Brooks Koepka Biography
Brooks Koepka is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour, He is known as the World Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking in October 2018, after having won the 2018 CJ Cup. He is also known for having won the U.S. Open and PGA Championship earlier in the year the same year.
Brooks Koepka Age
Koepka was born on the 3rd of May 1990 in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is 28 years old as of 2018.
Brooks Koepka Height
He stands at a height of 1.83 meters (6′) and has a bodyweight of 86 lb (84 kg).
Brooks Koepka Family
Brooks was born and raised from a humble background, his Father Bob Koepka and his mother Denise Jakows who had fought and survived breast cancer, and his brother Chase. His family has been mostly into sports and that seems to have gone back to his grand-uncle, Dick Groat who was a basketball and also a baseball player. His father as well played as a pitcher at West Virginia Wesleyan.
Brooks Koepka Wife
Brooks has not yet married although has e has been in a number of relationships. He is engaged to his girlfriend is Jena Sims an American actress who is famous for having been featured in a number of movies such as 3‑Headed Shark Attack of 2015, American Beach House of 2015, and the 3D comedy horror, Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader of 2012. She is as well a model who won the Miss Georgia Teen USA beauty pageantry in 2007.
Brooks Koepka Education
Brooks attended Cardinal Newman High School, he later joined the Florida State University from which he got sustained to his career as a golfer. He began as an amateur golfer who went on to play in his school days. By the time he was just 13, he had taken the sports quite serious and he never stopped. He got his first PGA tour in 2014 and he ended in third place before ending in the fourth place at the U.S. Open earning him a chance to be a part of his first Masters.
Brooks Koepka Career
Koepka began playing on the Challenge Tour in Europe, he earned his first title in September at the Challenge de Catalunya. He earned his second title in 2013 on the Challenge Tour, Montecchia Golf Open. He got his third win, the Fred Olsen Challenge de España, where he set the tournament record, 260 (−24), and won by a record 10 strokes.
THe earned his third win of the year at the Scottish Hydro Challenge. His three wins earned him his European Tour card for the remainder of the 2013 season and for the full 2014 season. The day after his third Challenge Tour win of 2013, He qualified for the 2013 Open Championship. He made his debut as a member of the European Tour at the Scottish Open, finishing T12.
He played a few events on sponsor’s exemptions and through open qualifying on the 2014 PGA Tour. He as well led after the second and third rounds of the Frys.com Open. He got to finish tied for third. At the U.S. Open, he got to the fourth-place finish, which earned him his first PGA Tour card, for the 2014–15 season, and his first Masters’ invitation. He was 15th at the PGA Championship and was nominated for the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award.
In 2014 on th 2014 European Tour, He won the Turkish Airlines Open and finished third at the Dubai Desert Classic and Omega European Masters, and ninth at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. He got ranked 8th in the 2014 Race to Dubai rankings and was named the European Tour’s Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. He won his first PGA Tour event, the Waste Management Phoenix Open in, 2015, and he moved to 19th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
He improved every day and a final round 68 vaulted him into a tie for 10th at the Old Course at St Andrew’s At the 2015 Open Championship. The week after he tied for fourth after 54 holes at the RBC Canadian Open but a final round 74 that pushed him down to a tie for 18th at the Glen Abbey Golf Course. He later tied for the 6th at the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and tied for 5th at the 2015 PGA Championship. In 2015, he chose to give up his European Tour membership
He won his first major championship by claiming the U.S. Open title at Erin Hills, Wisconsin in 2017. His win tied him for the record of the lowest U.S. Open score at 16 under, he tied with Rory McIlroy’s 2011 record.
After the 2017 season, he had to undergo wrist surgery and he had hoped that his recuperation would be complete in time for the 2018 Masters Tournament but he later withdrew, saying that he was only 80% fit. He got recovered to successfully defend his U.S. Open title at Shinnecock Hills, He became the first player since Curtis Strange in 1989 to win consecutive U.S. Open titles, which has occurred only seven times. He won his third major at the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club.
At the 2018 Ryder Cup, an errant tee shot by his struck a female spectator and caused her right eye to explode resulting in permanent blindness. It was rumored that Koepka and teammate Dustin Johnson got into a feud over some personal issues but Koepka denied these claims saying during the Ryder Cup. He won the CJ Cup, and the win moved him to number one in the Official World Golf Ranking in 2018.
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Brooks has an estimated net worth of $14 million.
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Brooks Koepka Sergio Garcia
The new PGA Tour ombudsman Brooks taking up the Sergio Garcia topic and say what everyone else is thinking. A week after Bryson DeChambeau for his slow play in Dubai, Koepka lit up Garcia for his disqualification at the Saudi International. He was booted from the tournament for roughing up five different greens, was filmed on camera freaking out in a greenside bunker at the event. It was … not a good look, which Koepka noted on the Playing Through Podcast.
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Books won his second major of the season and third of his career by combining the kind of solid ball-striking with good in-close putting to win by two over Tiger Woods at Bellerive Country Club. He became the second in driving distance at 324.2 yards with a TaylorMade M3 460 driver with a Mitsubishi Diamana White Board D + 70 shaft. Koepka, used the M4 model earlier in the year, but uses the adjustable weights in the M3, moving both to the the rear position to maximize forgiveness and launch.
Koepka as wellgot ranked second in strokes gained/tee-to-green, gaining more than 11 strokes on the field for the week, with not just his mashed driver swings but his consistent iron play. When Nike exited the equipment business in August 2016, it left Koepka seeking some new equipment. Though not under contract with the company, Koepka plays Mizuno’s JPX 900 Tour irons. The background on the clubs is that Mizuno, knowing that Koepka’s Titleist contract was up (and pre-Nike deal), made the JPX 900 Tour with Koepka in mind, as Mizuno felt he fit the mold of the JPX player.
Then, after Nike left the club business, Mizuno reached out to Koepka again to gauge his interest in playing the irons. The JPX 900 Tour irons went in the bag earlier this year after an offseason of testing.
The specs are standard length, half a degree upright. Koepka also only practices with odd-numbered clubs, so those wear out faster than the others, requiring new sets every so often. His grips are Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet.
He went back to an old friend, the Scotty Cameron by Titleist Newport 2 SLT T10 putter he had used to win his first PGA Tour title at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open. He made the move during the 2016 FedEx Cup playoffs and the putter, which boasts a T10 Terylium insert and has BK stamped on the front toe, helped Koepka sink six birdie putts on Sunday, albeit all of them from 10 feet and closer. Still, Koepka boasted a strokes gained putting mark of nearly five strokes for the week and when you win by two, that’s a big difference-maker.
Brooks dint had the greatest 2018 when it comes to health, with a hiatus of a few months earlier this year due to a left wrist injury sticking out. As it turned out, He avoided a bit of an injury issue right before repeating as U.S. Open champion.
After capturing the title at Shinnecock, He revealed in his winner’s press conference that he suffered a rib injury the previous week. Luckily, everything turned out just fine. “You know, my rib kind of came out last week,” Koepka said. “It bugged me a little bit. Right when we got here, (my trainer) worked on it, knew what it was. It was pretty sore, but I had no problems since then.”
It was a non-issue in the end, but things could’ve been different this week for sure with some bad fortune. It’s not the first time Koepka has dealt with more injury issues since his hiatus, as he re-aggravated his wrist injury at the Players Championship. But none of it halted him on his march toward another U.S. Open triumph. Brooks Koepka is unstoppable.
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For Ricky Elliott, 2018 ended much as it began: going downhill fast.
In December, that meant a maiden ski trip to Colorado. January hadn’t been as much fun for Elliott, the longtime caddie for Brooks Koepka. Just a few holes into the year in Hawaii, a wrist injury benched his man for three months.
“It was worrying. I honestly thought if we could play at all this year it would be a bonus,” Elliott said. “It was one of those dark areas where there was no timetable on his comeback. It was a long period of not knowing if you’re going to have a job. I felt more sorry for him than I did for myself.”
What transpired between Hawaii and Colorado was, of course, a career season for Koepka: a successful U.S. Open defense, victory at the PGA Championship and ascending to World No. 1. When the pair finished their last tournament of 2018 in Shanghai, Elliott said, they shared a quiet moment, just shaking their heads in disbelief.
“I don’t think it’s really hit him yet – or me – what he’s accomplished this year after such a dire start,” he said.
One moment stood out for Elliott as emblematic of the Koepka motif, that ability to summon brilliance while exhibiting the unflappable calm of a stoned frat boy.
It was on the 16th tee at Bellerive in the final round of the PGA Championship. Koepka had a one-stroke lead over his idol, Adam Scott, and Tiger Woods was charging.
“The pin was back right and there was trouble long left and right,” Elliott recalled. “The bulk of the green was 15 (yards) on and we’d said all week if we pitch it 15 on we’re great. We’ll take our 3 and get out of here.”
It was 220 yards to the middle of the green. Elliott told his man to hit a 5-iron.
“How far is it to the pin?” Koepka asked.
“Two-thirty-four,” the bagman replied, warily.
“I can’t get a 5-iron there,” Koepka pressed.
“I know you can’t!” Elliott said. “We’re pitching it where we said we were going to pitch it all week.”
Koepka insisted he felt confident.
“He pulls the 4-iron, sticks the tee in the ground and hits the best shot I’ve ever seen to about six feet. Holes it, two-shot lead,” Elliott said, still awestruck. “He loves the pressure of it. In smaller events he does get a little bit flustered, but in majors he’s unbelievably focused. And as the pressure goes up, the more even-keeled he gets. It’s completely the opposite of what everyone else does.”
In October, Elliott got his first taste of tournament pressure since his days playing the mini tours when Koepka brought him as a playing partner to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in St. Andrews.
“I wasn’t great,” Elliott said with a laugh. “I was just trying to keep it straight.”
He didn’t even own a set of clubs when he flew to Scotland. His sticks had been stolen earlier this year, and on the rare occasion he played it was at Lake Nona in Orlando, where he’d play out of the bag of his childhood pal Graeme McDowell. Lake Nona is also where Elliott once gave lessons at $60 an hour. Caddying pays better.
As he sees off a banner year that began in despair, Elliott confessed that his mind has already wandered to next year’s British Open, which will be played at Royal Portrush, the course where Elliott grew up (and posted a couple of 64s in his youth). A win there by Koepka, Elliott promises, would usher in the mother of all celebrations.
“If he somehow pops off the British Open at Portrush,” he said, “I don’t think I’m going to be able to work for the rest of the year.” Gwk