BROOKS KOEPKA

BIOGRAPHY

Height – 6 ft 1″
Date of birth – 3rd May, 1990
Turned pro – 2012
Family – Single
Residence – Jupiter, FL

Brooks turned professional in July 2012 after a tremendous career at Florida State University where he was a two-time ACC player of the year.  He found immediate success as a professional by claiming a victory in just his eight start at the European Challenge Tour’s Challenge de Catalunya. Three victories in 2013 on the European Challenge Tour gave Brooks an automatic promotion to the European Tour.

Brooks steadily climbed the world rankings in 2014 highlighted by a T-4 finish at the United States Open Championship. He claimed his maiden European Tour victory at the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open catapulting him to 35th in the world.  In 2015, Brooks won the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open in just his third start as a PGA TOUR member.

Brooks is currently ranked 16th in the world and has been a fixture on Major Championship leaderboards for the past two years leading many to believe he will be the next young American to become a Major Champion.

Brooks made his dream Ryder Cup debut at Hazeltine as he secured 4 points out of a possible 5 for Team USA.

In the Friday morning foursomes, Brooks and partner Dustin Johnson saw off Lee Westwood and Thomas Pieters 5&4. Later that afternoon, he claimed another victory, this time with partner Brandt Snedeker as they bet Martin Kaymer and Danny Willett, 5&4. In the Saturday morning Foursomes, Brooks and Brandt claimed another point for Team USA, by beating Henrik Stenson and Matt Fitzpatrick 3&2. The only point that Brooks lost was with partner Dustin Johnson as they went down to McIlroy and Pieters, 3&1. In the Sunday singles, Brooks capped off a magical debut by beating Danny Willett, 5&4.

On November 20th 2016, Brooks shot rounds of 65-70-63-65 to win the Dunlop Phoenix tournament in Miyazaki, Japan for his seventh worldwide victory, etching his name on the trophy next to the likes of Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, and Padraig Harrington.

He began the day five shots ahead of Ikeda, but the latter reeled off 10 birdies in his first 15 holes to square the proceedings at Phoenix Country Club.

But Koepka responded to the challenge and fired his tee shot on the par three 17th to three feet to regain the lead with a birdie. Another birdie on the final hole of the tournament, saw him shoot a 6-under 65 that left him at 21 under to claim the title!

At the 117th US Open Championship at Erin Hills, Brooks won his first Major title, as a stunning late birdie burst handed him a four-shot victory.

The American entered the final day one shot behind overnight leader Brian Harman and the two were engaged in a real battle for the title before Koepka made three birdies in a row from the 14th to move clear at 16 under. A par on the final hole tied the US Open record score to par at 16 under.

DID YOU KNOW?

When Brooks competed in the US Open Championship as an amateur in June 2012 he was ranked 1459 in the world. Less than a year and half later Brooks is now within the worlds top 100 golfers. He has now firmly established himself as one of the top-20 golfers in the world!

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