Brooks Koepka Bio: Net Worth & Girlfriend

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Brooks Koepka, an American professional golfer born on May 3, 1990, has won PGA Championship and U.S. Open twice and plays on the LIV Golf Tour. He was elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2022.

When we say golf is more of a mental game than a physical one, it is not a secret. It involves a lot of rules, patience, and tactics.

With his quiet and genius mind, Brooks Koepka won four major championships. However, these major championships were only possible because he followed his passion.

Notably, in 2018, after winning the 2018 CJ Cup, the Official World Golf Ranking also ranked Brooks as World number 1 for 47 weeks.

Brooks Koepka, An American Professional Golfer
Brooks Koepka, An American Professional Golfer (Source: Twitter)

Today, we will walk you through Brooks’ life from his childhood to his professional golf career and many more. So, stay with us till the end to learn all about the professional golfer.

But, before exploring further, let us see some quick facts.

Brooks Koepka | Quick Facts

Full Name Brooks Koepka
Birth Date May 3, 1990
Birth Place West Palm Beach, Florida
Age 34 Years Old
Nick Name Brooks
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Florida State University
Horoscope Taurus
Father’s Name Bob Koepka
Mother’s Name Denise Jakows
Siblings Chase Koepka
Height 6’0”/1.83 m/183 cm
Weight 93 kg/205 lb.
Profession Professional golfer
Professional Wins 14
Marital Status In a relationship
Girlfriend Jena Sims
Awards Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year 2014

PGA Player of the Year 2018 and 2019

PGA Tour Player of the Year 2019

Net Worth $20 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Hardcover
Last Update May 2024

Brooks Koepka | Early Life, Family & Education

This talented young man was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was born to his parents, Bob Koepka and Denise Jakows, on May 3, 1990.

Four years after his birth, his parents welcomed his younger brother, Chase Koepka. Although born in West Palm, he was raised in Lake Worth.

Brooks attended Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach. During his sixth grade, he made it into his high school’s golf team.

He stated that his father nearly crashed the car out of shock when Brooks told his father that he would skip college and would focus on his golf career.

Brooks With His Parents And Girlfriend
Brooks With His Parents And Girlfriend (Source: Golf Digest)

Furthermore, Brooks polished his golf skills after attending Florida State University. In an interview, he revealed that before attending FSU, he was only an average golfer. It was only when he put in hard work and dedication; he reached where he is today.

Brooks is not the only athlete in his family; his younger brother Chase Koepka is also a professional golfer. His father played baseball and was a pitcher at West Virginia Wesleyan.

Moreover, Koepka’s great uncle Dick Groat is said to be a legend in the world of baseball and basketball.

Brooks Koepka | Early Career

Brooks’ heart is where his enthusiasm is. He is enjoying his playing career and has earned numerous awards as an amateur and a professional.

So let’s look into Koepka’s achievements so far.

Amateur Achievements

Before graduating from high school in 2008, he was named High School Golfer of the Year in 2006. Not only by his school but in 2007, Sun Sentinel Newspaper and Palm Beach Post also named him High School Golfer of the Year.

In the history of FSU, Brooks’ name is celebrated as one of the decorated players. He is the only golfer from Florida State to earn All-America honors four times.

The golfer has earned All-ACC honors three times and was twice named ACC Player of the Year; during his sophomore season in 2010 and after his senior year in 2012.

He was one of the seven players to be badged as the ACC Player of the Year and Freshmen of the Year in 2009.

Brooks Koepka | Professional Career

Brooks Koepka won his first professional title in the summer of 2012. This was the time when he turned professional after graduating from FSU. He played in the Challenge Tour in Europe. 

2013

In 2013, he won Montecchia Golf Open, leading to his second victory. Following this, he won his third title in Challenge de Espana.

He earned a spot in European Tour for the 2014 season after winning Scottish Hydro Challenge. 

2014

In 2014, he played his first PGA Tournament and was ranked 15th in the championship. Eventually, his efforts led him to nominate as PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.

After competing in THE Race to Dubai 2014, he was named Sir Henry Cotton European Tour Rookie of the Year. 

Furthermore, Koepka won his first PGA Tour Event, which moved his position in the Official World Golf Ranking to 19th. 

2017

In 2017, Brooks Koepka won his first major championship, claiming the U.S. Open title at Erin Hills.

This is one of Brooks’ most significant career achievements, as he played at U.S. Open with only one career victory on PGA Tour. 

2018

After going through wrist surgery in 2017, he withdrew from the 2018 Masters Tournament, as he hadn’t perfectly recovered from the surgery.

In 2018, he won his second U.S. Open title at Shinnecock Hills. Furthermore, he is the second player to win U.S. Open titles consecutively. 

Brooks With His Second U.S. Open Title
Brooks With His Second U.S. Open Title (Source: The Guardian)

He also won his first PGA Championship in 2018 in Bellerive Country Club, Missouri, and CJ Cup in 2018.

2019

In 2019, he won his second PGA Championship at Bethpage Black Course, New York. He is the second to win two consecutive years in PGA Championship successfully. The first player to achieve it was Tiger Woods in 2007. 

Again, this second victory in PGA Championship earned him #1 in Official World Golf Ranking.

2020 – 20222

Due to his knee and hip pain, he withdrew from FedEx Cup and U.S. Open. However, after his two-month break, he returned for the 2020-21 season.  

In May 2021, Brooks finished second at the 2021 PGA Championship. He registered a win against his rival Bryson DeChambeau at the Wynn Las Vegas on November 26.

The golfer joined the LIV Golf Tour in June 2022 and debuted in Portland. Koepka won the LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah in October 2022.

Brooks Koepka | Injury

No athletes are new to injury. Halting games in-between seasons due to injury isn’t new.

Koepka, a four-time major winner, had to end his 2020 PGA Tour season early due to his hip and knee injury.

During the championship, he tore his patella tendon partially in his left knee. And subsequently, he went through stem cell therapy.

He also had a cortisone injection for his hip after he tore his labrum partially. This was not the first time going through painful stem cell therapy.

In 2019, he underwent a similar treatment for his left knee before returning to full strength.

But unfortunately, during his time in South Korea for the CJ Cup, he slipped on wet concrete, resulting in a tendon injury.

Koepka Caught An Injury
Koepka Caught An Injury (Source: WAVY.com)

In 2017, while competing in Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, he felt pain in his left wrist. After finishing last in the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, he stepped away from the game for 15 weeks.

This caused him to miss participating in Masters Tournament, stopping him from competing in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills.

Brooks Koepka | Girlfriend

This handsome young man married his longtime girlfriend, Jena Sims, in June 2022.

It is reported that the couple met in 2015 at the Master’s Tournament. But the couple made their first public appearance in 2017 after his victory in U.S. Open and made newsline headings.

Sims stood beside Brooks while receiving his trophy. Fox announcer had misidentified her as Becky Edwards, who Brooks had dated previously. This incident was widely circulated on social media.

Brooks And His Wife At Their Weeding
Brooks And His Wife During Their Weeding (Source: Twitter)

Jena Sims is an American actress who has starred in Attack of the 50-Foot Cheerleader, 3 Headed Shark Attack, and Sharnado 5: Global Swarming. She also competed in Miss Teen USA 2007, representing Georgia.

Besides acting, she is involved with an organization. She is currently the president and CEO of “The Pageant of Hope,” which holds beauty pageants for children diagnosed with cancer and other disadvantages.

Brooks Koepka | Net Worth, Endorsement, & Charity

The 34-years-old golfer is reported to have garnered around $38 million from official tournament wins.

Besides his tournament earnings, he has endorsement deals with Nike, Rolex, BMW, NetJets, Infor, and Michelob Ultra.

However, his gains from endorsements have not been revealed. His agent Blake Smith says Brooks is a highly compensated golfer and does not want to publicize his endorsement earnings.

As of 2024, his net worth is estimated to be $50 million.

Charity

Brooks has established the Brooks Koepka Foundation Fund to enhance the health and wellness of children facing challenges.

It was established in 2019 at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin County.

Brooks always closely works with the foundation and ensures that every child under his foundation is empowered to overcome every life’s hardships. 

You can find the latest news, results, stats, videos, and more about Brooks Koepka on ESPN.

Brooks Koepka | Personality

People define Brooks Koepka as a focused, quiet, calm, and composed guy, perfect for a golfer.

Besides, he is a quick-witted and down-to-earth person, which many fans find a likable trait. All these qualities of his make him even more charming. 

Brooks Koepka And His Goatee
Brooks Koepka And His Goatee (Source: GQ)

His quick-witted personality came before the media when he commented on Bryson DeChambeau and Sergio Garcia. In an interview, his agent described him as someone who speaks his mind. 

Brooks idolized the legendary NBA star, Lt. Kobe Bryant, although he never got the chance to meet him.

After Bryant’s death, he paid his tribute by designing Nike shoes in white and yellow with a purple logo of Nike. On the sides of the shoe and the soles, “MAMBA” is written to honor him.

Brooks Koepka | Social Media Presence

Brooks Koepka is quite active on his social media. He regularly updates his fans on his whereabouts and posts pictures of his family and Tours.

You can find the American golfer on Instagram under the username @bkoepka and on Twitter under @BKoepka.

Instagram: 1m followers

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Brooks Koepka | Popularity

Brooks is one of the most famous golf players of this generation. His popularity has grown since his first major championship at the U.S. Open in 2017.

Koepka's Popularity Graph
Koepka’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph illustrates the fluctuating popularity of Brooks based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Brooks Koepka | FAQs

Brooks Koepka currently resides in Jupiter, Florida. This area is called a “Golf Hot Spot” because many renowned golfers reside there, including Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, and Rickie Fowler. 

Is Brooks Koepka left-handed or right-handed?

Brooks Koepka is right-handed and swings his golf club from the right-hand side. 

How many majors did Brooks Koepka win?

Brooks Koepka has won four major championships to date.

Why did Brooks Koepka not play in the 2021 Players Championship?

Brooks Koepka did not play in the 2021 Players Championship because he withdrew from the championship due to a right knee injury.

Why did Brooks Koepka withdraw from the Travelers Championship?

Brooks Koepka withdrew from the Travelers Championship because his caddie, Ricky Elliott, tested positive for Covid-19 on the PGA Tour.

What is Brooks Koepka’s golf swing speed?

Brooks Koepka fastest swing speed is 125.75 mph, and his average swing speed is 120.03 mph.

How much is Brooks Koepka Tequesta’s house worth?

Brooks Koepka purchased the Tequesta, Florida home for $2.5 million in November 2015.

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