Brooks Koepka Biography

Brooks Koepka is an American Professional Golfer who has won four times major in his so far career. He rose to prominence when he clinched the US Open Championship in 2017 as well as 2018 followed PGA Tour in 2018 and 2019. At this moment, he is playing in LIV Golf League and leading the table in Masters Championship as he scored the par-5 holes for an eagle and three birdies. Brooks is in blistering form and could be the PGA Tour’s worst nightmare if he wins this because he already won last week’s LIV Golf event at the Orlando circuit.

Early Life

Brooks was born on 3rd May 1990 in West Palm Beach Florida, USA, and is currently 31 years old. He grew up in the Lake Worth region with his Christian family and is of white Caucasian ethnicity. He was born to his parents Bob Koepka and Denise Jakows and is also known to have a sibling brother named Chase Koepka who is also a professional golfer.

Brooks completed his high school graduation from Cardinal Newman high school in West Palm Beach and later went on to attend Florida State University but his major is unknown. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2012.

Brooks Koepka Career

Brooks started his career as a golfer in college where he used to play collegiate golf events. He won three events and competitions throughout the time and also became a three-time All-American titleholder. In 2012, he turned professional and debuted with the Challenge Tour in England. The following year he won the 2013 Montecchia Golf Open and the Scottish Hydro Challenge. The same year, he qualified for the 2013 open championship as a member of a European tour. In the 2014-15 season, he became the PGA rookie of the year and finished in 15th position in the championship. He later won the Turkish Airlines Open and also ranked 8th in the race to Dubai 2014 for which he received Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.

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Brooks won his first-ever PGA Tour event in the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open and was ranked World number 19. He then won the US Open titles twice in a row in 2017 and 2018 and the same year, he won the CJ Cup and became World Number 1. Brooks stayed in the position for 47 weeks and in 2019, he won became the PGA of America Player of the Year awardee. He is also known to own a business with his family named Havsies, a popcorn company started after being inspired by his mother’s recipes. To this date, he has recorded 8 PGA tour wins throughout his career. In the recent 2020-21 season he could not play many games due to his knee injury but returned to win the Waste Management Phoenix Cup open and also came 2nd in the 2021 PGA championship.

Controversy

Brooks is known to have hit a female spectator in her right eye during the 2018 Ryder Cup which caused a lot of media spur and brought him under a lot of global criticism. He was also rumored to have a personal conflict with his teammate Dustin Johnson but none of the rumors were proven. Recently, he got into a controversy with fellow golfer and competition Bryson DeChambeau who was facing equipment issues in a recent game and said that he hates his driver. To this, Brooks jokingly commented saying that he loves his driver which increased the tension between the two.

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Social Media

Brooks currently has 496.5k followers on his Twitter account since 2011 and he is also highly active on his Instagram account where he currently has 1 million followers. On his Facebook, he currently has 91k followers.

Brooks Koepka Biography

Real Name Brooks Koepka
Birth Date May 3, 1990
Age (as of 2023) 32 Years
Birth Place West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Nationality American
Profession Golf Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Taurus

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 183 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 84 kg  –  in Pounds –  185 lbs
Shoe Size 12 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Athletic

Family

Father Bob Koepka
Mother Denise Jakows
Sister None
Brother Chase Koepka

Qualification/Education

School Cardinal Newman high school
College Florida State University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Who is his wife? Jena Sims

Personal Life

Brooks is living a happily married life with his wife Jena Sims, an American Actress, and model. Jena and Brooks met for the first time in 2015 when he was competing at Masters Tournament. While growing up, Jena watched golf and initially fell in love with Brooks after two years. The couple made this relationship publicly when Brooks holed winning putt at US Open 2017 and Jena immediately ran towards him to celebrate. Later in 2021, they engaged and Brooks proposed to her to spend her entire life with him at a beach Jupiter in Florida. 

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Brooks Koepka Net Worth

Brooks has been a professional golfer for several years and has earned loads through winning championships and also through sponsorships. He is also known to source a section of his income through the business Havsies. His estimated net worth as of 2023 is well above $50 million.

Trivia

  • He played with his brother Chase together as partners at the 2019 Zurich Classic of New Orleans on a PGA tour.
  • Baseball player Dick Groat is known to be his great Uncle.
  • In 2012, he qualified for the US Open as an amateur player but could not make the final selection.
  • He qualified for the 2019 Presidents Cup but had to withdraw due to his knee injury for which he had to undergo surgery in March 2021.
  • He has been sponsored by one of the world’s best sports giants, Nike.

Final Thoughts

Brooks is a well-known figure among golfers and sportspersons and is highly respected for his constant growth and wins over the year. He has become an idol for several budding golfers and an inspiration for many. He has achieved a lot professionally and is now set to voyage on a new journey in his personal life and we wish him all the luck for his engagement.

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