Brooks Koepka Calls Rory McIlroy About PGL Stance

Brooks Koepka rejects the PGL

Brooks Koepka has been the latest player to reject the Premiere Golf League, and Rory McIlroy surprisingly influenced this decision. Although the players are largely viewed as rivals since they are the latest two players to be ranked No. 1 in the world, it seems they garner a mutual respect for each other and consult to each other for making huge choices such as which league they will align with.

McIlroy was the first player to reject the PGL

McIlroy was the first player to publicly denounce the Premiere Golf League. He cited the harsh stipulations with the schedule and most recently the type and amount of investors in the Premiere Golf League did not hold well with Rory McIlroy’s moral compass.

Brooks Koepka told the Associated Press very plainly that he is “out of the Premiere Golf League.”

Brooks Koepka called McIlroy to see that was how he really feels

In an interview on Just the Fax, McIlroy opened up about his call with Brooks Koepka and explained that it was a conversation they had that ultimately led to Koepka’s decision.

“There were discussions that were had. Brooks did call me a couple weeks ago, and just wanted to sort of get my thoughts on it,” McIlroy said. “He wasn’t down in Mexico, but he saw what I said down there. He said, ‘Look is this what you really feel?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, Look, Brooks, it’s not something that I want to be a part of for a few different reasons.”

Jon Rahm rejected the PGL shortly after

Brooks Koepka wasn’t the latest player to reject the Premiere Golf League, in fact shortly after his announcement Jon Rahm also rejected the Premiere Golf League. On Sunday he said, “ I think I’m just going to focus on the PGA TOUR.” He added, “At the end of the day I’m a competitor, I’m a PGA TOUR member and I’m going to stay that way.”

That now means the three biggest players have publicly spoken out against the Premiere Golf League, which doesn’t fare to well for the future of the concept league.

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