What is Brooks Koepka’s Net Worth and Salary?
Brooks Koepka is an American professional golfer who has a net worth of $50 million. Brooks Koepka plays on the LIV Golf tour. Previously, playing on the PGA Tour, he made history by winning the US Open in both 2017 and 2018 and the PGA Championship in both 2018 and 2019. After winning the CJ Cup in 2018, Koepka became World No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking for 47 weeks.
During his PGA career, Brooks Koepka earned around $40 million in tournament prizes. In the same time period he earned tens of millions of dollars from endorsements.
$100 Million LIV Payday
In June 2022, Brooks joined a group of PGA defectors who signed massive deals to play for the upstart Saudi-backed rival LIV league. Brooks Koepka reportedly accepted a $100 million payday from LIV golf to join the new league. By joining LIV Brooks was permanently banned from the PGA.
Early Life and Education
Brooks Koepka was born on May 3, 1990 in West Palm Beach, Florida and was brought up in Lake Worth. He has a younger brother named Chase who also plays professional golf. As a teen, Koepka went to the Roman Catholic college preparatory Cardinal Newman High School. He went on to attend Florida State University, where he excelled as a college golfer by winning three events and earning three All-American titles.
Challenge Tour and European Tour
Koepka went professional in the summer of 2012 and started playing on the European Challenge Tour. In September, he won his first title at the Challenge de Catalunya. Koepka’s second win on the Challenge Tour came in 2013 at the Montecchia Open; just a month after that, he won his third title at the Challenge de España with a record 10 strokes. Koepka continued his success a few weeks later with a victory at the Scottish Challenge. Thanks to his wins, he earned his spot on the European Tour for the rest of the 2013 season and the entirety of the 2014 season. Subsequently, Koepka made his European Tour debut at the Scottish Open. Following that, he won the Turkish Airlines Open and placed third at both the Dubai Desert Classic and Omega European Masters. For his impressive European Tour season, Koepka was named Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.
In 2014, Koepka made his PGA Tour debut at the Frys.com Open, where he finished tied in third place. He went on to compete at the US Open, finishing in fourth and earning both his PGA Tour card and an invitation to the Masters. In early 2015, Koepka won his first event on the PGA Tour at the Phoenix Open. At the Open Championship in July, he tied for tenth place, and at the PGA Championship in August tied for fifth. Koepka improved his placement in 2016 with a fourth-place tie at the PGA Championship. In 2017, he claimed his first major championship title by winning the US Open; the next year, he won the US Open again, becoming the first golfer since Curtis Strange in 1989 to claim consecutive titles at that tournament. Koepka kept his success going with a win at the 2018 PGA Championship, making him only the fifth golfer ever to win US Open and PGA titles in the same year. Moreover, he won the CJ Cup in October, boosting him to World No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking.
Koepka made more history in 2019 when he won his second consecutive PGA Championship. With his 2017 and 2018 US Open wins and his 2018 and 2019 PGA Championship wins, he became the first golfer ever to simultaneously hold consecutive titles in two different majors. Also in 2019, Koepka won the cash tournaments the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and the Aon Risk Reward Challenge. The following year, he was beset by knee and hip pains that prematurely ended his season in August. He bounced back in 2021 to win his second Phoenix Open; he also finished tied for second at the PGA Championship, where he was just two shots behind winner Phil Mickelson.
In September of 2021, Koepka played as part of the United States team at the 43rd Ryder Cup in Wisconsin. Ultimately, the team won 19-9. Koepka also emerged victorious in his singles match against Bernd Wiesberger. A couple of months later, Koepka participated in the Match, a series of exhibition match play golf challenge matches. He won the series against rival Bryson DeChambeau.
Koepka retired from the PGA Tour in 2022. He subsequently decided to play on the LIV Golf tour, which is financed by the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia.
In the spring of 2021, Koepka got engaged to actress and former Miss Georgia Teen USA Jena Sims. The two later married in the summer of 2022.