As far as golfers and the followers of the sports are concerned, the name Koepka is not an unfamiliar or even a new one. This is because of the Koepka brothers who are doing great for themselves with the elder as Brooks Koepka.
He became popular thanks to the sports which he has been a part of professionally since 2012. He is the 2017 U.S. Open champion and, he has been able to win various other championships. Here is all you may want to know about him.
Brooks Koepka Biography
Brooks Koepka was born on May 3, 1990, in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was raised in a family that was in love with sports and that will be one of the first things that would drive him and his brother Chase Koepka to play golf. Surprisingly enough, their father Bob Koepka played Baseball and the boys also loved the sports when they were growing up.
For his education, the man who would grow up into a great golfer went to the Cardinal Newman High School and from here, he went to the Florida State University.
What has brought him and sustained him in the limelight is his career as a golfer. He first began as an amateur golfer who went on to play in his school days. By the time he was just 13, Brooks had taken the sports quite serious and he never stopped.
Brooks had his first PGA tour in 2014 and he ended in the third place before ending in the Fourth place at the U.S. Open earning him a chance to be a part of his first Masters.
Through his golfing years, he has managed to stand himself out from the crowd and this has helped him to reach a peak world ranking of 7 in 2017. By 2018 he was ranked between 8 and 11. In his amateur days, he won the Rice Planters Amateur in 2009, Brickyard Collegiate in 2011, and the 2012 Seminole Intercollegiate in Florida.
More so, he has won 4 Challenge tours, 2 European tours, 2 PGA tours, and a couple of Japan Golf Tours. He was also awarded the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award in 2014.
His Family, Father, Wife, and Girlfriend
Brooks comes from a very simple family that had his Father Bob Koepka, his mother Denise Jakows who had fought and survived breast cancer, and his brother Chase. As noted, the family has been mostly into sports and that seems to have gone back to his grand-uncle, Dick Groat who was a basketball and a baseball player. His father played as a pitcher at West Virginia Wesleyan.
Although Chase is yet to make any significant winnings like his elder brother, the golfer who was born in 1994 has recorded some amateur winnings including the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular of 2016, 2014 Invitational at the Ocean Course, and the Reese Jones Invitational of 2013. It was only in 2016 that he began his professional career.
Looking at the women in the life of the golfer, he has been in a number of relationships, but thus far, he has no wife as he is still not yet married. His girlfriend is Jena Sims. Born on December 30, 1988, she is an American actress who is famous for acting in a number of movies such as 3‑Headed Shark Attack (2015), American Beach House (2015), and the 3D comedy horror, Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012). She is also a model who won the Miss Georgia Teen USA beauty pageantry in 2007.
Jena Sims who is a graduate of International Business from the 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 sustain as Becky moved to Sweden to play soccer.
Brooks Koepka’s Net Worth
The pro golfer has recorded many achievements in his rather short golfing career which is still moving great. He has a net worth that is estimated at between $8 million USD to 13 million, while his annual income is placed at $2 million. He has made his wealth mainly from the sports that he has come to love and play.
The man has also been able to add to his net worth through various endorsement deals he has reached with brands including Nike which had also had deals with people like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Apart from Nike, Brooks has another deal with Michelob Ultra.