Brooks Koepka PGA Championship Win: Now First on 2019 Money List

Getty Brooks Koepka of the United States tees off during the final round of the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course on May 19, 2019.

Brooks Koepka won his second-straight PGA Championship Sunday at Bethpage Black, finishing the weekend with an 8-under par. It is also his fourth major in his last six appearances. Many have compared his recent run to peak Tiger Woods, his tee partner on Thursday and Friday.

It wasn’t exactly a clean day in Farmington (N.Y.) for the former Florida State Seminole. He recorded five bogeys on the back-9 to end the day 4-over par. However, his 7-stroke lead over the first three days was enough to keep a surging Dustin Johnson at bay down the stretch.

He entered the weekend No. 5 on the PGA Tour Money list at $3,925,127 with Matt Kuchar sitting on top. With the PGA Championship’s 1st-place prize of $1.98 million, he surpassed all in front of him to finish the weekend with $5,905,127.

Kuchar and Rory McIlroy finished in a tie for 8th, earning $319,000 each. Xander Schauffele tallied $170,700 after tying for 16th-place. Dustin Johnson finished second and earned $1.18 million, not enough to hold off Koepka.

Over his 7-year career, Koepka had earned $24,583,929 entering the weekend. Koepka now has raked in $26,563,929 on the PGA Tour since turning pro in 2012. This number goes up just $3.16 million when you factor in his seven international victories, as well as various other competitions.

His biggest payouts, naturally, came from his major wins at the U.S. Open and PGA Championship. He earned $2.16 million from each his 2017 and 2018 U.S. Open titles. Last year’s PGA Championship yielded $1.98 million, as well.

How Koepka Spends His Prize Money

In an article on Golf.com in February 2018, Koepka demonstrated that he knows how he likes to spend his big paychecks: clothing and food.

Koepka is a clotheshorse, too. The discussion of his favorite designers was interrupted by the doorbell. A woman brought in dozens of cardboard take-out containers, each containing a different entrée to be sampled. Koepka was testing out meal-delivery services, searching for the right one to cater to his strict diet. The swordfish was excellent.

Koepka bought a house in Jupiter (Fla.) from fellow PGA pro Keegan Bradley in late 2015. The home was purchased for $2.5 million and has seen several renovations under the redesign work done by Graeme McDowell’s wife Kristin (per Golf.com in 2018).

Koepka’s house backs up to the Intracoastal Waterway, and his garage was a riot of stand-up paddleboards and other toys, including a Mercedes AMG G 63 SUV. (The BMW sedan was parked in the driveway.) Inside, the house was redolent of lemon and new money. Koepka purchased the house from another major championship winner, Keegan Bradley, then hired Graeme McDowell’s wife Kristin to remodel the interior. (She has her own design firm and first met McDowell when he hired her to work on one of his houses.) Koepka’s bachelor pad has a sleek look, with stone, metal and modern furnishings. Adjacent to the kitchen, Koepka installed a wine room big enough to house hundreds of bottles and an inviting seating area.

2019 PGA Championship Payouts

Per PGA.com:

1st | $1,980,000

2nd | $1,188,000

3rd | $748,000

4th | $528,000

5th | $450,500

6th | $380,000

7th | $343,650

8th | $319,600

9th | $295,600

10th | $272,380

11th | $251,590

12th | $242,400

13th | $214,800

14th | $199,050

15th | $184,280

16th | $170,700

17th | $161,000

18th | $152,000

19th | $143,000

20th | $134,000

21st | $125,000

22nd | $116,000

23rd | $107,000

24th | $100,000

25th | $93,000

26th | $87,000

27th | $82,000

28th | $77,000

29th | $74,000

30th | $71,000

31st | $68,000

32nd | $65,000

33rd | $62,000

34th | $59,000

35th | $56,000

36th | $53,000

37th | $50,000

38th | $48,000

39th | $46,000

40th | $44,000

41st | $42,000

42nd | $40,000

43rd | $38,000

44th | $36,000

45th | $34,000

46th | $32,000

47th | $30,250

48th | $28,500

49th | $27,500

50th | $26,500

51st | $25,500

52nd | $25,000

53rd | $24,500

54th | $24,000

55th | $23,500

56th | $23,000

57th | $22,500

58th | $22,200

59th | $21,900

60th | $21,600

61st | $21,400

62nd | $21,200

63rd | $21,000

64th | $20,800

65th | $20,600

66th | $20,400

67th | $20,200

68th | $20,000

69th | $19,800

70th | $19,600

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