Golfer throws MASSIVE tantrum as he finishes his round by blasting the ball off the course, getting in his car and driving off – before ‘joining Greg Norman’s rebel LIV tour’
- US golfer Jason Kokrak was left looking like a weekend hacker after meltdown
- World number 33 smashed his approach shot well past the green, onto the road
- Kokrak was said to be seething before he stormed to his car and drove away
- Later was disqualified from PGA Travelers Championship event in Connecticut
- Rumours are now swirling Kokrak will defect and join the rebel LIV tour
A US golfer has gone viral following an epic on-course meltdown that sparked rumours he is about to defect to Greg Norman’s rebel LIV tour.
Jason Kokrak, 37, was competing in the PGA Travelers Championship event in Cromwell, Connecticut when he lost his cool in dramatic scenes that stunned onlookers.
After a first-round 67, Kokrak found himself four over par in the second round following two double bogeys.
In the lead-up to his tantrum on the green, Kokrak hit his tee shot 327 yards on the right par four into the left rough.
He was only 43 yards from the hole when he bizarrely blasted his shot right over the green and across a road.
US golfer Jason Kokrak has gone viral following an epic on-course meltdown, sparking rumours he is about to defect from the PGA to Greg Norman’s rebel LIV tour
Australian golf legend Greg Norman is the CEO of LIV Golf, the Saudi-backed competition that has kicked off a civil war in the sport
Kokrak, ranked 33 in the world, was said to be fuming.
He then stormed off the course, jumped in his car and drove off before being officially disqualified for ‘failing to record a score on his final hole and subsequently failing to return a scorecard’.
Kokrak has won 11 tournaments since turning pro in 2008, earning more than $20million in career prizemoney.
Speculation has been mounting that he is keen to join Norman’s financially lucrative LIV tour, and his meltdown may well have been the last time he competes in a PGA event.
If Jason Kokrak jumps ship to LIV Golf, he will join the likes of 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-backed breakaway tour.
Koepka, a former World No 1 and four-time major winner, is among the most high-profile rebels to cross the divide during golf’s bitter civil war.
The American, 32, joins the likes of Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, and Lee Westwood in joining the controversial competition.