Brooks Koepka


Quick Facts:

Full Name Brooks Koepka
Birth Date May 3, 1990
Birth Place West Palm Beach, Florida
Age 32 Years Old
Nick Name Brooks
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Florida State University
Horoscope Taurus
Father’s Name Bob Koepka
Mother’s Name Denise Jakows
Siblings Chase Koepka
Height 6’0” (1.83 m)
Weight 93 kg
Profession Professional golfer
Professional Wins 14
Marital Status In a relationship
Girlfriend Jena Sims
Awards Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year 2014PGA Player of the Year 2018 and 2019

PGA Tour Player of the Year 2019

Net Worth $20 million
Social Media InstagramTwitter
Merch Shinnecock Hills, OutfitsHardcover
Last Update June, 2022

It is no secret that golf is more of a mental game than a physical one. It calls for a lot of regulations, endurance, and strategies. Brooks Koepka won four Major Championships thanks to his quiet genius.

However, if he had not pursued his golfing passion, these Major Championships would not have been possible. Notably, after winning the 2018 CJ Cup, Brooks held down the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking for 47 weeks in 2018. As a result, we will let you into Brooks’ life today, starting with his early years and continuing through his professional golf career. Stay put and read the article through to the end to learn more.

Biography of Brooks Koepka

This gifted young man was born in Florida’s West Palm Beach. On May 3, 1990, he was born to Bob Koepka and Denise Jakows.

His parents gave birth to his younger brother Chase Koepka four years after he was born. He was raised in Lake Worth despite being born in West Palm. Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach was where Brooks studied. He joined his high school’s golf team when he was in the sixth grade.

Brooks claimed that his father nearly crashed the car out of shock when he told him that he would forgo college and concentrate on his golf career. Additionally, Brooks improved his golfing abilities while a student at Florida State University. He admitted in an interview that his golf game was only average prior to attending FSU.

He didn’t get where he is today without working hard and being dedicated. There are other athletes in the family besides Brooks. Chase Koepka, his younger brother, is a professional golfer as well. At West Virginia Wesleyan, his father pitched while playing baseball. Dick Groat, Koepka’s great-uncle, is also rumored to be a legendary figure in the worlds of basketball and baseball.

Early Career

Where his passion lies is in his heart. And Brooks unquestionably fits this description. Brooks Koepka has won numerous accolades, both as a professional and as an amateur.

So let’s examine Koepka’s accomplishments to date.

Amateur successes

He received the High School Golfer of the Year award in 2006, the year before he finished high school in 2008. He was named High School Golfer of the Year in 2007 not only by his school but also by Sun Sentinel Newspaper and Palm Beach Post. Brooks is recognized as one of the most decorated players in FSU history. Only he from Florida State has received All-America recognition four times in golf.

Three times received All-ACC recognition, and twice was named the only ACC Golfer in.

View the video of Koepka’s sophomore round of golf.

He received the ACC Freshman of the Year award in 2009 and the ACC Player of the Year award as a sophomore in 2010 while attending Florida State University.

He was one of the seven athletes who were recognized in 2009 as the ACC Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year.

Professional Career

In the summer of 2012, Brooks Koepka won his first career championship. After graduating from FSU, he began his professional career at this time. He participated in the European Challenge Tour.

2013

He achieved his second victory in 2013 after winning the Montecchia Golf Open. He then triumphed in Challenge de Espana for his third championship.

After winning the Scottish Hydro Challenge, he qualified for the 2014 European Tour season.

2014

He participated in his first PGA Tournament in 2014, finishing 15th at the Championship. Eventually, his efforts led him to nominate as PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. After competing in Race to Dubai 2014, and ranking 8th, he earned European Tour’s Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.

Furthermore, Koepka won his first PGS Tour Event, which moved his position in the Official World Golf Ranking to 19th.

2017

In 2017, Brooks Koepka won his first Major Championship as he claimed the U.S Open title at Erin Hills. This is one of Brooks’s most significant career achievements as he played at U.S Open with only one career victory on PGA Tour.

2018

After going through wrist surgery in 2017, he withdrew from the 2018 Masters Tournament, as he hadn’t perfectly recovered from the surgery.

In 2018, he won his second U.S. Open title at Shinnecock Hills. Furthermore, he is the second player to win U.S. Open titles consecutively. In addition to this, he also won his first PGA Championship in 2018 in Bellerive Country Club, Missouri. Moreover, he also won CJ Cup in 2018, moving his Official World Golf Ranking to number one.

2019

In 2019 he won his second PGA Championship at Bethpage Black Course, New York. He is the second to successfully win two consecutive years in PGA Championship.

The first player to achieve it was Tiger Woods in 2007. This second victory in PGA Championship again earned his rank as number one in Official World Golf Ranking. Watch Brooks Koepka’s major highlights from the 2019 PGA Championship.

2020

Due to his knee and hip pain, he withdrew from FedEx Cup and U.S. Open. However, after his two-month break, he is set to return for the 2020-21 season.

Injury

No athletes are new to injury. Halting games in-between seasons due to injury isn’t recent either. Koepka, a four-time major winner, had to end his 2020 PGA Tour season early due to his hip and knee injury. During the championship, he tore his patella tendon partially in his left knee. And subsequently, he went through stem cell therapy injections.

He also had a cortisone injection for his hip after he tore his labrum partially. This is not the first time he went through painful stem cell therapy. In 2019, he went through a similar treatment for his left knee before getting back in full strength.

But unfortunately, during his time in South Korea for the CJ Cup, he slipped on wet concrete, resulting in his tendon’s reinjuring. In 2017, while competing in Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, he felt pain in his left wrist.

After finishing last in the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, he stepped away from the game for 15 weeks. This caused him to miss participating in Masters Tournament, stopping him from winning a four-time winner in the U.S Open at Erin Hills. He returned to the game playing for Zurich Classic in New Orleans.

Relationship Status

This handsome young man is happily engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Jena Sims. It is reported that the couple met in 2015 at the Master’s Tournament.

Brooks Koepka with his girlfriend.(Source: Players Bio)

But the couple reportedly dated in 2017 and made Newsline headings after his victory in US Open. Sim’s stood beside Brooks while receiving his trophy. Fox announcer had misidentified her as Becky Edwards, who Brooks dated previously. This incident was widely circulated on social media.

Jena Sims is an American actress who has starred in Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader, 3 Headed Shark Attack, and Sharnado 5: Global Swarming. She competed in Miss Teen USA 2007, representing Georgia. Besides acting, she is involved with an organization. She is currently the president and CEO of “The Pageant of Hope,” which holds beauty pageants for children diagnosed with cancer and other disadvantages.

Net Worth & Endorsement

After winning his third major title in 2018, his net worth is said to have increased tremendously. From the tournament alone, he earned $30 million.

As of 2022, his net worth is estimated to be $20 million.

Besides his tournament earnings, he has endorsement contracts with Nike, Rolex, BMW, NetJets, Infor, and Michelob Ultra. However, his gains from endorsements alone have not been revealed. His agent Blake Smith says Brooks is a highly compensated golfer and does not want to publicize his endorsement earnings. This is also why not including Koepka in the Forbes “World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes.”

Charity

Brooks has established the Brooks Koepka Foundation Fund to enhance the health and wellness of children facing challenges. It was established in 2019 at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

Brooks always closely works with the foundation and makes sure that every child is empowered to overcome life’s hardships. You can find the latest news, results, stats, videos, and more about Brooks Koepka on the ESPN website.

Brooks Koepka | Personality

People define Brooks Koepka as a focused, quiet, calm, and composed guy, perfect for a golfer. Besides his talent, his golf, he is a quick-witted and down-to-earth person, which many fans find him quite likable.

Not only is he honest and polite, he never tries hard to impress others. Thus people like him for who he is, not who pretends to be someone. All these qualities of his make him even more charming. However, after winning U.S Open in 2017, he did not go on a media tour in New York.

His quick-witted personality recently came in front of the media when he commented on Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia. In an interview, his agent described him as someone who speaks his mind. Although Brooks never met Kobe Bryant personally, he has long been his idol.

After Bryant’s death, he paid his tribute by designing Nike shoes in white and yellow with a purple logo of Nike. On the sides of the shoe and the soles, “MAMBA” was written to honor him.

Social Media Presence:

Brooks Koepka is quite active on his social media. He regularly updates his fans on his whereabouts.

As of 2022, he has 836K followers on Instagram and 322.6K followers on Twitter.

Some FAQs:

Brooks Koepka currently resides in Jupiter, Florida. “Golf Hot Spot” as it is called mainly because many renowned golfers reside there.

Is Brooks Koepka left-handed or right-handed?

Brooks Koepka is right-handed and swings his golf club from the right-hand side. 

How many majors did Brooks Koepka win?

Brooks Koepka has won four major championships to date.

Why is Brooks Koepka not playing in the 2021 Players Championship?

Brooks Koepka is not playing in the 2021 Players Championship because he has withdrawn from the Championship due to a right knee injury.

Why did Brooks Koepka withdraw from the Travelers Championship?

Brooks Koepka withdraws from the Travelers Championship because his caddie, Ricky Elliott, tested positive for covid on the PGA Tour.

When did brooks koepka last win?

Brooks Koepka last win was at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. He overcame a five-shot deficit on the final day at the event, with a 6-under-par 65 on February 2021.

What is Brooks Koepka golf swing speed?

Brooks Koepka fastest swing speed is 125.75 mph, and his average swing speed is 120.03mph.

How much is Brooks Koepka Tequesta’s house worth?

Brooks Koepka purchased the Tequesta, Florida home for $2.5 million in November 2015.

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