|Brooks Koepka Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||May 3, 1990|
Brooks Koepka is an American professional golfer who joined LIV Golf, a professional golf tour financed by the Public Investment Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, in June 2022. On this tour, as of May 2023, he won the LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah title in October 2022 and the LIV Golf Orlando trophy in April 2023. Brooks previously plied his trade on the PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) Tour (the main professional golf tour in the United States and North America), the European Tour (the leading men’s professional golf tour in Europe), and the Japan Golf Tour (a prominent professional golf tour that was founded in 1973). As of May 2023, his best performances at major championships were 2 title triumphs at the U.S. Open (June 2017 and June 2018) and 3 victories at the PGA Championship (August 2018, May 2019, and May 2023). Brooks also finished in 2nd place (tied) at The Masters Tournament in both April 2019 and April 2023; and ended up in 4th place (tied) at The Open Championship in July 2019. As of May 2023, his best performance at a WGC (World Golf Championship) event was the title triumph at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational (July 2019). Brooks also finished in 2nd place (tied) at the February 2021 WGC-Workday Championship, the August 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, and the October 2017 WGC-HSBC Champions. Besides these accomplishments, he won the Waste Management Phoenix Open twice (February 2015 and February 2021) and the CJ Cup once (October 2018) on the PGA Tour; the Turkish Airlines Open once (November 2014) on the European Tour; and the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament twice (November 2016 and November 2017) on the Japan Golf Tour.
BK, Brooksy, Bruce Cupcake
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, United States
Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Florida, United States
Brooks had attended the Cardinal Newman High School, a private college preparatory Roman Catholic co-educational school in his hometown of West Palm Beach.
After his high school graduation, he joined the Florida State University (FSU), a public research university in Tallahassee, Florida. There, he represented the Florida State Seminoles men’s golf team – he won 3 events during his stint there and was named an ‘All-American’ thrice.
- Father – Bob Koepka
- Mother – Denise Jakows
- Siblings – Chase Koepka (Younger Brother) (Professional Golfer)
- Others – Burwell C. Koepka (Paternal Grandfather), Mary Margaret Groat (Paternal Grandmother), William J. Jakows (Maternal Grandfather), Nancy Margaret Budzik (Maternal Grandmother), Dick Groat (Paternal Great Uncle) (Professional Baseball and Basketball Player, World Series (the annual championship series of MLB (Major League Baseball – the oldest major professional sports league in the world)) champion in 1960 and 1964) (d. April 27, 2023), Barbara Womble (Paternal Great Aunt) (Former Model) (d. 1990), Tracey Groat (First Cousin Once Removed), Carol Ann Groat (First Cousin Once Removed), Allison Groat (First Cousin Once Removed)
He has been represented by Blake Smith, Manager and Booking Agent, Hambric Sports Management, LLC, Boutique Golf Talent Management Agency, Dallas, Texas, United States.
Brooks Koepka’s net worth had been $60 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft or 183 cm
93 kg or 205 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Brooks has dated –
- Becky Edwards
- Jena Sims (2017-Present) – Brooks began dating American actress, model, and former beauty pageant contestant Jena Sims in 2017. The couple got engaged on April 1, 2021, and tied the knot on June 4, 2022. In May 2023, it was revealed that they were expecting their first child together, a son. On July 27, 2023, they welcomed a baby boy named Crew Sims Koepka at 5:50 pm.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of German, English, Irish, and Northern Irish/Scots-Irish descent on his father’s side and Polish descent on his mother’s side.
- Toned physique
- Side-cropped hair
- Often sports a trimmed beard or a light stubble
- Affable smile
He has been sponsored by –
- Nike, Inc. (American multinational footwear, apparel, and sports equipment brand)
- NetJets Inc. (an American company that sells fractional ownership shares in private business jets)
- Rolex SA (British-founded Swiss watch designer and manufacturer)
- Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (Japan-based global tire and rubber company)
- Infor (New York City-based enterprise software company)
Brooks Koepka Favorite Things
- Hobbies/Interests – Jet Skiing, Fishing, Paddleboarding
- Soccer Club – Manchester United F.C.
- Basketball Team – Los Angeles Lakers
- American Football Team – Green Bay Packers
Source – PGA Tour
Brooks Koepka Facts
- Brooks first came into the spotlight in 2014 when he won the ‘Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year’ award – presented annually, since 1960, to the best-performing rookie on the European Tour. It is named after Thomas Henry Cotton (d. December 1987), an English professional golfer who was widely regarded as the leading British player of his generation.
- In early 2015, a tee announcer mistakenly called him ‘Bruce Cupcake’ instead of Brooks Koepka during the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and the nickname stuck. Brooks went on to win that tournament – his first title on the PGA Tour.
- In both October 2016 and September 2021, he won the prestigious Ryder Cup (a biennial men’s golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States).
- He holds the record of being the first golfer in history to have won consecutive titles in two different majors – the U.S. Open in June 2017 and June 2018, and the PGA Championship in August 2018 and May 2019. At the U.S. Open in June 2017 (his first major championship title), Brooks had tied the record for the lowest score in the tournament’s history (16 under par, equalling Rory McIlroy‘s performance in 2011).
- In October 2017, he won the Presidents Cup, a biennial series of men’s golf matches between a team representing the United States and a team representing the rest of the world minus Europe.
- When Brooks successfully defended his U.S. Open title in June 2018, he became the first golfer to win consecutive U.S. Open titles since Curtis Strange in 1989. His victories at both the U.S. Open (June 2018) and the PGA Championship (August 2018) in 2018 marked the first instance of such a double since Tiger Woods achieved the feat in 2000.
- At the August 2018 PGA Championship, Brooks won with a 72-hole score of 264. It set a new PGA Championship record (beating the mark of 265 set by David Toms in 2001). The score (264) also tied for the lowest total score in any major championship (the U.S. Open / the PGA Championship / The Masters Tournament / The Open Championship) in history (equalling Henrik Stenson’s mark set at the 2016 edition of The Open Championship).
- The title triumph at the August 2018 PGA Championship was his 3rd major championship title (after his U.S. Open wins in June 2017 and June 2018). This made Brooks the 5th American player to have won 3 major championship titles before the age of 29 – after Jack Nicklaus, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, and Tiger Woods.
- For his performances in the 2017-18 season (that ended in September 2018), Brooks won the ‘PGA Tour Player of the Year’ award. He was also named the ‘PGA Player of the Year’ in both 2018 and 2019.
- During the 2018 edition of the Ryder Cup, an erratic tee shot by Brooks hit a female spectator. The accident, unfortunately, caused a globe rupture in her right eye which led to her losing vision in that eye.
- He achieved the number one position in the Official World Golf Ranking charts on October 21, 2018, for the first time. He lost the top spot on November 3, 2018, regained it on November 11, 2018, lost it again on November 17, 2018, regained it on November 25, 2018, and lost it again on January 5, 2019.
- Brooks then reclaimed the number 1 ranking on May 19, 2019, and held on to it for 38 weeks until February 8, 2020. As of May 2023, he had held the top spot for a total of 47 weeks in the aforementioned 4 different timespans.
- When he successfully defended his PGA Championship title in May 2019, he became the first golfer to do so since Tiger Woods in 2007.
- In May 2023, Brooks won his 5th major championship title at the year’s PGA Championship. This made him the first player to have won a major championship while plying his trade on LIV Golf – a professional golf tour financed by the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia. Brooks joined the cash-rich tour in June 2022, at the start of its inaugural season.
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