Harmon III, Brooks Koepka's swing coach is frustrated with the state of the golf scene. His frustration is primarily caused by the media that 'neglect' LIV Golf and give priority to the PGA Tour. Harmon III cannot understand why the media decide on such moves and what is the motive behind everything.
“You guys all think LIVs, maybe you’ve changed your tune, but initially, it was all just b*******, a bunch of guys playing who didn’t care, who got the money, who got the bag, and it’s 54 holes and there’s no competition and all that.
So it was easy for you guys to just pretend like these guys just weren’t good players anymore. And I think you guys largely did that because you drank the Kool-Aid of everybody else”. - Koepka's coach said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com There are many quality golfers at LIV Golf who have come from the PGA Tour.
Many of them have already built great careers. However, the media and others are not interested in that. Harmon III believes that LIV Golf has the same quality as the PGA Tour. He listed a few names that might give you a reason to watch LIV Golf.
"You guys pushed this narrative and pretended like LIV was an exhibition, nobody watched it, you guys didn’t report on it, none of you guys came to the tournaments. I mean the golf that I saw Cam [Smith] play last year, the golf that I saw DJ [Dustin Johnson] play last year, the golf that I saw Brooks play at the end of the year is the same golf that is being played on the PGA Tour.
You guys just tried to pretend that it wasn’t”.
Harmon III talks about PGA and LIV players
Harmon III is not particularly impressed with some players, most notably Will Zalatoris. It is still not clear to him how Will has maintained such a ranking for a long time, although his performances show something completely different.
"There are a lot of people that you guys on the Tour side of this, I mean, blow smoke up their asses they’re world beaters. And some of these guys haven’t won tournaments in quite a long time. The fact that Will Zalatoris is top 10 in the world is laughable, and it has nothing to do with him.
But my point with that is you guys all acted like Brooks was a s***** player and Will Zalatoris was great, but the guy has won one golf tournament, yeah, he’s finished second in a bunch of tournaments.
So have a lot of players, but you guys are ready to crown him as if he’s the second coming of Christ and you guys are acting like Brooks Koepka was a bum. Seriously, pre-Masters, that is what was happening. And you guys know that”.