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Nike set for $2 billion takeover of Brooks Koepka’s Smash GC

A Twitter account that covers LIV Golf claims that Nike could be interested in owning Brooks Koepka’s LIV Golf team.

Koepka, 33, won his fifth major title last week at the PGA Championship in Rochester, New York.

He defeated the PGA Tour’s Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler by two strokes to become the first player to win a major as a LIV Golf member.

He’s also notably a Nike-sponsored athlete, and was seen wearing the brand during the week at Oak Hill Country Club, as per usual.

Over on LIV Golf, Koepka captains the Smash GC team. The other members are his brother, Chase Koepka, as well as Jason Kokrak and Matthew Wolff.

They’re currently ranked seventh out of the 12 LIV Golf teams through six events in the league’s 14-tournament season.

However, Koepka has been a star of the series, becoming its first two-time winner when he clinched his second in Orlando ahead of The Masters.

According to the Twitter account LIV Golf Enthusiast (which does not appear to have any affiliation with LIV Golf), Nike is now interested in Koepka’s team, as well.

The account wrote on Thursday:

“It’s happening. Despite the sneers, jeers & feeble attempts to own me in the quote tweets Nike is in negotiations with Smash GC & yes we’re talking the 2 Billion dollar range. The potential rebrand would be Team Swoosh or Swoosh GC. Team Nike was ruled out as being too bland. Swoosh is being built as it’s own brand & the Nike “swoosh” logo will be subtle & understated on Swoosh merchandise on most gear yet still prominent on pure Nike products. These are very exciting times for LIV Golf. You laughed at 2 Billion? You know who else laughs at 2 Billion? Nike & Captain Smash Brooks Koepka.”

Nearly a year ago, there were also rumours that another popular sports brand, adidas Golf, were interested in purchasing a LIV Golf team.

Brooks Koepka, Smash GC, and the rest of LIV Golf are all in Washington, D.C., this week for the seventh tournament of the 2023 season.

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    This could turn into a Bud Light fiasco for Nike.

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