Brooks Koepka’s coach body slams Brendal Chamblee amid LIV Golf drama

Claude Harmon III is among the prime skilled golf coaches within the enterprise and is working with Brooks Koepka. After profitable his third PGA Championship, the query of whether or not Koepka needs to be on the American Ryder Cup workforce has been a scorching matter.

Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee made it evident he doesn’t imagine that Koepka or different gamers on the Saudi-backed LIV Tour needs to be on the workforce. After Sunday’s spherical, the controversy between Chamblee and Brad Faxon bought a bit contentious.

Some agree with Chamblee, and others with Faxon. Nevertheless, Harmon III made a bombastic declare relating to Chamblee, Golfweek reported.

“Brandel is a paid actor by NBC and Golf Channel. All he’s making an attempt to do is get his traces and exhibits for the Golf Channel,” Harmon III stated. “He’s simply making an attempt to get traces for Brandel … And I imply, I really like him, I feel Eamon is a implausible author, however for Eamon Lynch and Brandel Chamblee, who labored for NBC Golf Channel to utter the phrases ‘sports activities washing’ when the corporate they work for televised the final two Winter Olympics in Russia and China with the identical leaders that they’ve had. It’s not like they had been good leaders again then. It’s not like Putin was a superb man, proper?”

Harmon III understands either side of the story relating to LIV and the PGA Tour. He has gamers on either side of the aisle.

With Koepka’s runner-up end on the Masters and win on the PGA Championship, he presently has one of many six qualifying spots for the Ryder Cup workforce. If he performs nicely on the U.S. Open and Open Championship, all this dialogue could not matter.

The 12-member workforce has six members who qualify mechanically and 6 captain picks. Gamers earn one level per $1,000 at common PGA Tour occasions starting Jan. 1. The winners of the 4 majors can earn two factors per $1,000. Lastly, gamers can earn 1.5 factors per $1,000 for making the reduce in any respect 4 majors.

Koepka’s win on the PGA Championship sparked a debate that isn’t going away.