Source: LIV Golf Makes Major Push to Sign Koepka; Reignite Rivalry With DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka
Will Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka take their rivalry to the LIV Golf tour? (Getty Images)

LIV Golf’s spending spree might be just getting started. Greg Norman’s breakaway tour has already signed nine-figure deals with Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau – totaling $400-500 million, and now they have a fourth $100 million-plus superstar in their sights.

LIV Golf is making a “major push” to sign four-time major winner Brooks Koepka, according to a source who travels in the LIV Golf orbit.

The source told Pro Golf Weekly, “LIV feels confident but both parties are waiting until after the U.S. Open to avoid a media firestorm.”

Given his age (just turned 32), resume (four majors) and superstar status, Koepka would be the biggest blow to the PGA Tour and Jay Monahan.

As part of the deal, Koepka would be expected to play in each of the $25 million LIV Golf events. He would also appear in marketing campaigns for the upstart tour, including reigniting Koepka’s made-for-TV rivalry with DeChambeau, which they believe is “pure gold.”

Koepka would also be reunited with his former “bash brother,” DJ, and real brother Chase Koepka.

With Koepka on board, LIV Golf would have the champions of four (2016-18, 2020) of the last six U.S. Opens, three (2018-19, 2021) of the last five PGAs, and three (2017-18, 2020) of the last six Masters. It would also almost guarantee that the Official World Golf Rankings award points to the upstart tour.

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  1. I would not be shocked if Koepka signs but he is going to demand more than Bryson. I think they run the risk of becoming to WWF if they try and market a Koepka v DeChambeau rivavlry

    Couple things I picked up listening to the pros comments, even those that are not anti Liv.

    Seems like 100% agree shot gun shots are amateur hour. Can not have one golfer finishing up on an easy Par 5 and another on a tough Par 4. This is the golfers saying this.

    Also, OWGR will not award ranking points unless there is a field of at least 72 and it needs to be 72 holes, not 54 unless weather related. So Liv would need to change

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