Born:May 3, 1990 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Original/Home Club:Cardinal Newman H.S. / Florida State University.
MAJORS (4): US Open (2017, '18); US PGA Championship (2018, '19). Ryder Cup Player (2016, '18, '21). Presidents Cup player (2017). Multiple wins on the US PGA, European and Japan Tours. European Tour Rookie of the Year (2014). PGA Tour leading money winner (2019). Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer.
After playing collegiate golf at Florida State University, Koepka launched his professional career in 2012 in Europe. He won four times on the second-tier Challenge Tour, before collecting his first European Tour win in Turkey in November 2014. Just 2 months later he recorded his maiden PGA Tour win at the 2015 Phoenix Open.
As an established U.S. PGA Tour player, Koepka played his way into the 2016 Ryder Cup team, in which he made an impressive 3-1-0 (W-L-H) contribution. In the Sunday singles he recorded a notable 5&4 win against the Masters champion Danny Willett.
Hard on the heels of his tournament successes, Koepka claimed his first major championship win in 2017. Presented with a venue that favoured big-hitters, Koepka took full advantage of the wide fairways at Erin Hills, posting a US Open record equalling score of 16-under par to seal his victory. In 2018 he successfully defended his US Open title, becoming the first man to do so since Curtis Strange 29 years earlier. A third major win also came in 2018, at Bellerive Country Club in the US PGA Championship, and then a fourth with the successful defence of that title in 2019.
Played as the Waste Management Phoenix Open (Feb 4-7). Second-placed Xander Schauffele (USA) and Kyoung-hoon Lee (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Brooks Koepka (USA), who shot a final round 65 (-6) to clinch the win. [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
Koepka (USA) was the PGA Tour 2019 leading money winner (formerly the Arnold Palmer Award), with earnings of $9,684,006 on the Tour. Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) was second with $7,785,286. Matt Kuchar (USA) was third with $6,329,190.
PGA of America
For the second straight year, Koepka (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money list position and scoring average). Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) was second with 78 pts.
Played as the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational (July 25-28). Second-placed Webb Simpson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Koepka (USA), who claimed his first World Golf Championships win. [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].
The US PGA Championship (101st) (May 16-19). Second-placed Dustin Johnson (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Koepka (USA), who recorded his fourth major championship win. [Black course, Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale, NY].
Brooks Koepka (USA) won the 2017-18 Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
Played as the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges (Oct 18-21; US PGA Tour 2018/19 season). Second-placed Gary Woodland (USA) finished 4 shots behind Brooks Koepka (USA), whose final round 64 included a back-nine of 29. The win took Koepka to the No.1 spot in the official World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career. [The Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, S. Korea].
PGA of America
Koepka (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money list position and scoring average). Justin Thomas (USA) was second with 66 pts.
The US Open (118th) (June 14-17). Second-placed Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Koepka (USA), who became the first man for 29 years to successfully defend this title. Fleetwood fired a US Open record-equalling score of 63 in his final round. [Shinnecock Hills GC, Southampton, Long Island, NY].
The US PGA Championship (100th) (Aug 9-12). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 2 shots behind Koepka (USA), who claimed his second major championship win of 2018, and a third win in the last seven majors. [Bellerive CC, St Louis, Missouri].
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 16-19; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Prayad Marksaeng (Thai), Xander Schaffele (USA) and Sang-hee Lee (S Kor) finished 9 shots behind defending champion Koepka (USA). [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
The US Open (117th) (June 15-18). Second-placed Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) and Brian Harman (USA) finished 4 shots behind first-time major championship winner Koepka (USA). 27-year-old Koepka’s final score of 16-under tied Rory McIlroy’s record for low score in relation to par in a US Open. [Erin Hills, Erin, nr Milwaukee, Wisconsin].
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 17-20; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Yuta Ikeda (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind first-time Japan Tour winner Koepka (USA). [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
Played as the Waste Management Phoenix Open (Jan 29-Feb 1). Second-placed Bubba Watson (USA), Ryan Palmer (USA) and Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Koepka (USA). [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the Turkish Airlines Open (Nov 13-16; third of four European Tour Final Series events). Second-placed Ian Poulter (Eng) finished 1 shot behind 24-year-old Brooks Koepka (USA), who recorded his first European Tour win (Koepka previously had three wins on Europe's Challenge Tour in 2013, and one in 2012). The overall result in Turkey ensured Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) won the season-long Race to Dubai (European Tour Order of Merit), with one event still to be played. [Montgomerie Maxx Royal, Antalya, Turkey].
Koepka (USA) won the European Tour 2014 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player (determined by a panel representing the Tour, the R&A and Assoc of Golf Writers). Koepka finished eighth on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €2,631,873.
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