Claude Harmon III is among the prime skilled golf coaches within the enterprise and is working with Brooks Koepka. After successful his third PGA Championship, the query of whether or not Koepka must be on the American Ryder Cup workforce has been a sizzling matter.
Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee made it evident he doesn’t consider that Koepka or different gamers on the Saudi-backed LIV Tour must be on the workforce. After Sunday’s spherical, the controversy between Chamblee and Brad Faxon received a bit contentious.
Some agree with Chamblee, and others with Faxon. Nonetheless, Harmon III made a bombastic declare relating to Chamblee, Golfweek reported.
“Brandel is a paid actor by NBC and Golf Channel. All he’s attempting to do is get his traces and exhibits for the Golf Channel,” Harmon III stated. “He’s simply attempting to get traces for Brandel … And I imply, I really like him, I believe Eamon is a improbable 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 great man, proper?”
Harmon III understands each side of the story relating to LIV and the PGA Tour. He has gamers on each side of the aisle.
With Koepka’s runner-up end on the Masters and win on the PGA Championship, he at present has one of many six qualifying spots for the Ryder Cup workforce. If he performs properly on the U.S. Open and Open Championship, all this dialogue could not matter.
The 12-member workforce has six members who qualify robotically 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 lower in any respect 4 majors.
Koepka’s win on the PGA Championship sparked a debate that’s not going away.