The remarkable rise of Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka

The is little doubt that at present Brooks Koepka is the dominant force in the golfing world. He has taken over the game like the dominant players before him and is all but set to continue this moving forward. Could we be in the process of seeing one of the greatest players to ever grace the game?

Despite his incredible recent form, he did not start as the favourite at the recent Open in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. However, he was very well supported by punters on William Hill and all details about the William Hill sign up offer that was used by many are here. This enabled these players to get a sign up bonus upon their first deposit, so they could have added money on the event. Koepka ultimately finished in a tie for fourth, despite not playing his best golf. This is a further indication of the level he is playing at present. Lowry ultimately won the title, which was his first career major, in which he finished nine clear of Koepka.

At just 29 years of age, Brooks Koepka still has a long time left in the game so could yet surpass the greats. He officially became the World number one in 2018 following his CJ Cup victory. His success has continued and he is now clear in the standings ahead of Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose. His 2019 earnings have surpassed $9.6 million from just 44 events, putting him over $4 million clear of Dustin Johnson in second. This gives a further indication of just how clear he is at present.

Koepka picked up his first major in 2017 when landing the U.S Open. This is where he really shot on the scene, as he posted a score of 16 under par 272. This meant it matched the lowest score in history that was set by Rory McIlroy back in 2011.

He then defended his title the following season, in winning by one shot over runner-up Tommy Fleetwood. This followed him posting a final round 68 for 281 and one over par. 2018 also saw him land his first PGA Championship and third career major. He finished two strokes clear of the resurgent Tiger Woods, posting a 72 hole total of 264 for a PGA Championship record.

These remarkable performances in 2018 led to him being awarded a number of awards including the PGA Player of the year and Tour Player of the year. It did not take Koepka long to continue his stunning major form as he finished as runner-up in the 83rd edition of the Masters. This was also a very memorable tournament as Tiger Woods landed the title, posting a 275 and 13 under par.

Koepka then defended his title in the 2019 edition of the PGA Championship, posting a 272 eight under par. He won the tournament by two strokes ahead of runner-up Dustin Johnson. This also meant he became the first player in history to successfully defend both the PGA Championship and US Open in a career.

This success has been record breaking and it is only set to continue for years to come as Brooks Koepka continues his remarkable rise to the top of the golfing world.