violating human rights.
“I understand the topics you’re trying to bring up, and they’re horrible events, but I’m here to play golf. That’s my deal,” said Pat Perez “I’ve got an opportunity to play golf, and that’s it”.
“You want to be able to play anywhere you want. And you should be able to play wherever you want. We should be able to do whatever we want. We are independent contractors,” Perez said. “The (PGA) Tour has tried to strong-arm us all year and come with bans and suspensions and all that, and how’d that work? Look how many guys are here.
That didn’t work at all”.
Bryson DeChambeau believes that people will see the importance of LIV Golf in time. “I think as time goes on, hopefully people will see the good that they are doing and what they are trying to accomplish rather than looking at the bad that’s happened before,” DeChambeau said.
“I think moving on from that is important, and going and continuing to move forward in a positive light is something that could be a force for good for the future of the game”.