Greg Norman congratulates Brooks Koepka on PGA Championship victory and praises LIV Golf’s performance on PGA Tour
LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman was quick to grab a chance to signal the dominance of LIV players on a PGA Tour
Greg Norman (left) and Brooks Koepka (right). [Pic Credit: Forbes/ KSL Sports]
On Sunday, Brooks Koepka established his name in history books after emerging as the winner of the PGA Championship 2023. He not only becomes the third player in the history of golf to win three PGA Championships, but he also becomes the first LIV golfer to do so. His efforts on the golf course are now being praised all around the world including Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf.
The complex sport of golf was left stunned when the LIV league was announced. Several tour players soon left the PGA Tour to take part in the newly formed league. Ever since its creation, the fans have been left divided on whom to support. The PGA also laid bans on players who left, so for Koepka to come back and win was always going to get reactions.
“Congrats @Bkoepka your comeback has been impressive. I am so proud of you. As for the @livgolf_league players they belong and the majors and the golf knows. 3 LIV Golfers in the top 10, 5 in the top 20, 11 made the cut,” Norman tweeted while congratulating Koepka on his historic victory at the Oak Hill County Club.
LIV Golf claims bragging rights over PGA Tour following Brooks Koepka’s victory at PGA Championship
There was a huge buzz as soon as the announcement was made that several LIV Golf players will be attending the tournament. Players like Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau did not receive a warm welcome from most of the crowds. The duo was heavily booed whenever they took to the course, which clearly signaled the animosity between the two leagues.
Koepka’s victory at the PGA Championship has now somewhat given bragging rights to the breakaway league. Fans of LIV Golf were quick to remind everyone that their league has some of the very best players in the world. The PGA on the other hand had to swallow their pride and acknowledge the historic moment.
Apart from Koepka from majestic win, the event saw 11 of the 16 LIV players make the final cut with five finishing in the top 20 rankings. There is no doubt that the Saudi-backed league will keep reminding everyone of this win in the upcoming days.
The major question of concern which arises now is, will this event bring drastic changes to the game of golf? The Norman-founded league has been constantly pushing for the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points. If their application is accepted, what happens then? The answers to these questions are up for debate from experts.
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