Brooks Koepka savages NBC and LIV Golf critic Brandel Chamblee after PGA and Saudi-backed collection merger, asking for a ‘welfare test’ on analyst
- Koepka was the primary LIV participant to win a PGA occasion at The PGA Championship
- Chamblee’s concerned in a $750M lawsuit after outspokenly criticizing LIV gamers
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Brooks Koepka is rubbing salt within the wounds of Brandel Chamblee, one in every of his greatest critics, following an announcement that the PGA Tour, LIV and DP World Tour are unifying.
‘Welfare Verify on Chamblee,’ tweeted the 33-year-old, who lately turned the primary LIV participant to win a PGA occasion by claiming victory at the PGA Championship.
Chamblee, who’s a former PGA Tour professional, has beforehand criticized Saudi Arabia’s international funding fund (PIF) for backing upstart LIV Golf.
He is additionally recurrently questioned a number of gamers’ love for the sport, together with Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau after they took giant payouts to hitch the insurgent circuit and accused the previous members of the PGA Tour of serving to Saudi Arabia with its ‘sports activities washing’ technique.
Final yr, Chamblee and the Golf Channel were slapped with a $750million lawsuit, filed by Reed, with the 2018 Masters winner alleging that the 60-year-old ‘calculated, malicious’ feedback on air which have ‘had a direct impact on his livelihood.’
Brooks Koepka’s rubbed salts within the wounds of Brandel Chamblee after LIV and PGA merged
Koepka turned the primary LIV participant to say a PGA occasion by profitable the PGA Championship
Brandel Chamblee – an ex-PGA professional – is a put-by-put analyst for Golf Channel and NBC Sports activities
Usually outspoken, Chamblee has now discovered himself as a goal of LIV golfers’ wrath, however that hasn’t stopped the TV character from doubling down on his assaults on the rival tour.
Koepka’s coach, Claude Harmon III, also recently went public with his remarks on Chamblee, calling him a ‘paid actor by NBC and Golf Channel.’
‘Brandel is a paid actor by NBC and Golf Channel… And I imply, I really like him, I feel Eamon is a unbelievable author, however for Eamon Lynch and Brandel Chamblee, who labored for NBC Golf Channel to utter the phrases ”sportswashing” when the corporate they work for televised the final two Winter Olympics in Russia and China with the identical leaders that they’ve had,’ stated Harmon III through Golfweek.
‘It isn’t like they have been good leaders again then. It isn’t like Putin was a superb man, proper?’
The announcement of golf’s greatest merger comes a yr after LIV Golf was based. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan was on the Canadian Open that week and stated pointedly about any participant who joined LIV or was desirous about it: ‘Have you ever ever needed to apologize for being a member of the PGA Tour?’
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan struck a take care of LIV with out informing PGA gamers
Now they’re companions, giving Saudi Arabia a business voice in golf’s premier group.
‘They have been taking place their path, we have been taking place ours, and after plenty of introspection you understand all this rigidity within the recreation isn’t a superb factor,’ Monahan advised The Related Press through a cellphone interview. ‘We’ve got a accountability to our tour and to the sport, and we felt just like the time was proper to have that dialog.’
The deal was within the works for the final seven weeks, when Monahan first met with Yasir Al-Rumayyan, governor of the PIF. Gamers usually approve modifications to the schedule and different competitors issues. On this one, they have been ignored.
‘Nobody had phrase of this,’ Monahan stated. ‘Our gamers anticipate us to function in one of the best pursuits of the tour.’