MIAMI — For those who believed there was any chance of Brooks Koepka and Matthew Wolff salvaging their relationship, Koepka’s comments Wednesday ahead of LIV Golf’s season-ending team championship slammed that door shut.
Koepka has not sugarcoated his feelings about Wolff, who, like Koepka, lives in Jupiter. And he dug in again Wednesday. Now Wolff, who remains a part of Koepka’s LIV team, is paired with Brooks’ brother, Chase, in Friday’s foursomes event.
“We don’t have much interaction, no,” Brooks said.
When pushed, he elaborated.
“I’ve tried. I’ve spent the majority of the beginning of the year trying to help and trying to figure that out. But I think it’s past its point. I’ve tried. I’ve been very open with it. Sometimes you can’t help people that don’t want help.”
Smash, the team Koepka captains, includes his brother, Wolff and Jason Kokrak.
In July, Koepka questioned Wolff’s work ethic and attitude, saying he has a lot of talent but that “talent’s wasted.” This was after Wolff withdrew from the LIV event outside of Washington, D.C.
Last week, during the LIV event at Jeddah, which Koepka won, he was asked about his team and said, “there’s only three of us on our team,” and talked about how much he enjoys being around Chase and Kokrak.
Now, Brooks Koepka likely will be looking for two new team members for the 2024 season. Chase Koepka was 48th in the individual points standings and will be relegated. His only path back to LIV is through a full-field promotion event that will be held in December.
Brooks was third in the final individual standings, Kokrak 23rd and Wolff 27th.
Wolff was approached by Golfweek on Wednesday following Koepka’s comments but did not stop, shaking his head before a question was asked. But in a recent interview with The Palm Beach Post, before both the Jeddah and Doral events (and the Ryder Cup) Wolff said the Koepka controversy was behind him. He added he believed Koepka deserved his spot on the Ryder Cup team.
Matthew Wolff open about mental health
Wolff, 24, has been open about his mental health struggles, saying at one time it was difficult just getting out of bed and that he feared going to tournaments. He said did not want to “screw up in front of everyone.”
This was early 2021.
“Golf is just really hard,” Wolff told The Post last month. “Growing up it came really easy to me, the competition was easier. In a professional setting, it’s hard in…