LIV embarrassed by Koepka’s suffocation, fails to capture Masters

Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka
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This is an obvious joke, so let’s get it out of the way. liv golf The Masters representatives are not used to playing 72 holes! So Brooks Koepka blew his lead on Sunday while lying in bed, only to be overtaken by Jon Rahm, who won his first Green Jacket by four strokes! If only the new Saudi-backed golf promotion played longer tournaments! giving victory signature event of the game Slipping is a big deal, and it’s no joke. In what was supposed to be a flag-raising moment for LIV golf, the PGA Tour went from strength to strength. The depth of the LIV can be seen with Koepka tying Phil Mickelson for second place, LIVers and Patrick Reed both tied for fourth and also representing a non-PGA affiliate.

The if-you’re-not-first-you’re-last mindset matters here. That’s really all that matters in individual sports. A green jacket is awarded every year. And after this weekend, The Masters winning amount under the LIV banner is still zero. and a golfer’s strength, in this case, Rahm drop-kicking (or putting) everyone else into oblivion counts. If Katie Ledecky wins gold in the 100m freestyle, and Australia takes the rest of the podium, we’re still hearing one national anthem and it’s not the one that plays before rugby matches. damn it star Spangled Banner. despite the lack of competitive tournaments or high-pressure events LIV golfers who participated in Augusta National last week held their event. Not exactly the second year the league was expecting a win. It is important to understand that difference.

Masters is the litmus test, the measuring stick, the largest group of bragging rights. It would be nice to win the US Open or the British Open, or have a group present for Ryder Cup victories, but that’s not golf’s most important event. If Novak Djokovic were to break away from the ATP and start DTE (Djokovic Tennis Extravaganza), that or one of the turncoats would have given that organization the most legitimacy by winning Wimbledon. Australian Open, French Open, and the US Open are all great, and probably closer in importance to Wimbledon than any non-Masters major golf tournament. But Djokovic’s team would have skyrocketed in prestige with the Wimbledon title in their camp. LIVErs will now have to wait around 360 days for their next chance, with that promotion-defining moment being on the island of Masters of importance.

anyone who is saying that the LIV golfers can’t compete Because they have tournaments 54 holes are not happening White. In non-major men’s professional tournaments, two out of three sets are best, with three out of five sets being the calling card for Grand Slam events. Playing a full fourth round at Augusta due to all the stoppages and tee times that took place last weekend, the PGAers had legitimate competition. Nevertheless, Rahm would claim victory at the following year’s Masters Champions Dinner as a PGA-branded, with no LIV-affiliated win. And this hurts the LIV brand.