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While Brooks Koepka wins LIV Golf event, brother Chase gets relegated

While Brooks Koepka wins LIV Golf event, brother Chase gets relegated

While Brooks Koepka was capturing the LIV event in Jeddah on Sunday and adding $8 million to his bank account, his brother Chase was not having nearly as good a day … or year.

Chase Koepka, from West Palm Beach, will be relegated out of the league after finishing last in the 48-man field Sunday. He shot 6-over par and ended the season 48th in points.

Chase, who is a member of his brother’s Smash team, finished the season with one point. In 13 events, he was 42nd or lower nine times. Still, he has won $1.76 million in prize money.

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The Saudi-financed league concludes its second season this week at Trump National Doral where the team champion will be crowned. Jeddah concluded the race for the individual championship.

Chase will be relegated along with Jed Morgan, James Piot and Sihwan Kim. Those players will have to earn their way back onto LIV through a 72-hole stroke play relegation tournament in late November.

“I know he’s working hard,” Brooks Koepka said. “I know he’s been trying. We’ve been practicing together quite a bit. Honestly, he’s struggling a little bit. I’ve been there. We’ve all been there. Every golfer has. It’s part of it.

“You look at it, he was playing mini-tour golf 16 months ago. I don’t think the last year and a half has been too bad for him.”

Chase was 26th in the points standings in 2022, winning $4.3 million. He made $306,396 in PGA Tour career earnings in seven years before joining LIV in 2022.

Brooks, who lives in Jupiter, won $4 million for capturing the Jeddah event by defeating Talor Gooch in a playoff, and $4 million for finishing third in the season-long standings. That brings Brooks’ total earnings for the season to $17.5 million, not including the $5 million he won in the four majors on the PGA Tour.


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