SOUTHAMPTON, New York - After 3 months away from the game earlier this year due to a left wrist injury, Brooks Koepka looked better than ever this past week at the 118th US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. His 1-over par total of 281 (75-66-72-68) was good for a one shot win over a charging Tommy Fleetwood who shot a final round 63 to post 282. Brooks didn't take the conventional route to playing on the PGA Tour and becoming a two 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!