Who is Brooks Koepka?
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 hold 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 two wins to his name. He won the LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah, before claiming the LIV Golf Orlando title in 2023.
Brooks Koepka | An Overview
Name: Brooks Koepka
Born: May 3, 1990
Nationality: United States
Residence: Jupiter, Florida, United States
College: Florida State University
Turned Pro: 2012
Professional Wins: 18
Highest World Ranking: 1 – October 21, 2018
Best Results In Majors
5x Major Champion – 2017 & 2018 US Open, 2018, 2019 & 2023 PGA Championship
Professional Wins – 18
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 (2) – LIV Golf Orlando, PGA Championship
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?
Driver: Srixon ZX5 MKII LS Driver (10.5º, Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 70 TX, 44.5 inches, tipped 1 inch)
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL Fairway Wood (16.5º, Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 TX shaft)
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Iron (3-iron, Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 95 X shaft), Srixon ZX7 MKII Irons (4-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore – Tour Rack Raw Wedges (46º, 52º, 56º, 60º True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Teryllium TNP2 Putter
Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond Golf Ball
Shoes: Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour Golf Shoes
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.
Koepka Brothers Play Together
Brooks’ brother Chase is also a professional golfer. Chase has played mainly on the DP World Tour and Challenge Tour, but the pair now play together on the Smash GC team in LIV Golf.
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.