Brooks Koepka says he will not join the Premier Golf League

Brooks Koepka says he will not join the Premier Golf League

It was first Rory McIlroy, the current No. 1 player in the world, who told reporters a month ago in Mexico: "I'm out". "But these guys we see win, who have been fighting for 10 or 15 years, that's what makes the stories great".

"I think right now everyone is nervous about what has been going around, but I think it's the necessary steps that need to be taken in regards to the safety and health of not only players, but just the general population". Having failed to advance past the second stage of PGA Tour qualifying in 2012, he played remote spots on the Challenge Tour, earned a European Tour card and eventually made it to the PGA Tour, where he won his first tournament in early 2015.

Now, on the Sunday when the PGA Tour should have been bringing the curtain down on its showpiece event, the Players, there was some welcome good news.

"I am out of the PGL; I'm going with the PGA Tour, " Koepka said.

"I don't forget where I came from", said Koepka.

As for the focused and hyped nature of the Premier Golf League - 18 events, including 10 in the States, with 12 four-man teams over 54 holes with an enormous prize pot each week - the four-time major victor wasn't getting carried away with the thought of that. It would be hard for me to look at the boys and leave them without work. "There are guys from that top 125 who could be the next star". Yes, the top guys do a lot for the tour. "At the end of the day I'm a competitor". Golf is just not a team sport.

"Money is not going to change my life", he said. Kisner said Brendon Todd and Jimmy Walker were slated to play, adding that Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth were also planning a trip.

Woods' remarks came on the heels of the Centers for Disease Control recommendation on Sunday that events of 50 or more people should be canceled for the next eight weeks throughout the United States. And at this point I'm just anxious about trying to get home right now and figure out what I'm going to do for a couple weeks and wonder what I'm preparing for next. "I hope I have a long career ahead of me on the PGA tour".

"The one point as a specialist golf enthusiast in my placement that I worth is the truth that I have freedom and flexibility over every little thing that I do. I mean they would, but it would be a totally different golf course than what we play in the spring".

"To me it nearly seemed like it was just inevitable as far as where things were heading across our country in sports and through different organisations and things like that". When life is good, and it's really good, you don't want to change it.

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