Brooks Koepka wishes fellow LIV golfer Richard Bland for his Senior PGA Championship triumph 

2024 PGA Championship - Round One
Brooks Koepka, 2024 PGA Championship (Image via Getty)

Brooks Koepka, the 34-year-old American golfer, congratulated Richard Bland for his 2024 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship victory at Harbor Shores Golf Club in St. Joseph, Michigan. The two players are part of the Saudi based LIV Golf league.

LIV Golf's Cleeks GC player, Richard Bland, won the 2024 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship by a three-stroke margin. Smash GC captain Brooks Keopka acknowledged his fellow competitor's victory with a story posted on his Instagram page. Keopka reposted LIV Golf's post and captioned the story,

" Well Deserved!!! "
Brooks Koepka reacts to Richard Bland's 2024 Senior PGA Championship victory (Image via Instagram @bkeopka)
Brooks Koepka reacts to Richard Bland's 2024 Senior PGA Championship victory (Image via Instagram @bkeopka)

Bland shot a final round score of eight under par to finish the 2024 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship with a total score of 17 under par to take home the trophy. Richard Green came in second with a total score of 14 points below par.


Brooks Koepka and Richard Bland: A comparison

Both LIV Golf stars, Brooks Koepka and Richard Bland, joined the Saudi based league in 2022. Bland is a Cleeks GC player, while Keopka is the captain of Smash GC.

Bland holds the record for the oldest player to win a DP World Tour event. At 48 years old, he made his 478th career start and won the 2021 British Masters.

Koepka, on the other hand, made history as the first ever LIV Golf player to win a Major tournament. He won the 2023 PGA Championship and also holds the record as the first player in golf's history to win a Major tournament back-to-back. Keopka won the U.S. Open in 2017 and again in 2018 and also the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019.

The 48th position on the Official World Golf Rankings in 2022 is Bland's highest career ranking, while Koepka was the world's number one player in 2018 for 47 long weeks.

Bland's best finish in the LIV Golf league was in 2022, when he finished fourth at the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational in Bangkok. Meanwhile, Keopka holds four titles in the league, with his most recent win being at the 2024 LIV Golf event in Singapore.

Bland currently ranks 25th on the LIV Golf individual leaderboard with 23.93 points, while Koepka sits at fifth place with 75.23 points earned in seven events played this season.

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