For golfers and fans of this sport, the name Koepka is not an unknown or even new name. This is due to the Koepka brothers, who are very familiar with the older than Brooks Koepka.
He became popular thanks to the sport he has been a professional member of since 2012. He is U.S. Open Champion 2017 and has already won several other championships. Here you will find everything you might want to know about him.
Brooks Koepka Biography
Brooks Koepka was born on 3 May 1990 in West Palm Beach, Florida. He grew up in a family that was sports-mad, and this will be one of the first things that will drive him and his brother Chase Koepka to play golf. Surprisingly, their father Bob Koepka played baseball, and the boys loved the sport too when they grew up.
For his education, the man who would grow up to be a great golfer went to Cardinal Newman High School, and from there he went to Florida State University.
What got him into the spotlight and kept him there is his career as a golfer. He started out as an amateur golfer who continued to play in his school days. By the time he was 13 years old, Brooks had already taken the sport very seriously and he never stopped.
Brooks had his first PGA tour in 2014, which he finished in third place before finishing fourth at the U.S. Open, giving him the chance to play in his first Masters.
During his golfing years, he has managed to stand out from the crowd, and this has helped him to reach a top 7 position in the world rankings in 2017. In 2018 he was between 8th and 11th place, and in his amateur years, he won the Rice Planters Amateur in 2009, the Brickyard Collegiate in 2011, and the Seminole Intercollegiate in Florida in 2012.
He has also won 4 Challenge Tours, 2 European Tours, 2 PGA Tours, and several Japan Golf Tours. He has also been awarded the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year 2014.
His Family, Father, Wife, and Girlfriend
Brooks comes from a very simple family where his father Bob Koepka, his mother Denise Jakows, who fought breast cancer and survived it, and his brother Chase lived. As mentioned above, the family was mainly involved in sports, and this seems to go back to his great-uncle Dick Groat, who was a basketball and baseball player. His father was a West Virginia Wesleyan pitcher.
Although Chase has not yet made significant wins like his older brother, the 1994-born golfer has recorded several amateur wins, including the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular 2016, the 2014 Ocean Course Invitational, and the 2013 Reese Jones Invitational. He did not begin his professional career until 2016.
Looking at the women in the golfer’s life, he has a number of relationships behind him, but so far he has not had a wife because he is not yet married. His girlfriend is Jena Sims. She was born on December 30, 1988, and is an American actress known for her role in a number of films including 3 Head Shark Attack (2015), American Beach House (2015), and the 3D comedy Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012). She is also a model who won the Miss Georgia Teen USA beauty contest in 2007.
Jena Sims, who holds a degree in International Business from Belmont University, began dating Mr. Brooks between early 2017 and 2016. Before their relationship, however, Brooks Koepka had dated American soccer player Becky Edwards. The relationship could not be maintained as Becky moved to Sweden to play football.
Brooks Koepka’s Net Worth
The professional golfer has recorded many successes in his rather short golf career, which is still progressing in large steps. He has net assets estimated at 8 to 13 million USD, while his annual income is 2 million USD. His wealth has been generated mainly through the sports he has learned to love and play.
The man has also been able to increase his net worth through various sponsorship deals he has made with brands like Nike, who have also done business with people like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Apart from Nike, Brooks has signed another contract with Michelob Ultra.