When you keep improving at what you do, you easily win fans around the world and gather importance in your field. Such is what Brooks Koepka has achieved throughout his golf career. The Florida native has so far developed a reputation as an unpredictable player who brings new twists to every tournament he plays. He is also one of the world’s best golfers, gripping tightly to the 8th position in the global ranking. And despite being less of an old player in the game than Tiger Woods having started professionally in 2012 on Challenge Tour in Europe he has been able to not just break different records but has become a record himself. His iconic back-to-back victories between 2012 and 2013 have also provided a more reliable stepping stone in his professional career.
Brooks Koepka’s Family
Brook is from a sports-loving family. His father Bob Koepka was a West Virginia Wesleyan pitcher while his grand-uncle played basketball. His brother Chase who was born in 1994 is following the footstep of Brooks. He currently plays golf in the amateur category and has won several tournaments including the Reese Jones Invitational of 2013, 2014 Invitational at the Ocean Course, and and the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular of 2016. However, Brooks’ mother Denis Jakows who is a breast-cancer survivor seems to be more of a supporter than a keen sportswoman.
Brooks Koepka was born in Florida and he lived in Lake Worth as a child. His nationality is American but his name is of Polish or German background which shows his family must have links to those regions. The golfer who was born on May 3, 1990, had his education in his birthplace, at Cardinal Newman High School located in West Palm Beach and furthered in Florida State University.
Brooks Koepaka started his career while in school as he played golf as an Amateur and there is no denying that the young American golfer is heading to becoming the game’s biggest next thing. He won three events and was a three-time All American. Unlike many 13-year-old Americans, Brooks started taking golf more seriously, practicing for long hours on green courses, and surely he has he seen the reward of his effort.
Just two years into his professional career (2014), he had his first PGA tour and finished third. That was followed by a fourth place at the U.S Open which earned him an invitation for Masters and PGA Tour deal to play in the 2014-2015 season. He played great courses in that season and finished remarkably well. The same year he was named Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.
In 2017, the 1.83 m tall athlete who weighs 84kg won his first major championship at Erin Hills Wisconsin. This victory makes him the lowest aggregate score in U.S Open with a winning score of -16 just like Rory McIlroy’s who achieved the same feat in 2011.
Brooks has since bagged 4 Challenge tours, 2 PGA tours, 2 European tours, and several Japan Golf Tours. More of the games he has won include; the Rice Planters Amateur in 2009, Brickyard Collegiate in 2011, and the 2012 Seminole Intercollegiate in Florida.
For his excellent performance over the years, he was ranked 7th golfers in the world at a time, but by 2018, he fell between 8 and 11. Hopefully, he will continue to improve and rank in the world’s top 5. He has also been able to amass $8 to 13 million for himself.
Girlfriend (Jena Sims), Married, Wife
Though Brooks Koepka is not yet married, he has had histories with women. He once dated Becky Edwards, an American soccer player and their relationship ended probably because of distance issues as Becky took a trip to Sweden to play soccer.
The baller then met Jena Sims and despite not sharing so much in common including age they started dating shortly. The duo has since built their love and are still going stronger. Jena Sims attended Belmont University majoring in International Business. She is slightly older than Brooks as she was born on December 30, 1988. The beauty is an actress who is best known for her appearances in a number of movies such as 3‑Headed Shark Attack (2015), the 3D comedy horror, Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012), American Beach House (2015), among others. She is a model and was the Miss Georgia Teen USA beauty pageantry in 2007.