Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka
30-Year-Old Golfer
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
Entering the 2018-19 season, it was still debatable as to who was the best golfer in the world. Entering this season, the debate is over. Koepka grabbed another major victory last season and was a threat at the other three. Koepka is clearly the No. 1 pick in drafts and should be the highest-valued player in auctions. His ceiling is entirely up to him as when he's focused he almost always wins and he always contends. That's the good news. The bad news is his number is just too high for salary cap purposes this season. Read Past Outlooks
Late charge comes up just shy
August 2, 2020
Koepka finished in a four-way tie for second place after shooting a one-under 69 in the final round of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
Koepka came into the week in very uncharacteristic form. He was able to feed off the vibes as defending champion and took command of the tournament early with a first-round eight-under 62. Friday and Saturday were not quite as good, but he still came into the final round just three shots back of the lead. Koepka and Justin Thomas would prove to be the two it would come down to in the end. An ugly bogey at the par-5 16th appeared to end Koepka's chances, but he drained a 40-footer for birdie on the difficult par-4 17th. The Florida State product would need a birdie at the par-4 18th to send it to a playoff, but those thoughts ended as soon as he pulled his tee shot into the water. Koepka probably won't care much about this, but a T2 was enough to get him inside the top-100 in the FedExCup standings with the playoffs quickly approaching. He led the field in SG: Approach and GIR percentage, so he has to feel a lot better heading to the PGA Championship next week where he will look to three-peat.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Koepka established himself as perhaps the best major golfer in the world last season. All of this after he started the season on the DL with a wrist injury as well. That injury limited Koepka to just 17 events last season, but he still managed to win twice and post a career-high in earnings. Koepka has won three of the past six majors, five of which he has played and it's clear that when he's focused, he's one of the best, if not the best, golfer in the world. There in lies the issue though as Koepka all but admitted after his PGA Championship victory that he gets up for majors and struggles to do the same during regular PGA Tour events. It's hard to imagine that Koepka won't figure that part out soon and if he does, then the sky is the limit. Koepka comes with a huge price tag this season, but he does have the potential to reach $10 million if everything goes right.
Koepka entered the season as a young golfer with loads of potential, and he exited the season a major champion. There are lots of guys with potential on the PGA Tour, but so many fail to live up to it, and even fewer ever grab a major. Koepka's season would have been a success even without a win at the U.S. Open, but obviously that win put his season into the exceptional category. With the exception of a stretch during the beginning of 2017, Koepka was solid all season. He recorded a pair of runner-ups and seven total top-10s. Though Koepka reached a new level this past season, there is still room for improvement. As such, he should be considered for salary cap leagues.
In his two full years on the PGA Tour, Koepka has over $6.5 million in earnings, 24 top-25s and 15 top-10s -- that's a top-10 for every three starts. The only knock is his lack of wins on the PGA Tour; Koepka has just one of those. That however makes his earnings numbers from the past two seasons even more impressive. Koepka is only going to get better and once he figures out how to close more efficiently, his numbers should go through the roof. Expect a nice increase in his numbers this season, just enough to garner a salary cap selection. In draft he could go as early as the 2nd-round.
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Putting woes lead to MC
July 26, 2020
Koepka posted a two-day total of one-under at the 3M Open to miss the cut by one stroke.
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73rd in SG: Around-the-Green at Muirfield
July 21, 2020
Koepka posed an eight-over 80 on Sunday at the Memorial Tournament to finish 12-over and tied for 62nd.
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Recommits to Memorial
July 11, 2020
Koepka has recommitted to the Memorial Tournament, which means he will play four events in a row heading into his three-peat attempt at the PGA Championship, Ryan Lavner of the Golf Chanel reports.
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Ryder Cup Postponed
July 8, 2020
The Ryder Cup has been postponed to September of 2021, Ryan Lavner of the Golf Channel reports.
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Returning for Workday Charity Open
July 3, 2020
Koepka is in the field for the Workday Charity Open after missing two events because his caddie, Ricky Elliott, tested positive for COVID-19.
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