Koepka hoping for “statement” LIV winner at The Masters

Ronan MacNamara

Brooks Koepka (Photo by Luke Walker/WME IMG/WME IMG via Getty Images)

Brooks Koepka believes that if one of the 17 LIV Golf players involved at the Masters could win at Augusta National, it would be a real statement of intent for the strength in depth of the Saudi backed tour.

Currently, the 12-team league boasts three of the last six Masters winners and the current Open champion in Cameron Smith, if the Australian were to win that would mean that LIV would have both the Open and Masters champion – the two most recent major winners.

Koepka, a four-time major winner would welcome the shake-up a LIV major winner would cause in the world of men’s professional golf.


“Look, anytime you win the Masters, it’s going to be a big boost off the golf course for you,” Koepka said. “I don’t care who you are. Look at anybody that’s won it, I guarantee they would say the same thing.

“I can’t speak for what would happen because I don’t know the future, but I’m assuming that would be a massive, massive boost for any team, player, individual, whatever, it doesn’t matter what it is, it’s going to be a big boost.

“Anytime you win The Masters or The Open, that’s usually a pretty big statement.”

Koepka came close to winning a green jacket in 2019 but finished runner-up to Tiger Woods. A back door fourth place finish in 2020 was followed by successive missed cuts in 2021 and 2022 when he struggled with knee injuries.

For the first time since 2019, the American will be driving down Magnolia Lane healthy and ready to rock.

“I would say that was probably the last time I was healthy,” he said.

“I mean, everything is different, right? Like if I can move — I’m able to move how I want to move, get the swing in positions that I want to get it in, everything becomes a lot easier, and the game becomes a lot easier than it’s been over the past three years.”

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