ST. LOUIS, Missouri - 2012 Minor League Golf Tour Champion Brooks Koepka joined elite company Sunday August 12, 2018 by winning the 100th PGA Championship. He is one of only five players to win the US Open and PGA Championship in the same season and one of only five American players to win three Majors before the age of 29. The others...Tiger Woods, Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus and Jordan Speith. Pretty good company there. Brook's 264 total (69-63-66-66) was good for a two shot win over Tiger Woods who closed with an impressive 64 to post 266.
Brooks didn't take the conventional route to playing on the PGA Tour and becoming a three time Major champion.
Right out of college Brooks went over to Europe to compete on the Challenge Tour. Brooks won 4 Challenge Tour events in less than 2 years between the summer of 2012 and the end of 2013. By winning 3 Challenge Tour events in 2013, he earned his European Tour card for 2014. He wasted no time and won the Turkish Airlines Open propelling him onto the world stage. He then finished 4th in the 2014 US Open which earned him a PGA Tour card for the 2014-15 season. He then won the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 2015 which helped qualify him for the 2016 Ryder Cup team.
While Brooks was home from traveling and playing on the Challenge Tour in 2012, he won the Minor League Golf Tour Championship in December 2012. In fact, he played 8 events on the MLGT and won 4 of them!
The Minor League Golf Tour is proud of all your success Brooks. Keep it up!
Pictured above are Brook's 2017 and 2018 US Open victories.