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Brooks Koepka
Koepka after winning the 2017 U.S. Open
Personal information
Born May 3, 1990 (1990-05-03) (age 31)
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Jupiter, Florida, U.S.
Partner Jena Sims
Career
College Florida State University
Turned professional 2012
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins 15
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 8
European Tour 6
Japan Golf Tour 2
Challenge Tour 4
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 4)
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
2014
PGA Player of the Year 2018, 2019
PGA Tour
Player of the Year
2018
PGA Tour
leading money winner
2019

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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