Chamblee: Brooks Koepka shouldn’t be on US Ryder Cup team

Ronan MacNamara

Ricky Elliott and Brooks Koepka embrace after victory at Oak Hill (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee believes Brooks Koepka should not be part of the US Ryder Cup team in Rome next month.

Koepka is currently projected to occupy the sixth and final automatic qualifying spot for Zach Johnson’s side ahead of the selection deadline following the final round of tonight’s BMW Championship.

The American LIV golfer has had a terrific season, coming second in the Masters before winning the PGA Championship at Oak Hill.


As a member of LIV Golf, Koepka is not eligible to play in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Chamblee however, isn’t entertaining notions of Koepka being included on the Ryder Cup team, stating that his presence in Italy would be “bad for the Ryder Cup team.”

“Koepka being at the Ryder Cup, regardless of what he does, will not be about whether it will be great for the United States or the Ryder Cup,’’ Chamblee said on the Golf Channel.

“In making this team more cohesive, being on point, and pointing in the right direction, Brooks Koepka missing this team would be good for this team.”

Koepka could fall out of the top-6 automatic places tonight depending on results but despite that, he has long been mooted as a captains pick.

Koepka is 6-5-1 from his previous two Ryder Cup appearances with appearances in Paris in 2018 and Whistling Straits in 2021.

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