Four-time big champion Brooks Copca He is the latest golfer to go on the LIV golf invitation series from the PGA tour, sources have confirmed to ESPN.
The 32-year-old Kopka is one of the top players to join the Breakaway circuit, which is funded by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and has a two-time Open winner presence. Greg Norman.
LIV Golf is expected to announce the addition of Copa in the coming days, sources have confirmed. Copca, ranked 19th in the official world golf rankings, is expected to compete in the first LIV golf tournament in the United States at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland, USA, starting June 30.
The London Telegraph first reported on Tuesday the outstanding departure of Copa from the PGA tour.
One source confirmed it Abraham Answer, Ranked 20th in the world, leaves the PGA Tour for LIV Golf. Then Tuesday, the world’s No. 4 Colin Morikawa He also denied rumors that he was planning to join LIV Golf, tweeting that he “stayed here” on the PGA Tour and that “nothing has changed”.
Once again for the record, you are all completely wrong. I was told I have been staying here since February on the Riviera PGATOUR And nothing has changed. Now if you want to forgive me, I have some grains to pour in my milk
– Colin Morikawa (collin_morikawa) June 21, 2022
LIV Golf has now signed eight of the top 50 players in the world; Bryson Tsamboo (30th place) and Patrick Reid (38th) are also expected to compete in the event in Portland.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan suspended 17 players, including the two-time big winner Dustin Johnson And a six-time big winner Bill Mickelson, For competing in the inaugural event of LIV Golf outside London two weeks ago. Monahan had said that tourists who competed in future LIV golf tournaments without a conflicting event release would face similar punishment.
Monahan meets players Tuesday morning at the Travelers Championships in Cromwell, Connecticut. The PGA Tour Players Advisory Committee also met on Tuesday.
Copca, ranked 84th in the FedEx Cup rankings, was on the field for the Travelers’ Championship, although he was not present at the meeting at the DBC River Highlands.
Monaghan is scheduled to speak to the media on Wednesday.
In 2019, Copca became the first player in history to win two major championships simultaneously; He won the US Open in 2017-18 and the PGA Championship in 2018-19.
Copca joins his longtime friend Johnson and his brother. Chase CopaHe also competed in the London-based LIV event.
Copca has been the No. 1 player in the world for 47 weeks, but has been suffering from back, hip and wrist injuries in recent months. Copca has had two top-10s in 15 starts, but has not performed well in the top three majors this season. He missed the cut at the Masters, finished 55th at the PGA Championships and 55th at last week’s US Open at The Country Club outside Boston.
Copca criticized reporters last week for throwing a “black cloud” at the US Open with questions about LIV golf.
“I’m at the US Open here,” he said. “I’m ready to play in the US Open, and I think it’s kind of bittersweet. You’re all throwing this black cloud over the US Open. It’s one of my favorite events. I do not know why you are playing. [LIV Golf]You keep talking about it. “
Anser, a dual citizen of Mexico and the United States, played in Oklahoma. He won his first and only PGA Tour at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitation in Memphis in August. He has finished in the top 10 in the last two PGA Championships, including the ninth in the Southern Hills last month.
Anser withdrew from the US Open last week due to illness at the last minute. He is not in the field for travelers.
Anser is one of the bright spots for the international team at the 2019 Presidents Cup in Melbourne, Australia. He scored a 3-1-1 record, coming off his only defeat Tiger Woods In the singles game.