Brooks Koepka is a great American golfer who is known for his achievement in PGA Tour. He peaked as World Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking in October 2018 after winning CJ Cup. In the same year, he won the US Open and PGA Championship.
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Koepka was born on May 3rd, 1990 in West Palm Beach, Florida. His birth sign is Leo.
The professional career
Koepka started his career on Challenge Tour in Europe. He earned his first professional title in September at Challenge de Catalunya. Then he got his second title in 2013 on Challenge Tour, Montecchia Golf Open.
He made his third win at Scottish Hydro Challenge. His three wins at considerable events made him spotted at the European Tour card. Then he qualified for the 2013 Open Championship. His debut as the member of European Tour at Scottish Open made him more countable.
In the 2014, he qualified for the PGA Tour. In the US Open, he finished at the fourth. But his achievement made him qualified for the first PGA Tour card as well as the invitation for the Masters competition.
On the 2014 European Tour, he won Turkish Airlines Open and finished third at Dubai Desert Classic and Omega European Masters. And he finished ninth at Alfred Dunhill links Championship.
In the 2014 Race to Dubai, he got 8th ranking.
He won the first PGA Tour event in 2015 and managed to be the 19th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Tied for 5th at 2015 PGA Championship didn’t make him stop. He finally won his first major in the US Open 2017. Erin Hills was the silent witness of his major achievement back then. He underwent wrist surgery with the hope to make the comeback for the 2018 Masters Tournament. But then he withdrew because he was not 100% in a good condition.
Koepka won CJ Cup and moved him to the no.1 in the Official World Golf Ranking in 2018.
At 6’0”, he weighed 205 pounds. But he then lost 24 pounds. Now he is at 190 pounds.
When asked by the mass media about his weight loss plan, he stated that he underwent a bit extreme weight loss progress. He limited himself to 1,800 calories per day.
There is no disclosing information that indicates the real reason for his weight loss. But the sports world is full of speculation. So people speculated that he wanted to get in shape for the ESPN the Magazine Body Issue. But none of the speculations went true because the golfer himself didn’t disclose the real reason to the world.
He admitted that he wanted to lose weight and reaped the benefits from it. Golf Analyst Brandel Chamblee criticized the weight loss.
But Koepka didn’t seem to be bothered with it. He stated that he could’ win with some people. He noted that he lifted too many weights. He was too big to play golf and lift.
Brooks Koepka Wife/Girlfriend
Brooks is still not taken as married although he has been in numerous serious relationships. He is currently engaged to his girlfriend Jena Sims. She is a popular American Actress who has attained recognition from numerous movies such as American Beach House, Headed Shark Attack, Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader.
Brooks has net worth of $14 million.
He was born and raised by an amazing family. Despite his humble background, he has managed such fantastic social influences.
Raised by Bob Koepka and his mother Denise Jakows, his family has had such truly amazing story. His mother had fought and survived breast cancer. The Boepka family has been into sports. His grand-uncle, Dick Groat was a basketball and baseball player. His father was pitcher at West Virginia Wesleyan.
As for his interest in golf, it seems that his family has been fully supporting him.
Brooks Koepka attended Cardinal Newman High School, and then joined Florida State University where he would precede his golf career. In his school time, he has been involved in amateur golf events.
From his teenage time, he has been taking the sports as his life part. He attained the first PGA tour in 2014. He ended in third place. Then fourth place at the US Open earned him the spot to the first Masters participation.