Koepka launches into Wolff: “A lot of talent but I mean, the talent’s wasted”


Brooks Koepka (Photo by Doug DeFelice/LIV Golf)

Brooks Koepka wasn’t about to hold back in his criticism of Smash teammate Matthew Wolff ahead of this week’s LIV event in London.

Wolff arrived to England off the back of a 44th place finish in Spain having struggled in his previous five events, including when he withdrew from May’s Washington tournament through two rounds while sitting 46th of the 48 players in the field.

And things aren’t about to get any easier for Wolff with Team Captain Koepka intensifying the heat with scathing comments in his interview with Sports Illustrated on Tuesday.


“I mean, when you quit on your round, you give up and stuff like that, that’s not competing,” said Koepka.

“I’m not a big fan of that. You don’t work hard. It’s very tough. It’s very tough to have even like a team dynamic when you’ve got one guy that won’t work, one guy is not going to give any effort, he’s going to quit on the course, break clubs, gets down, bad body language, it’s very tough. I’ve basically given up on him—a lot of talent, but I mean, the talent’s wasted.”

Wolff had cited an undisclosed injury when withdrawing from the Washington event in May, with his name partially removed from his team’s social media pages in the aftermath, fuelling speculation that he could be on his way out.

Asked about his future with the team in London, a healthy Wolff remained committed.

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