Koepka Gets Ryder Cup Approval

It would now seem utterly ridiculous that we won't see at least one LIV Golf player at this year's Ryder Cup. Brooks Koepka has played in two counting events, The Masters and The PGA, and he now sits second on the standings having won the latter and finished joint runner-up at Augusta.

And his peers, and even the opposition, would have no qualms about him making Zach Johnson's side.

"I want to win the Ryder Cup. I don't care about tours or anything like that. I want to win the Ryder Cup. It's something we talked about when we finished (at Whistling Straits in 2021), we want to beat those guys in Europe. It's been a long time since we've beat them," the World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler said.

"Whoever the best 12 guys that make a complete team, it's different than individual tournaments. We want a team of guys that are going over there together to bring the Cup back home, and that's all I really care about."

Bizarrely the Americans haven't won an away match for 30 years, a fact that Patrick Cantlay is only too aware of.

"I just want the best 12 Americans on the team. I don't think the US has won a Ryder Cup over there since '93. So I'm looking to change that."

Even McIlroy, who is friendly with Koepka, believes that the five-time Major champ should be on the side but he still doesn't think that the European LIV exiles should be part of things at Marco Simone.

“I mean, I certainly think Brooks deserves to be on the United States team. I think with how he's played, I mean, he's second in the US standings, only played two counting events," McIlroy said. "I don't know if there's anyone else on the, you know, on the LIV roster that would make the team on merit and how they're playing. But Brooks is definitely a guy that I think deserves to be on the US team."

McIlroy added: “I have different feelings about the European team and the other side and sort of how that has all transpired and, yeah, I don't think any of those guys should be a part of the European team."