Brooks Koepka continues to be a major force in the majors, having won four of his last eight starts and finishing in the top 10 in nine of his last 14 appearances. He hasn’t missed a cut in a major since the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield—a string of 20 consecutive cuts made—and has only finished outside of the top 20 five times in those 20 events.
That’s dominance! And if you think that his amazing run is going to come to an end any time soon, think again. GOLF Academy lead coach John Richman expects Koepka to add to his growing tally of four major titles in the years to come.
“No. 1, there’s no pressure in his golf swing,” said Richman, a former walk-on safety at Nebraska who’s gone from trying to tackle Barry Sanders to tackling golfer’s slices. “He’s not putting any undo strain on any part of his body. His swing is very powerful but it’s very relaxed. No. 2, he’s stronger than everybody else right now. Even if he loses some strength in the next five years, he’s so far ahead of the curve that he’s not going to lose much.”
Case in point: Koepka averaged 313 yards per drive in defending his PGA Championship belt last week at Bethpage Black Golf Course, and also finished second in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee and No. 1 in SG: Tee-to-Green. And the higher the rough and the thicker the pressure, the better he drives the ball.
For a detailed breakdown of Koepka’s driver swing, check out the following frame-by-frame analysis here from the final round of the PGA Championship by Richman.