Golfer throws tantrum for the ages – as rumours swirl he will join Greg Norman’s rebel LIV tour
Golfer throws a MASSIVE tantrum as he ends his round by blasting the ball off the course, getting into his car and driving away – before ‘joining Greg Norman’s rebellious LIV tour’
- American golfer Jason Kokrak looked like a weekend hacker after a meltdown
- World No. 33 hit his approach shot way past the green, onto the road
- Kokrak would be fuming before he rushed to his car and drove off
- Later disqualified from the PGA Travelers Championship event in Connecticut
- Rumors are now circulating that Kokrak will defect and join the rebellious LIV tour
An American golfer has gone viral after an epic on-course collapse that sparked rumors he’s about to defect to Greg Norman’s rebellious LIV tour.
Jason Kokrak, 37, was taking part in the PGA Travelers Championship event in Cromwell, Connecticut, when he lost his cool in dramatic scenes that stunned onlookers.
After a first round of 67, Kokrak was four over par in the second round after two double bogeys.
Leading up to his tantrum on the green, Kokrak hit his tee shot 327 yards on the right par four in the left rough.
He was only 43 yards from the hole when he bizarrely fired his shot over the green and over a road.
American golfer Jason Kokrak has gone viral after an epic on-course collapse, sparking rumors that he’s about to move from the PGA to Greg Norman’s rebellious LIV tour
Australian golf legend Greg Norman is the CEO of LIV Golf, the Saudi Arabia-backed league that has sparked a civil war in the sport
Kokrak, ranked 33 in the world, is said to be smoking.
He then stormed off the course, jumped in his car and drove off before being officially disqualified for “failing to score a score on his last hole and then return a scorecard.”
Kokrak has won 11 tournaments since turning pro in 2008, earning more than $20 million in career prize money.
There is growing speculation that he would like to join Norman’s financially lucrative LIV tour, and his collapse may have been the last time he took part in a PGA event.
If Jason Kokrak jumps aboard to LIV Golf, he will join Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka and Lee Westwood on the Rebel tour
Earlier this week, Brooks Koepka became the latest big name to join LIV Golf, the controversial Saudi Arabia-backed breakout tour.
A former world No. 1 and four-time major winner, Koepka is one of the most high-profile rebels to have bridged the gap during gulf’s bitter civil war.
The American, 32, joins the likes of Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood in the controversial competition.