Brooks Koepka isn’t one to mince words.
Koepka, the defending champion at LIV Golf Jeddah, has a three-shot lead over Sergio Garcia and Charles Howell III heading into the final round in King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia. He has talked following both of his rounds this week, but it’s what he said after Friday’s opening 18 at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club that is peak Koepka.
Koepka was asked a question about the brotherhood of his Smash GC team, which includes his brother, Chase Koepka, along with Jason Kokrak and Matthew Wolff. However, Koepka’s answer makes it seem he has a different view of his team.
“There’s only three of us on our team,” Koepka said. “I mean, obviously my brother, I’m pretty tight with him, and then — I’ve enjoyed being around Jay for the last — I’ve been pretty close with Jay for maybe the last three years. I’ve enjoyed being around him. He’s a good player, super talented. It’s been fun to be around him, and he’s played pretty solid this year. Yeah, I can’t say anything bad about him.”
Wolff? Not mentioned.
“Well there’s only 3 of us on our team.” – 😬😳☠️ @BKoepka leading going into Championship Sunday @ #LIVGolf Jeddah talking about the “Brotherhood” of @SmashGC.
This is the type of petty BS I’m 100% here for. You may not like it, but I LOVE it! And Smash is only 3 shots back!!!😂 pic.twitter.com/jMF5xoWELh
— Pro Golf Critic (@ProGolfCritic) October 14, 2023
In July, Koepka called out Wolff’s work ethic and attitude. In return, Wolff questioned Koepka’s leadership.
This week, Wolff is T-42 at 1 over. He has only one finish better than 34th since LIV Golf Adelaide in April, a fifth at the Greenbrier. He’s also 25th in the season-long points race, meaning he can be traded or released from his team during the offseason transfer period.
Safe to say, Wolff won’t be back with Smash GC next season.