Chase Koepka, Brooks’ Brother: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Chase Koepka, brother of PGA Tour pro Brooks Koepka. (Getty)

Brooks Koepka is one of the PGA Tour’s rising stars.

The 26-year-old has cracked the top 20 in the Official World Golf Rankings and has three top 3 finishes on the Tour this season.

But Brooks isn’t the only Koepka who can get the job done on the course. His younger brother Chase is also a standout on the links. Chase is a recent college graduate who has recently turned pro with his sights set on the PGA Tour.

Keep reading to learn more about Chase Koepka:


1. Chase Played on the Challenge Tour in Europe


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Brooks Koepka isn’t the only professional golfer in the family.

Chase, who is 22-years-old, joined the Challenge Tour, a second-tier professional circuit in Europe.

Brooks Koepka also began his professional career on the Challenge Tour, joining in 2012 after a successful run at Florida State. Brooks had 4 Challenge Tour wins and another on the big stage of the European Tour.

Chase told europeantour.com in June 2016 about his decision to join the Challenge Tour:

It’s a great opportunity for me to grow my golf game at plenty of different levels and I think the Challenge Tour is a great place to start. Being able to see the world, you can’t really beat that.

Chase added:

The way he did it, most people were probably a bit nervous about it. But he embraced it and it was a great way to learn a little bit about himself and test his game at so many different levels and on different types of golf courses every week – which is a little bit different to golf in the States. He just felt like he became an all-round better golfer from being over here. I took that on so I wanted to do the same.

Chase played in only 3 events on the Challenge Tour so far.

His first tournament was the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge at the end of June of 2016, but he missed the cut by a handful of strokes.

Koepka has played in two events since then — the Made in Denmark Challenge and the Slovakia Challenge — but missed the cut in both of those events as well.

Click here to check out Chase’s Challenge Tour bio page.



2. He Also has Been Playing in the U.S. on the Minor League Golf Tour


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Chase has also been playing on the Minor League Golf Tour, which is a training circuit for players hoping to one day join the PGA, LPGA, Champions, and Web.com Tours.

Koepka won the Minor League Golf Tour’s Web.com Q-School third contest, meaning his the tour will pay for his 2016 Web.com Q-School entry fee.

Chase also teamed with Matt Ceravalo to win the 2016 Summer Team Championship, which ended July 28 in Florida.

Click here see Chase’s Minor League Tour bio page.

Brooks Koepka also played on the Minor League Golf Tour a few years back.



3. Chase Grew up in Florida


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Chase was born on January 1, 1994, in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is the son of Bob Koepka and Denise Jakows.

He attended Carson Newman High School in West Palm.

Koepka stayed in-state for college, attending the University of South Florida, where he excelled on the golf team.



4. He has the Most Career Wins in School History


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Chase certainly did excel for the USF Bulls, winning four tournaments over his career, a school-best mark.

He won twice as a freshman, then once in each of his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.

In his 130 career rounds at USF, Koepka had 23 top 10 finishes.

Chase graduated in May 2016 with a degree in marketing. He turned pro shortly after.

As a first-year, Koepka was named both the Big East Conference’s Player and Freshman of the Year. Other accolades he garnered along the way were All-Conference teams, honorable mention All-American and All-Region squads.



5. Brooks Koepka has 1 Career PGA Tour Win


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Chase is looking to follow in his older brother’s footsteps, beginning his professional career in Europe. As mentioned above, Brooks won 4 Challenge Tour events and another on the senior circuit European Tour.

Brooks began playing regularly on the PGA Tour in the 2014 season and won his first — and only — tournament in February 2015 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The elder Koepka held off Bubba Watson, Hideki Matsuyama and Ryan Palmer by a stroke.

In 58 career events heading into the 2016 PGA Championship, Brooks has 1 win, has been the runner-up twice and has finished third 3 times. He also has 15 top 10s and 28 top 25s, while making the cut in 46 events.


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