Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka
30-Year-Old Golfer
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2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
Entering the 2018-19 season, it was still debatable as to who was the best golfer in the world. Entering this season, the debate is over. Koepka grabbed another major victory last season and was a threat at the other three. Koepka is clearly the No. 1 pick in drafts and should be the highest-valued player in auctions. His ceiling is entirely up to him as when he's focused he almost always wins and he always contends. That's the good news. The bad news is his number is just too high for salary cap purposes this season. Read Past Outlooks
Set to play in Masters
April 4, 2021
Koepka (knee) "intends to compete when the Masters begins on Thursday," ESPN's Bob Harig reports.
ANALYSIS
Koepka is less than three weeks removed from undergoing a procedure on his right knee, but he showed up at Augusta on Sunday and declared himself ready to go. He relayed that his recovery has gone as planned, and he was able to take some cuts on the driving range and play a few holes Sunday. Koepka will be in the field this week barring any setbacks in the coming days, but it's of course unclear how his knee will hold up with the quick turnaround.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Brooks Koepka
Weekly Preview: The Masters
5 days ago
Jordan Spieth is generating the bulk of the buzz at the moment, but Greg Vara reminds you not to forget about defending champion Dustin Johnson in this week’s contests.
Betting on Golf: The Masters
5 days ago
The Masters is here, and it's time to place your bets! Ryan Pohle is on hand to give you a few numbers and a few players -- including Viktor Hovland -- to consider before heading to the ticket window.
DraftKings PGA: The Masters
5 days ago
Len Hochberg takes a look at the DraftKings slate for the first major of the year, and he sees a lot to like about Justin Thomas.
FanDuel PGA: The Masters
5 days ago
Patrick Cantlay seems to have figured out his way around Augusta, and he is one of Ryan Andrade's top targets in this week's contests on FanDuel.
Majors Value Meter: Masters Rankings
8 days ago
The Masters is back in its traditional spot on the schedule, and Len Hochberg is back to rank the field from top to bottom. Find out where a rapidly-rising Jordan Spieth and the rest of the golfers slot in.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Koepka established himself as perhaps the best major golfer in the world last season. All of this after he started the season on the DL with a wrist injury as well. That injury limited Koepka to just 17 events last season, but he still managed to win twice and post a career-high in earnings. Koepka has won three of the past six majors, five of which he has played and it's clear that when he's focused, he's one of the best, if not the best, golfer in the world. There in lies the issue though as Koepka all but admitted after his PGA Championship victory that he gets up for majors and struggles to do the same during regular PGA Tour events. It's hard to imagine that Koepka won't figure that part out soon and if he does, then the sky is the limit. Koepka comes with a huge price tag this season, but he does have the potential to reach $10 million if everything goes right.
Koepka entered the season as a young golfer with loads of potential, and he exited the season a major champion. There are lots of guys with potential on the PGA Tour, but so many fail to live up to it, and even fewer ever grab a major. Koepka's season would have been a success even without a win at the U.S. Open, but obviously that win put his season into the exceptional category. With the exception of a stretch during the beginning of 2017, Koepka was solid all season. He recorded a pair of runner-ups and seven total top-10s. Though Koepka reached a new level this past season, there is still room for improvement. As such, he should be considered for salary cap leagues.
In his two full years on the PGA Tour, Koepka has over $6.5 million in earnings, 24 top-25s and 15 top-10s -- that's a top-10 for every three starts. The only knock is his lack of wins on the PGA Tour; Koepka has just one of those. That however makes his earnings numbers from the past two seasons even more impressive. Koepka is only going to get better and once he figures out how to close more efficiently, his numbers should go through the roof. Expect a nice increase in his numbers this season, just enough to garner a salary cap selection. In draft he could go as early as the 2nd-round.
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Masters status in doubt
Knee
March 21, 2021
Koepka revealed Sunday that he had surgery on his right knee March 16, putting his status for the Masters in doubt, Bob Harig of ESPN.com reports.
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Withdraws from THE PLAYERS Championship
Kneecap
March 7, 2021
Koepka has withdrawn from THE PLAYERS Championship because of a right knee injury.
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Unable to convert 36-hole lead
February 28, 2021
Koepka shot a two-under 70 on Sunday at the WGC-Workday Championship to finish in a share of second place behind champion Collin Morikawa.
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T38 at Genesis Invitational
February 23, 2021
Koepka closed with a two-under 69 on Sunday at the Genesis Invitational to finish even-par and tied for 38th.
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Wins Phoenix Open for second time
February 7, 2021
Koepka fired a final round six-under 65 to claim the victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open by one stroke.
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