AUGUSTA, Ga. — After LIV Golf League captain Brooks Koepka failed to hold a 54-hole lead in the final round of the Masters on Sunday, it was fairly obvious what the most oft-told joke would be on social media this week. Koepka wasn’t used to playing 72 holes.
But after all the pre-Masters discussion about LIV Golf League members not playing in enough tournaments or not competing in high-pressure events, the second-year circuit’s representatives fared pretty well at Augusta National Golf Club.
Koepka, a four-time major championship winner, came up short Sunday, losing to Spain’s Jon Rahm by 4 strokes. Koepka tied for second with three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson, another LIV Golf captain, who carded a 7-under 65 in the final round to finish 8 under.