Winner’s Circle: Brooks Koepka Claims Maiden WGC Title in Memphis

Brooks Koepka Wins WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
Brooks Koepka and PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan pose with the Gary Player Cup after Koepka won the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational on July 28, 2019 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Brooks Koepka shot a final-round 65 at TPC Southwind to claim a three-stroke victory at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Koepka finished at 16-under par, three shots clear of runner-up Webb Simpson, who posted a low-round 64.

With the win, the Florida State product now owns three victories on the season, highlighted by a fourth career major at the PGA. Koepka will enter the playoffs next week with a large lead, and the heavy favorite to take home the Cup. And, unless one of the other major champions wins two of three in the playoffs, Koepka appears well on his way to a second straight MVP award.




PRO-FILE

Full Name: Brooks Koepka
Nationality American
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 206 lb
Birthdate: May 3 (age 29)
Native: West Palm Beach, Florida
Residence: Jupiter, Florida
College: Florida State University
Apparel: Nike
Equipment: TaylorMade (Metals), Titleist (Wedges, Putter, Ball), Mizuno (Irons)


FINAL SCORES

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Brooks Koepka -16 (-5)
2. Webb Simpson -13 (-6)
3. Marc Leishman -12 (-3)
4. Tommy Fleetwood -11 (-4)
4. Matthew Fitzpatrick -11 (-1)
4. Rory McIlroy -11 (+1)


WINNING NUMBERS

Topline Stats
Driving: 308.5 yards (4th)
Fairways: 37/56, 66.1% (9th)
Greens: 50/72, 69.4% (8th)
Putts/GIR: 81/1.620 (7th)
Scores: 1 Eagle, 21 Birdies, 47 Pars, 3 Bogeys, 1 Double

Strokes Gained
SG: Off the Tee: 3.745 (5th)
SG: Approach to Green: 3.216 (11th)
SG: Around the Green: -2.291 (54th)
SG: Putting: 9.346 (1st)
SG: Tee to Green: 4.670 (6th)
SG: Total: 14.016 (1st)


2019 PGA TOUR SEASON

Starts: 18
Cuts Made: 17
Wins: 3 (CJ Cup, PGA Championship, WGC-FedEx St Jude)
Addtl Top 10s: 5
Earnings: $9,551,384 (1st)
FedEx Pts: 2,887 (1st)
World Rank Before/After: 1/1


CAREER VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 7
2019 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
2019 PGA Championship
2018 CJ Cup
2018 PGA Championship
2018 U.S. Open
2017 U.S. Open
2015 Waste Mgt Phoenix Open

European Tour: 1
2014 Turkish Airlines Open

Japan Tour: 2
2017 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament
2016 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament


VIDEO: KOEPKA’S DAY-4 HIGHLIGHTS


WITB: Brooks Koepka

Driver: Taylormade M5 (9.5°)
Fairway Metal: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5°)
Driving Iron: Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal
Irons: Mizuno JPX919 Tour (4-W)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52°, 56°, 60°)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Only T10 Newport 2
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Apparel/Hat: Nike


MONEY & PLAYOFF POINTS

With his win, Koepka earned $1,745,000 and 550 FedExCup points to solidify his No. 1 spot on both the money and points lists. He now leads Rory McIlroy in earnings by more than $2 million.


WORLD RANKING

World No. 1 Koepka received 74 OWGR points, which put even more space between himself and Dustin Johnson, the world’s second-ranked player. Kopeka now enjoys an average of 12.6824, three full points clear of DJ (9.433) – a fairly huge edge. No one else is really even close.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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