29-year-old American, golfing superstar has to be the first in our golfer of the week series. In 2018 he was officially titled the World Number One after winning the CJ Cup.
After also winning the U.S Open at Augusta in 2017 AND 2018! Smashing a world record, Brooks Koepka became the first golfer in history to hold back-to-back titles in two majors simultaneously.
Born on the 3rd May 1990 in West Palm Beach, Florida, it was clear to see from a young age that golf was his calling, especially after playing college golf where he not only won three events but was a three-time All-American.
After turning professional in 2012, it didn’t take our 6ft golfer of the week-long to earn his European Tour card. After three wins in 2013, the card was secured. Just one day after winning the third competition of 2013, Koepka also qualified for the 2013 Open Championship and played at the Scottish Open.
After a hugely successful and career-changing 2013, 2014 was set to be an even bigger year for Brooks Koepka! He won Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year, as well as a fourth-place finish at The U.S Open, which earned him his first PGA Tour card.
In 2015, Koepka gave up his European Tour Membership. Aiming to focus on Majors, he won his first major championship (U.S Open Championship) at Erin Hills, Wisconsin.
After becoming fit for golf again in 2018 after his wrist surgery, he came back fighting and defended his Open title at Shinnecock Hills, becoming the first player since 1989 to win consecutive U.S Open titles. He also won his third major of the year at the Bellerive Country Club.
2018 was the year of Koepka. Only six years on from merely qualifying as a PGA professional he was crowned World Number One in the Official World Golf Ranking. His CJ Cup win moved him up!
But did it stop there? Absolutely not! In 2019, Koepka won the 2019 PGA Championship. Aside from this, he also won the PGA of America Player of the Year award for the second year on the bounce.
Team ONPAR are excited to watch Koepka in 2020!