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!