Brooks Koepka facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBrooks Koepka
Koepka after winning the 2017 U.S. Open
|Born||May 3, 1990
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Residence||Jupiter, Florida, U.S.|
|College||Florida State University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Japan Golf Tour||2|
|Best results in Major Championships
|The Masters Tournament||T2: 2019|
|U.S. Open||Won: 2017, 2018|
|The Open Championship||T4: 2019|
|PGA Championship||Won: 2018, 2019|
|Achievements and awards|
|Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
|PGA Player of the Year||2018, 2019|
Player of the Year
leading money winner
Brooks Koepka ( born May 3, 1990) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. In October 2018, he became World Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking for 47 weeks after winning the 2018 CJ Cup. He won the U.S. Open in 2017 and 2018, and the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019, becoming the first golfer in history to hold back-to-back titles in two majors simultaneously. He started his career on the European Challenge Tour and eventually the European Tour. He played college golf at Florida State University.
Koepka claimed his first major championship at the U.S. Open in 2017 at Erin Hills, Wisconsin. He successfully defended his title in 2018 at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island, the first golfer to win consecutive U.S. Opens since Curtis Strange in 1988 and 1989. He won his third major at the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club, shooting a major-championship-record-tying 264 over 72 holes. His 2018 victories in the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship were the first instance of that double since Tiger Woods in 2000. He won his fourth major at the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.
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Koepka with Justin Rose at the 2018 U.S. Open
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