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Brooks Koepka Player Profile And What's In The Bag

By: | Mon 03 Apr 2023 | Comments

Article Updated - May 2023

BROOKS KOEPKA produced a final round of 67 to win his third PGA Championship and his fifth major, in the process becoming the first LIV Golf member to claim a major title.

He held off Scottie Scheffler and Viktor Hovland at Oak Hill to triumph by two shots.

Scheffler shot a magnificent 65 to get to seven under, while Hovland, who had a disastrous double-bogey on the 16th - shot a two-under 68.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy carded a 69 to end joint seventh on two under.

"This is incredible," Koepka said. "I look back at where we were two years ago. I am just so happy right now, this is just the coolest thing.

"I don't know how many guys have won five times, but to be with those groups of names is absolutely incredible and I'll be honest I'm not even sure I dreamed of it as a kid.”

There was also a special moment when club professional Michael Block had a hole-in-one at the 151-yard par-three 15th. The 46-year-old was one of 20 club professionals at the championship, but the only one to make the cut.

Block was only aware of his feat after he asked his playing partner McIlroy, "Rory, did it go in?" before the two shared a warm embrace.

Block's ace helped him finish joint 15th, which earns him an exemption for next year's tournament at Valhalla.

However, even he could not distract from a moment of redemption for his fellow American Koepka, who held a four-shot lead at April's Masters before eventually finishing as runner-up to Jon Rahm.

It is the third time in five years that Koepka has played a major championship in the state of New York and come out on top.

Koepka joins Seve Ballesteros, Peter Thomson, Byron Nelson, John Henry Taylor and James Braid as five-time major winner.

It comes just two years after Koepka underwent knee reconstruction surgery and follows his switch last year to the Saudi Arabian-backed LIV Golf.

Koepka collects the Wanamaker Trophy and a cheque for $3.15m. He also became only the sixth player to win the PGA Championship on three or more occasions - joining Walter Hagen and Jack Nicklaus (five), Tiger Woods (four), Gene Sarazen and Sam Snead (three).

Brooks Koepka

Player Profile

Koepka was born in Jupiter, Florida on May 3, 1990. He turned professional in 2012. 

In October 2018, he became world number one, a position he held for 47 weeks after winning the 2018 CJ Cup. 

He won the US Open in 2017 and 2018, 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 DP World Tour and played college golf at Florida State University.

Koepka claimed his first major at the US Open in 2017 at Erin Hills and successfully defended his title the following year at Shinnecock Hills to become the first man to successfully defend the US Open since Curtis Strange in 1988 and 1989.

He won his third major at the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive, shooting a major-championship-record-tying 264 over 72 holes. His 2018 victories in the US 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.

His younger bother, Chase, is also a professional golfer. Koepka represented the USA at the Ryder Cup in 2016, 2018 and 2021.

In the Netflix series Full Swing, Koepka, who was struggling with injury and a lack of fitness, said that he was struggling to compete with the world’s best golfers. He also admitted that he struggled to focus on what his partner was saying to him because he was so obsessed with getting his swing right.

After missing the cut at last year’s Masters he admitted that he tried to break his car window with his fist.

He began The Masters in 2023 in 118th place in the world rankings but finished joint second and rose to 39th. His victory at the PGA takes him to 13th in the rankings. He has no standing in the FedEx Cup because he is not a PGA Tour member.

Last 10 Major Results

2023 PGA Championship - 1st

2023 Masters - T2nd

2022 Open Championship - CUT

2022 US Open - 55th

2022 PGA Championship - T55th

2022 Masters - CUT

2021 Open Championship - T6th

2021 US Open - T4th

2021 PGA Championship - T2nd

2021 Masters - CUT

What's In Brooks Koepka's Bag?

Driver: Srixon ZX5 LS Mk II (10.5 Degrees)

Woods: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (3-Wood, 16.5 Degrees)

Irons: Nike Vapor Pro (3-Iron) & Srixon ZX7 Mk II (4-9)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore - Tour Rack Raw (52 Degrees, 56 Degrees & 60 Degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Teryllium TNP2

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

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