Former US captain Paul Azinger believes that American Brooks Koepka should retire from next week’s Ryder Cup match versus Europe if he “does not love the event.”
The demands of playing in the competition were “strange” and mentally taxing for Koepka, 31, he revealed last week.
Concerns about his fitness arose after he hurt his wrist, but he declared himself “okay to go” on Wednesday.
“Not everyone embraces it. I know players who felt that way. I’m not sure he loves the Ryder Cup,” said Azinger.
“Brooks is one of the most honest and candid guys and if he is honest with himself and if he doesn’t want to be there, he should say it.
“He should relinquish his spot and get people there who do love the Ryder Cup.”
Source: BBC Sport