Breaking news:Brooks Koepka wins for the first time with son in attendance, becomes LIV’s first four-time champ

Breaking news:Brooks Koepka wins for the first time with son in attendance, becomes LIV’s first four-time champ

In less than one week, the contrast of LIV Golf’s tournament venues was laid bare. On Tuesday, the league announced its 2024 individual championship—to be held in September—will head to the Bolingbrook Golf Club. The public course is 30 miles outside Chicago and has a peak green fee of $70. Public golf should never be ridiculed, lest we insult U.S, Open venues like Bethpage and Torrey Pines, but social media was awash with hyperbole, with some saying they’ve seen golfers play Bolingbrook in jeans. By Sunday, on the other side of the world, Brooks Koepka had won his fourth LIV event in Singapore at Sentosa Golf Club, one of the best and most exclusive golf clubs in Asia.

Competitively, Sentosa helped separate Koepka and the field via elite ball striking. Koepka fired a final-round 68 at LIV Golf Singapore on Sunday and finished 54 holes at 15 under par (198), for a two-shot win over Australians Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman. Koepka became LIV’s first four-time winner and did so for the first time with his newborn son, Crew, and wife, Jena, in attendance.

“It’s something I’ve always dreamed of is having Jenna and Crew there when I win,” Koepka said. “It’s super special and something I’ll never forget.”

Pre-tournament, the five-time major winner had lauded Sentosa, a long-time host of the Singapore Open, as a big-time venue.

“Last year, Talor [Gooch] won, great ball striker,” Koepka said of last year’s LIV Singapore winner. “He really can work the ball both ways, and flight it very well. Last year was probably one of the best [displays] I’ve seen somebody with control of the golf ball. It’s a pure golf course. You look at that whole front [nine], it’s all about positioning and being in the right spot in the fairway.”

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