Koepka Looking to Add to Major Success in US Masters
By Space Coast Daily // March 11, 2022
Former Florida State golfer Brooks Koepka goes into this year’s US Masters looking to add to his major tally. The American is an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour and four of those victories have come in Major Championships.
Koepka’s last big success was in the 2019 PGA Championship. He defended his title in the tournament which was held at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park. It was a win that helped him to return to the top of the world rankings at the time.
The 31-year-old who was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, will be confident of another big performance at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. He has finished inside the top 10 in the opening major of the year on two occasions. His best performance came in 2019 when he ended the weekend in a tie for second place.
Koepka is +2000 in the golf betting to go one position better than in 2019 and land the Green Jacket. Victory in the US Masters would mean he will need just the Open Championship in order to complete the Career Grand Slam.
When he was runner-up in 2019, Koepka was just one shot behind Tiger Woods. He led the field after the first and second rounds. At the weekend, he shot rounds of 69 and 70 respectively, but they were not enough for him to lift the trophy.
The American will need to bounce back from his performance in the US Masters in 2021. Koepka bowed out before the weekend after missing the cut. It was the first time he had failed to make a cut in a Major Championship since the 2013 Open Championship.
Better Performance at Waste Management Phoenix Open
It has not been a great 12 months for Koepka on the golf course, mainly due to injuries. His last victory came in the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open, his second win in that event. He will have been a little disappointed not to have prevailed in another tournament later that year.
Although he failed to win another trophy, Koepka once again showed great consistency across the major tournaments. He finished in a tie for second at the PGA Championship, he was fourth at the US Open, while at the Open Championship, he ended the week in a tie for sixth place.
Koepka produced one of his best performances at the 2022 Waste Management Phoenix Open where he finished third. There were signs across the four days that he was finding his best game once again.
The American golfer will be hoping to build upon that over the next few weeks as he prepares for Augusta. If he can peak during the event, he will give himself a great chance of adding his name to the roll of honor in Georgia.
Koepka has dropped to as low as 20th in the world rankings. Success at the US Masters could be his step towards reaching the top end of those standings once again.