Chamblee, who is also a former PGA Tour pro, has frequently spoken out against LIV, accusing the players who took the payouts to join the rebel circuit — including Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed — of helping the Saudi regime “sports wash” their image.
Last year, Reed filed a $750 million lawsuit against Chamblee and the Golf Channel, with the 2018 Masters winner accusing the analyst of “calculated, malicious” attacks that have “had a direct effect on his livelihood.”
Since, Chamblee has been a target of LIV golfers’ ire — and has doubled down on his attacks against the rival circuit.
So, with Tuesday’s shocking news of the two tours merging, along with the European DP World Tour, Koepka — arguably the biggest star to join LIV from the PGA Tour — didn’t waste time being petty.
Koepka recently put the finishing touches on his fifth career major, winning the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill by two strokes over Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler.
LIV golfers have been allowed to play in the four majors since the tour’s inception, and Koepka was the first active member of the tour to win one.
Koepka and Mickelson also finished tied for second place at the Masters in April, with Koepka losing the lead to winner Jon Rahm in the final round and Mickelson shooting 7-under over the final 18 holes.