Second year player Brooks Koepka shot a final round 66 to come from three shots behind third-round leader Martin Laird and win the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Koepka earns his first career PGA TOUR victory at the age of 24 years, 8 months, 26 days in his 22nd career start on the PGA TOUR.
Koepka is the second youngest winner on TOUR this season behind Patrick Reed (24/5/7). There have been six winners in their 20s and five in their 30s on TOUR this season.
Koepka has now shot par-or-better in all 12 rounds on the PGA TOUR this season.
The 24-year old Koepka has finished in the top-10 in all three TOUR starts this season (T8/Frys.com Open, T4/Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and Win/Waste Management Phoenix Open).
Koepka held the lead heading into the final round of the 2013 Frys.com Open, where he finish T3.
In the 2013-14 season, Koepka made 12 of 16 cuts on the PGA TOUR, with two top-10s as a non-member. He earned enough non-member FedExCup points/money during the season to achieve Special Temporary Membership, and parlayed that into a top-125 finish on the non-member FedExCup points list to earn his TOUR card for the 2014-15 season.
Last season was Koepka’s rookie season on TOUR. He was nominated for PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year but lost out to Chesson Hadley.
In November, Koepka won the Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour. He was named the European Tour’s Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 2014.
Koepka joins Kyle Stanley (2012) and J.B. Holmes (2006) as the only players to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open in their first start in the event.
Koepka has never played in the Masters.
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