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Brooks Koepka – All About the Golf Professional

Brooks Koepka, an American professional golfer who competes on LIV Golf, was born on May 3, 1990. After winning the 2018 CJ Cup, he rose to the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking in October 2018 and held that position for 47 weeks. He won the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019, the U.S. Open in 2017 and 2018, and the U.S. Open in 2018 and 2019, making him the only golfer in history to simultaneously hold back-to-back major championship titles. He began competing on the European Challenge Tour before moving on to the European Tour. During his time at Florida State University, he played golf.

At 2017, Koepka won his first major title in the U.S. Open in Erin Hills, Wisconsin. The first golfer to win back-to-back U.S. Opens since Curtis Strange in 1988 and 1989, he successfully defended his championship in 2018 at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island. At the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club, he captured his third major by shooting a major championship record-tying 264 over 72 holes. For the first time since Tiger Woods in 2000, he won both the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship in 2018. At the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, he captured his fourth major.

Brooks Koepka Early years

Koepka was reared in Lake Worth and attended Cardinal Newman High School before being born in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Amateur career

At Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he played college golf, Koepka won three tournaments and was named an All-American three times. He earned an amateur spot in the 2012 U.S. Open, although he missed the cut by six strokes.

Amateur wins

  • 2009 Rice Planters Amateur
  • 2011 Brickyard Collegiate
  • 2012 Seminole Intercollegiate, Florida Atlantic Intercollegiate

Brooks Koepka Personal life

Chase, Koepka’s younger brother, plays golf professionally as well. The 2019 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the sole team-based Tour tournament, was played by the two brothers as partners.

Dick Groat, a baseball player in the Major Leagues, is his great uncle.

Koepka confirmed his engagement to the actress Jena Sims on April 1, 2021. On June 4, 2022, they exchanged vows in Turks & Caicos.

 

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