Height: 6 ft 1″
Date of birth: 3rd May, 1990
Turned pro: 2012
Residence: Jupiter, FL
Manager: Blake Smith
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 on the European Challenge Tour by claiming a victory in just his eighth start at the 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 U. S. 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 Waste Management Phoenix Open in just his third start as a PGA Tour member.
Brooks made his dream Ryder Cup team debut at Hazeltine as he secured 4 points out of a possible 5 to aid Team USA to their victory. Since then, Brooks went on to represent Team USA in the 2017 President’s Cup and 2018 Ryder Cup.
On November 20, 2016, Brooks shot rounds of 65-70-63-65 to win the Dunlop Phoenix tournament with a score of 21 under in Miyazaki, Japan for his seventh worldwide victory. By winning this tournament, he etched his name on the trophy next to the likes of Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, and Padraig Harrington. Koepka went on to defend his Dunlop Phoenix title in 2017 with a tournament record 9 shot victory.
At the 117th U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills, Brooks won his first Major title. He entered the final day one shot behind overnight leader Brian Harman. The two were engaged in a real battle for the title before Koepka had a stunning late birdie burst, making three birdies in a row from the 14th to the 16th. A par on the final hole tied the U.S. Open Championship 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 only one of two players within that group to capture a major title.
At the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, Brooks became the first U.S. Open champion in 29 years to successfully defend his title. The last man to win back-to-back U.S. Opens was Curtis Strange in 1988 and 1989. Koepka shot a final round 68, to finish at one over par and secure the victory by one-stroke.
Koepka would only have to wait 2 months to earn his third Major, winning the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in August 2018. He is just the 3rd person to win three majors in one hundred or less starts on the PGA Tour. After his win at Bellerive, Koepka had won 3 of the last 6 majors that he played.
With his 2 Major victories in 2018 and another win at the CJ Cup in October, Brooks Koepka moved to #1 in the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time on October 21st, 2018. He was also named 2018’s PGA TOUR Player of the Year.
At the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, Brooks Koepka led wire-to-wire after shooting a course first round record 63 and leading the field by 7 going into the weekend. Although Brooks had a demanding final round on Sunday in tough conditions, he successfully defended his PGA Championship title with a score of -8. Brooks is the 1st player ever to successfully defend both the PGA Championship and U.S. Open.
After that major victory, Brooks had won 4 of the last 8 majors and had led/co-led the most rounds of any player on tour since 2016. Brooks finished top 4 in all the majors in 2019 finishing T-2 at the Masters, 1st at the PGA Championship, 2nd at the U.S. Open and T-4 at The Open Championship. To round out the regular season, he won the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational shooting 64, and a bogey-free 65 on the weekend to win by 3 strokes. Brooks ended the year by placing T-3 at the TOUR Championship and #1 in the OWGR.
During the shortened 2020 season, Brooks had two Top-10’s at the RBC Heritage (7th) and T-2 at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. He then battled injury and was out of a couple of tournaments including the U.S. Open Championship. After returning from injury for the beginning of the 2020/2021 season, Brooks had Top-10 finishes in two of his next 3 tournaments, one of those being T-7 at the Masters. He then missed 3 consecutive cuts before snapping the streak with an impressive win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Brooks snuck up on the field until his final round of 65 and his eagle on the 17th were met with loud cheers from the small crowd allowed at the tournament. This is Brooks’ 2nd time to win this tournament, which was his first PGA Tour victory back in 2015.
When Brooks competed in the U.S. Open Championship as an amateur in June 2012, he was ranked 1,459 in the world. Less than a year and a half later, Brooks was ranked within the world’s top 100. In October of 2018, Brooks Koepka became #1 in the world for the first time, just 6 years after turning pro.