Chase Koepka, Brooks Koepka’s brother, was demoted from the LIV Golf League in 2024 after finishing 48th overall during the 2023 campaign.
How did Brooks replace the struggling brother? Signing Graeme McDowell who was 42nd in the league last year, just three places above relegation. McDowell only finished in the top 20 three times in 2023, and he spent most of the year at the back of the 48 player fields. The 44-year old won four times on PGA Tour, and 11 on DP World Tour. In 2010, he won the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach.
Koepka still has Matthew Wolff on the roster, a player he a href=”https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2023/10/18/brooks-koepka-liv-golf teammate wolff/” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>publicly criticized multiple times last season/a>. McDowell is virtually of the same caliber as his replacement. McDowell, who is almost the same level as the player he replaces, is the exact same player that Koepka publicly criticised on numerous occasions during the last season. Brooks, and Jason Kokrak (the fourth member of the squad), aren’t enough to carry the team in 2024.
Koepka still has time to trade Wolff but, after his criticism, he shouldn’t expect a lot of return from the former college golf star, who is 24 years old and has struggled to maintain consistency since making the switch to professional.