Koepka still as sharp as ever

Brooks Koepka was having trouble just walking a month ago, so a double-bogey on the seventh hole during his first round at the Travelers Championship wasn’t the worst thing he’s faced recently.

Still recovering from the torn ligaments in his right ankle, Koepka recovered from a few hiccups on his inward nine to shoot a 3-under 67 at the TPC River Highlands Thursday.

Koepka birdied five of his first 10 holes in Round 1 before facing a few speed bumps on his way to the finish line, including a three-putt 6 at the par-4 seventh.

“I felt like I could have shot about 8- or 9-under. I was cruising for a little while, then reality kicked in and I came back down to Earth,” said Koepka, who was slated to tee off at 1:15 p.m. in today’s second round.

His ankle, despite the ups and downs of the round, held up well, according to Koepka.

Koepka, 26, who took the rather unusual American route of playing on a European mini-tour as a young pro then the European Tour itself before joining the PGA Tour, had sought out former world-No. 1 Rory McIlroy recently for advice with the injury.

“I spoke with Rory a little bit about it. It’s basically the same thing (McIlroy suffered),” Koepka said. “We had to rebuild the strength back in the ankle.”

A strong performance at the PGA Championship last week at Baltusrol in which he finished tied for fourth, has Koepka back in position to play for the U.S. He’s currently fifth in the Ryder Cup standings.

“I’m looking forward to it. I think it would be a cool experience. It was one of my goals starting the year,” Koepka said.

Although he says he still isn’t 100 percent healthy, Koepka was pleased he was able to get through 36 holes at Baltusrol on Sunday, even if needed a few days off afterward.

“Monday and Tuesday off helped. Walking 36 (holes), I was pretty sore,” Koepka said.

A West Palm Beach, Florida native and three-time All-American at Florida State, Koepka is No. 17 in the world golf rankings. He has seven top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour this season, though his lone Tour victory remains last season’s Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Koepka continues rise to stardom with maiden victory on PGA Tour

Brooks Koepka continues his meteoric rise up the Official World Ranking by claiming his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open yesterday. Koepka started the day 3 shots adrift of fellow stable-mate Martin Laird and, as the day progressed, momentum started to shift in his favour, none more so than a 51 foot eagle putt on 15 that pushed the Floridian to the top of the board.
His playing partner Hideki Matsuyama had a look at birdie on 18 to force a play-off but when the putt missed to the right Brooks was left with a tap in par to secure the win and seal his first PGA Tour victory.
“It feels amazing,” Koepka said. “The last few weeks I’ve put in a lot of hard work, changing my putting stroke completely and everything seems to be going right. I’m happy to get the win.”
This win is Brooks’ second victory in 4 starts with his last victory at the Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour and moves him to 19th on the Official World Golf Ranking.
Congratulations Brooks on a fantastic week and well deserved. We are all very proud of you!

Koepka named The Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of The Year

The season continues to get better for Brooks Koepka as he has been named The Sir Henry Cotton Rookie Of The Year for 2014.

Brooks season culminated in his first victory on the European Tour at the Turkish Airlines Open. A strong finish at season ending DP World Championship meant Brooks finished in 8th position on the final Race to Dubai standings and is currently ranked 35th on the Official World Golf Ranking.

Speaking earlier about receiving the award Brooks said “Winning the Rookie of the Year means so much. I’ve worked so hard this year, and to see the results is fun. To cap the year off with a win in Turkey, has made this year special, and it’s a goal I’ve been working for since I was able to come out on Tour, and that was the goal starting the year.
Looking back where I was two years ago, and then where I am today is special. So to win Turkey and win Rookie of the Year is amazing.”

Congratulations Brooks on a fantastic year. We are already looking forward to 2015!!

Check out the link below courtesy of the European Tour


Koepka Agrees Sponsorship Deal With Paylocity

Paylocity Holding Corporation, a cloud-based provider of payroll and human capital management software solutions, today announced a new alliance and sponsorship with two-time ACC Player of the Year and 2014 PGA Tour Professional Brooks Koepka.
Koepka turned professional in July 2012 after a successful career at Florida State University. As a professional, Koepka caught immediate attention with a victory in just his eighth start on the European Challenge Tour. In 2013, he claimed three wins in his first 10 starts and finished the year with starts at The Open Championship and the PGA Championship. In addition he tied for third in his PGA Tour debut at the Frys.com Open. This year he will compete on both the European Tour and the PGA Tour.
Koepka, just 24 years old and ranked 100th in the Official World Golf Rankings, is seen by many as a future star on the PGA Tour. Brooks, known for his drive and commitment to excellence, notes the similarities in his
approach and how Paylocity is impacting the Payroll and HR software industry. “My expectations have always been to be one of the top players in the world, and that matches well with Paylocity¹s mission. They are
changing things in their industry just like I want to make a mark on PGA golf” says Koepka.
Michael Haske, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Paylocity, notes, “We knew we wanted to sponsor a PGA professional moving into the 2014 and 2015 season. But it had to be someone who modelled our commitment to innovation, drive and results. At Paylocity we are doing what no one else is ­ taking Payroll and HR professionals from the back room to the boardroom with our cloud software. We believe Brooks is the perfect PGA professional for our organisation. His talent, openness to taking the road less traveled, and enormous potential excite us and fit our mission. We see in him a great future and we welcome him to the Paylocity family.”

Brooks gains Special Temporary Membership on PGA Tour

Having amassed all of his allotted invites on the PGA Tour, Brooks lay just 6.75 FedEx Cup points short of receiving his special temporary membership on the PGA Tour.
After taking some time off to re-charge, Brooks competed at the Monday Qualifier for the Zurich Classic in New Orleans. Carding a round of –8 (64) at The La Tour Golf Club, Brooks was co-medalist, resulting in his inclusion in the tournament field for the week ahead. A finish of 64th or better would give him the points required to receive temporary membership.
Brooks was not focusing on the points but more so on success in the tournament itself. Finishing tied 21st (on –9) he secured the finish he was after, and in doing so, received his special temporary membership from the PGA Tour.
This season Brooks has now earned 320 FedEx Cup points and $460,687 through 9 events. He is in great shape to continue the fine form and earn his 2014/2015 PGA Tour card.
Well done Brooks!!

Design a pair of MyJoys for Brooks Koepka at BMW PGA Championship

FootJoy is giving you the chance to design a pair of customised MyJoys for Brooks Koepka to be worn on Day 1 of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Brooks will select his favourite pair and the winner will receive a day passes to the tournament to see Brooks competing in your design. You will also win a pair of your custom made shoes!
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Brooks starts career on PGA Tour in fine fashion

Brooks Koepka introduced himself to the PGA Tour with a tied 3rd finish at the Frys.com Open in San Martin, California.

This was Brooks first regular PGA Tour event and he was leading after day 2 and 3. A final day surge from Jimmy Walker saw Brooks fall off the top spot but he can look back proudly on a great opening event. Roll on Vegas!