Brooks Koepka has odd exchange with PGA CEO Seth Waugh after winning PGA Championship


That was an fascinating look.

Brooks Koepka’s PGA Championship victory celebration appeared to incorporate an odd second with PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh.

During a photograph op with the Wanamaker Trophy following Koepka’s triumph at Oak Hill, the five-time main winner appeared to be in disbelief because the exec walked away following a short exchange.

“What’s going on with Seth Waugh here,” the golf Twitter account Flushing It wrote alongside the video.

“Could he not bring himself to give Brooks a hand shake? Brooks is like ‘Wtf, man.’”

Neither Koepka nor Waugh have commented on the interplay, nevertheless Waugh was crucial of LIV Golf forward of the match.

Koepka was one of many greater names — alongside with Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson — who defected to the Saudi-funded insurgent tour final 12 months.

The 33-year-old turned the primary participant from LIV to win a serious after he held off Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler for a two-shot win in Rochester, N.Y. on Sunday.

“They can fund it for as long as they want to,” Waugh told The Times of London last week. “But no matter how much money you have, at some point burning it doesn’t feel very good. I don’t see they are accomplishing much.”

Waugh did word that he was happy with “the civility” that gamers confirmed at The Masters after the largest names within the sport exchanged photographs by way of the media after LIV Golf began wooing star gamers with buckets of money final 12 months.

While Koepka was largely cheered in western New York, he and DeChambeau had been each met with boos on the opening tee on Saturday as the previous rivals had been paired collectively for the third spherical.

“I don’t think division is good for the game,” Waugh mentioned. “Hopefully, it’s good for those individuals that have made whatever decisions they have, but the game has moved on. It’s amplified those who have stayed and the ones who have left have largely disappeared from the landscape — in terms of an exposure perspective.”

However, Koepka’s win is an announcement victory for the rival tour after many skeptics argued that the laid-back nature of LIV would boring the aggressive spirit of the gamers for majors once they had been once more competing in opposition to PGA gamers.

“It validates everything we’ve said from the beginning: That we’re competing at the highest level and we have the ability to win major championships,” mentioned DeChambeau, who was among the many first to congratulate Koepka as he walked from the 18th tee to the scorer’s tent.

“I really hope people can see the light now that we’re trying to provide the game of golf with something new and fresh. I think at the end of the day, both sides are going to have to come together at some point. It’s for the good of the game.”


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