The winner of the LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah, Brooks Koepka, reveals he nearly gave up golf.
Brooks Koepka, who on Sunday ended a 20-month winless streak by winning the LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah, said he worried that injuries had destroyed his career.
After finishing tied for first place on 12 under par, Koepka defeated fellow American and Smash GC teammate Peter Uihlein on the third play-off hole.
It was the four-time major champion's first championship since February 2021, and it came after two injury-riddled years that he admitted made him question his ability to
continue playing the sport. Koepka's victory netted him a total of $4.75 million (£4.25 million): $4 million for taking home the individual prize
and his share of the $3 million his team won for winning the team tournament.
The par-five 18th, which the two replayed three times, cost Uihlein because he kept finding sand there. Eventually, he found water out of a bunker, and Koepka made a birdie.
With a victory, Uihlein could have made about $13 million (£11.5 million), including a $8 million incentive for placing second in the individual season title.
Instead, Dustin Johnson, who tied for first place and $18 million (£16 million) last week in Bangkok, overtook Branden Grace,
the winner of the first LIV Golf event in London earlier this year. Patrick Reed finished third and received an additional $4 million.