Brother of PGA Tour pro thanks Brooks Koepka for doing "honourable thing"

The brother of PGA Tour pro Mark Hubbard thanked Brooks Koepka after he WD from the Travelers Championship.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2022
Brother of PGA Tour pro thanks Brooks Koepka for doing "honourable thing"

Until last night, LIV Golf-bound Brooks Koepka was still in the field for the forthcoming Travelers Championship on the PGA Tour.

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Mysteriously, he has withdrawn. What could possibly be going on here? Has he suddenly acquired an injury? What gives, Brooksy?

Of course, the PGA Tour have not given an official on-the-record reason for his latest withdrawal. But we are reading between the lines, here.

Our exhaustive forensic analysis after seeing Koepka has taken out "PGA TOUR" from his Twitter leads us to believe his future is elsewhere.

Before Koepka, 32, withdrew, he was called out by the brother of PGA Tour pro Mark Hubbard.

Hubbard, 33, has not won on the PGA Tour yet. He was one of 15 alternates should players drop out this week.

Of course, if Koepka was LIV Golf bound for a reported massive pay day and he still played in the event it wouldn't feel right.

At least that was the consensus from Hubbard's brother Nathan:

Then he posted after Koepka's withdrawal:

It has not been revealed how much Koepka's deal with LIV Golf is reported to be worth. 

The four-time major winner joins Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Bryson DeChambeau and Kevin Na in the series.

LIV Golf, backed by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, have reportedly paid more than $500million on players so far.

More big names are expected to follow. Collin Morikawa was the latest rumoured PGA Star to jump ship.

But he quickly rejected those rumours. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan held a meeting with the membership yesterday.

There, he outlined how the PGA Tour will deal with the threat of LIV Golf with sweeping changes to their schedule.

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