LIV Golf Jeddah: Brooks Koepka off to hot start in Saudi Arabia as he leads by two after 8-under 62

We haven’t heard from Brooks Koepka in a while.

In the four major championships this year, the Florida State Seminole finished 55th twice and missed two cuts. Since moving to the LIV Golf Series, Koepka has just one top 10 in five starts. His last worldwide win came at the 2021 WM Phoenix Open.

All in all, he’s been off the map.

But he’s off to a great start at this week’s LIV event in Jeddah, posting a bogey-free 8-under 62 to lead Charl Schwartzel by two and a group of three players, including Patrick Reed, by three shots.

Koepka’s brother, Chase, was at the top of the board at one point during the first round and Brooks took notice.

“It was really special, gives me goosebumps just thinking about it,” Brooks said after his round at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club.

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Chase eventually signed for a 2-under 68 and sits T-16 with both Dustin Johnson and Cameron Smith.

Phil Mickelson, who was blunt with his remarks earlier in the week in regard to LIV and the PGA Tour, posted an opening-round 3-under 67 and is tied for ninth.

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By: Riley Hamel
Title: LIV Golf Jeddah: Brooks Koepka off to hot start in Saudi Arabia as he leads by two after 8-under 62
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2022/10/14/liv-golf-news-jeddah-brooks-koepka-8-under-62/
Published Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2022 14:40:03 +0000

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