Brooks Koepka major wins: What Koepka has won already
Even at 29 years old, Koepka has already put together an impressive resume, and he shines in the big-time events. He entered this week with five PGA Tour wins, three of which were major titles. (He’s of the few players who has more major titles than regular PGA Tour victories.)
At Tuesday’s press conference he actually explained why he thinks winning majors is easier than winning regular events.
“One hundred fifty-six in the field, so you figure at least 80 of them I’m just going to beat,” he said. “From there, the other — you figure about half of them won’t play well from there, so you’re down to about maybe 35. And then from 35, some of them just — pressure is going to get to them. It only leaves you with a few more, and you’ve just got to beat those guys.”
Koepka won his first tournament at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open and won his first major in 2017, when he took the U.S. Open at Erin Hills by four over Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama.
That was the first of three straight major victories for Koepka. He repeated at the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills and then won the PGA Championship at Bellerive two months later. His second PGA Tour win, and fifth victory overall, came last October at the CJ Cup in South Korea.
If Koepka finishes off the field on Sunday at the PGA Championship, it will be his fourth major title, which would tie for 20th all-time and give him the same amount of major wins as Ernie Els, Raymond Floyd and Rory McIlroy, to name a few.