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2018 US Open Golf: Brooks Koepka Analysis

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About player
Date of birth: 3 May, 1990
Birth place: West Palm Beach, Florida
Professional wins: 7
Residence: Jupiter, Florida, United States
KEY STATISTICS
Turned professional Won: 2012
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA Tour: 1
European Tour: 1

Brooks Koepka is a professional golfer ranking among the top-25 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He started his career competing on the European Challenge Tour, then graduated to the European Tour.

Amateur Career

Brooks Koepka was born in 1990 in West Palm Beach, Florida. He started his amateur career playing collegiate golf at the Florida State University. During this time, Koepka managed to win three events. He even qualified for the 2012 edition of the U.S. Open but failed to make the cut.

Professional Career

Brooks Koepka turned professional in 2012 and competed in Europe’s Challenge Tour. He bagged his first title as a pro at the Challenge de Catalunya. The next year, he won his second title on the Challenge Tour when he won the Montecchia Golf Open. His third win came in the Fred Olsen Challenge de Espana. He went on to win the Scottish Hydro Challenge, and this exemplary performance earned him his European Tour card. Koepka then qualified for the 2013 edition of the Open Championship. His first appearance on the European Tour was at the Scottish Open where he finished in a tie for the 12 spot.

His first appearance on the 2014 PGA Tour was at the Frys.com Open. In this tournament, Koepka led in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. However, he finished the tournament tied for the third place. He went on to compete at the U.S. Open and collected a 4th place finish, and this earned him his PGA Tour card for the 2014/15 edition. He was awarded the European Tour’s Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.

In 2015, Brooks Koepka competed at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, an event organized under the PGA Tour banner. He won the event and improved his ranking to position 19 in the OWGR.