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 eighth 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 8th in the world and has been a fixture on Major Championship leaderboards for the past two years.
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.
A birdie on the final hole of the tournament, saw Brooks 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.
Of the 13 players who made the cut in all four majors contested in 2017, Brooks registered the lowest aggregate score (-21) and was one of only two players within that group to capture one of professional golf’s major titles.
Koepka went on to defend his Dunlop Phoenix title in 2017 with a tournament record 9 shot victory.
In June 2018, Brooks became the first U.S. Open champion in 29 years, to successfully defend his title when he clinched a one-stroke victory at Shinnecock Hills.
Koepka shot a final round 68, to finish at one over par, 281 and become the first player to win back-to-back titles since Curtis Stange in 1988 and 1989.
“I probably couldn’t have dreamed of it in my wildest dreams,” he said. “It’s really incredible, I couldn’t be happier.”
Koepka claimed his second Major Championship this season as he won the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club, in his 100th start on the PGA Tour.
Koepka carded a closing round of 66 to finish two shots ahead of Tiger Woods and write himself into the history books with Ben Hogan, Gene Saracen, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win the US Open and PGA Championship in the same season.
With this win, Brooks jumps up to a career-best 2nd in the Official World Golf Rankings and 3rd in the FedEx Cup Standings.
“Three Majors at 28. It’s a cool feeling. It really is.” said Koepka.
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 a half later, Brooks was ranked within the world’s top 100.