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Brooks Koepka

Who is Brooks Koepka?

He’s a five-time major champion, but who is Brooks Koepka? Find out more about the American with our player profile here…

 

A five-time major champion, former World No 1 and now a LIV Golf player, Brooks Koepka has had an incredible golfing career, and he is only in his mid-30s.

Koepka played his college golf at Florida State University, before turning professional in 2012, making the move to Europe to play on the Challenge Tour. He won four times in a nine-month period, before winning the Turkish Airlines Open in 2014, his first European Tour title, and a first Rolex Series victory. That was shortly followed by a win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, his first PGA Tour title.

The American has gone on to win five major titles. He was victorious at the US Open in 2017 and 2018, along with a hat-trick of PGA Championship wins, coming in 2018, 2019 and 2023. He made history in 2019 as he became the first player to win back-to-back titles in two majors simultaneously. During that time, he also reached the summit of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Koepka was plagued by injuries over a three-year period, which coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic. He lost his form and his love for the game, but battled back strongly, fighting back to win his fifth major title, the 2023 PGA Championship win. He became the first LIV Golf member to win a major title in doing so.

He was part of the original group who joined the breakaway LIV Golf tour in 2022, and as team captain of Smash GC, he has four wins to his name, more than any other member of the LIV Golf League. He won in Jeddah in both 2022 and 2023, and also won the LIV Golf Orlando title in the latter. His fourth win came during the 2024 campaign, with a two-shot win at LIV Golf Singapore.

Brooks Koepka | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Brooks Koepka
Born: May 3, 1990
Nationality: United States
Residence: Jupiter, Florida, United States

Career

College: Florida State University
Turned Pro: 2012
Professional Wins: 19
Highest World Ranking: 1 – October 21, 2018

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – T2 (2019, 2023)
– PGA Championship – WON (2018, 2019, 2023)
– US Open – WON (2017, 2018)
Open Championship – T4 (2019)

Professional Wins – 20

2012 (1) – Challenge de Catalunya
2013 (3) – Montecchia Golf Open, Fred Olsen Challenge de Espana, Scottish Hydro Challenge
2014 (1) – Turkish Airlines Open
2015 (1) – Waste Management Phoenix Open
2016 (1) – Dunlop Phoenix Tournament
2017 (2) – US Open, Dunlop Phoenix Tournament
2018 (3) – US Open, PGA Championship, CJ Cup
2019 (2) – PGA Championship, WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational
2021 (1) – Waste Management Phoenix Open
2022 (1) – LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah
2023 (3) – LIV Golf Orlando, PGA Championship, LIV Golf Jeddah
2024 (1) – LIV Golf Singapore

Achievements and Awards

Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year – 2014
PGA Tour Player of the Year – 2017-18
PGA Player of the Year – 2018, 2019

Brooks Koepka | What’s In His Bag?

The five-time major winner uses a wide array of clubs. Srixon, TaylorMade, Nike, Cleveland and Scotty Cameron all feature, while Koepka wears Nike apparel and shoes.

You can take a look at Brooks Koepka’s what’s in the bag here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Brooks Koepka

When and where was Brooks Koepka born?

Brooks Koepka was born on May 3, 1990 in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was raised in Lake Worth and started playing golf at the age of 10 after an accident left him with facial injuries, which meant he was unable to play contact sports.

When did Brooks Koepka turn professional?

Koepka turned professional in 2012, after a highly successful amateur and collegiate career. He started his professional life on the European Challenge Tour, and took his first win later that season.

How many major championships has Brooks Koepka won?

As of June 2023, Brooks Koepka has won five major championships – he was victorious at the PGA Championship three times, along with two US Open wins.

Who is Brooks Koepka married to?

Koepka is married to Jena Sims. The pair began dating in 2017, and got married five years later. Sims is an actress and has featured in hit US shows Entourage and One Tree Hill during her career.

Did you Know?

First Double Back-to-Back Major Winner

Brooks Koepka became the first man in golfing history to win back-to-back majors at the same time. He won the US Open in 2017 and 2018, along with the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019, to be a reigning two-time champion at both events.

Golfing Siblings

Brooks’ brother Chase is also a professional golfer. Chase has played mainly on the DP World Tour and Challenge Tour, and the pair played together for the Smash GC during the 2023 LIV Golf season.

Brooks (left) and Chase Koepka (right) at the LIV Golf Invitational – Jeddah in October 2022

Rookie Of The Year In Successive Seasons

Koepka has the unique statistic of being named Rookie of the Year in back-to-back seasons. He earned the title in 2014 on the European (now DP World) Tour, before also being named best rookie on the PGA Tour a year later.

Leading Active Major Champion

Koepka’s record of five major victories is bettered only by two active golfers. Only Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have won more major titles than Koepka.

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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