Brooks Koepka: "I kept telling everybody, but nobody believed me"

Brooks Koepka says 'nobody believed' he was back to his best as he weighed in on Rory McIlroy's latest comments before the 2024 Masters.

Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka says 'nobody believed' he had rediscovered his form before the 2023 Masters as he weighed in on Rory McIlroy's latest comments. 

McIlroy spoke to Golf Monthly before teeing it up at the Valero Texas Open in which he claimed the bickering between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf simply cannot continue. 

The Northern Irishman claimed the dire situation had led to a split amongst golf fans, not just the players. 

"I just don't see how that benefits anyone in the long run," McIlroy said, who has reportedly turned to Butch Harmon for help. 

Koepka was asked about the Ulsterman's thoughts ahead of LIV Golf Miami


The tournament represents the fifth stop of LIV's third season and Koepka's final one before heading to Augusta National. 

Koepka told reporters his Masters prep began on 1 March. 

"As far as what Rory said, I don't know, I don't -- it's tough to tell the future," Koepka said. 

"I have no control over anything. I'm just kind of, just keep going wherever they tell me to go.

"Same with the PGA Tour guys. I just don't think anybody knows the future. Nobody knows on this side. Nobody knows on that side. 

"It's up to people that are more important than me and more important than a bunch of the players to decide.

"We'll let them figure it out and go from there."

Koepka has enjoyed somewhat of a career resurgence since joining LIV Golf after overcoming what he once believed was a career-threatening knee injury. 

He has conceded his decision to join LIV for north of $100m would have been harder had he not faced the injury scare. 

The American revealed at the 2023 Masters he dislocated his knee after he 'slipped' at home. 

“My leg was sideways and out," Koepka previously said.  

"My foot was turned out, and when I snapped it back in, because the kneecap had already shattered, it went in pretty good."

Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka

Koepka played in the final group at the 2023 Masters and, despite leading, eventually finished four strokes behind the champion Jon Rahm

A month after that near miss, Koepka won his fifth major at the PGA Championship. 

It marked a sensational and surprising return to form. Except Koepka wasn't. 

"I mean, I already knew that [I was back]," Koepka said.  

"I think it was more, I mean, I kept telling everybody, but nobody believed me. I think it was more validation for everybody else."

Koepka said he hasn't visited Augusta National yet for a scouting mission. 

McIlroy has and reportedly will skip the Par 3 Contest this year. 

The overwhelming favourite to win the coveted green jacket is Scottie Scheffler

The 2024 Masters begins 11 April. 

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