With Brooks Koepka, LIV Golf Now Boasts Nearly Half of the Most Recent Major Winners, From 2016-2021

Brooks Koepka Wins 2019 PGA Championship
Brooks Koepka sits alongside the Wanamaker Trophy as he speaks to the media during a press conference after winning the PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course on May 19, 2019 in Farmingdale, NY. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

From 2016 through 2021, there were 23 majors contested. With the signing of Brooks Koepka, LIV Golf now boasts players who’ve captured 10 of those trophies (or 10 more than Rory McIlroy’s won over this time period).

Further, LIV Golf’s ten major winners over this span are all marquee names such as Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau, whereas the 13 winners from the PGA Tour side include elite superstars such as Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Jon Rahm, as well as the GOAT Tiger Woods, but also include players who were either a flash in the pan and never considered elite, and/or no longer competitive, such as Gary Woodland (world No.84), Danny Willett (138), Henrik Stenson (153), Francesco Molinari (174) and Jimmy Walker (397).

LIV Golf Major Champs

2016: Dustin Johnson (U.S. Open)
2017: Sergio Garcia (Masters), Brooks Koepka (U.S. Open)
2018: Patrick Reed (Masters), Brooks Koepka (U.S. Open, PGA)
2019: Brooks Koepka (PGA)
2020: Bryson DeChambeau (U.S. Open), Dustin Johnson (Masters)
2021: Phil Mickelson (PGA)

PGA Tour Major Champs

2016: Henrik Stenson (Open), Jimmy Walker (PGA), Danny Willett (Masters)
2017: Jordan Spieth (Open), Justin Thomas (PGA)
2018: Francesco Molinari (Open)
2019: Shane Lowry (Open), Gary Woodland (U.S. Open), Tiger Woods (Masters)
2020: Collin Morikawa (PGA)
2021: Collin Morikawa (Open), Jon Rahm (U.S. Open), Hideki Matsuayama (Masters)

So much for being “dead in the water.”

1 COMMENT

  1. It seems like most of the Liv signings are guys not liked by the fans.

    Reed, Garcia, Dechambeau even DJ and Koepka.

    I guess that is whybPhil got the most

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