On Tuesday golf fans learned that Brooks Koepka is reportedly the latest PGA Tour star to take his talents to the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series.
They also learned that two-time major champion Collin Morikawa is staying with the Tour.
Despite rumors circulating that he would be the next to jump ship for the rival golf league, whose second event is scheduled for June 30-July 2 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland, Oregon, Morikawa, ranked fourth in the world, addressed the speculation and put it to bed with a couple of tweets on Tuesday.
“Last week at my press conference, I said the media loves creating drama. Sure enough, I woke up this morning to everyone thinking I’m next. Not to say I told you so but…I told you so,” he wrote on Twitter.
As noted by fellow supporter of the Tour and Ryder Cup teammate Justin Thomas, the most shocking revelation in Morikawa’s response was that he pours his milk before his cereal.
At 25 years old Morikawa already has five PGA Tour wins under his belt, including two majors at the 2020 PGA Championship and 2021 Open Championship. In 14 events this season he’s made the cut 12 times and finished inside the top 10 seven times with a pair of runner-up finishes at the CJ Cup and Genesis Invitational. Morikawa held a share of the 36-hole lead at last week’s US Open and finished fourth.
Morikawa is the latest to speak out in support of the Tour over LIV Golf, joining the likes of Xander Schauffele and Harold Varner III.
“I want to play against the best players in the world, and they’re on the PGA Tour. Nobody that has left has moved the needle for me,” Schauffele said to Golf Magazine’s Dylan Dethier.
“I’m obviously not going,” Varner told Alex Miceli of SI’s Morning Read. “I’ve spoken with (PGA Tour commissioner) Jay (Monahan), I’ve spoken with a lot of people I look up to and it just wasn’t worth it to me for what it was worth. That’s pretty simple.”