Brooks Koepka - Nike Golf Athlete for 2016
Posted at January 12, 2016
Nike Golf have announced no fewer than ten new singings and the talent that is Brooks Koepka is the star name included on their roster for 2016.
Brooks Koepka - Nike Golf Signing
Brooks Koepka is a name you may recognise on both sides of the Atlantic and if you don't - you better get to know him soon. Earlier this month, Nike Golf unveiled a long list of golfers whom have been added to their stable for 2016 and from that list of superb talent - Brooks Koepka was the name that stood out for many.
— Nike Golf (@nikegolf) January 4, 2016
It's a move which makes a whole lot of sense for both player and brand. Koepka is a young Floridian with plenty of distance off the tee and a game style similar to that of Rory McIlroy, whilst he's got the handsome, youthful looks and an impressive physique which any golfer would envy. Meanwhile his calm, cool persona is both endearing and intriguing; his popularity amongst other players on tour is also undeniable.
Brooks Koepka - Professional Career
His loyal following in the United States is sure to grow, whilst many more fans across the world will already know of the 25 year old because of the route he took to reach the PGA Tour. Brooks Koepka opted to play on the European circuit for two years in a bid to fine tune his game; his decision was fully justified following four Challenge Tour victories and that lucrative Turkish Airlines Open victory back in 2014.
— Patrick Rodgers (@PRodgersGolf) January 4, 2016
The move was certainly unconventional, but it appears that Brooks matured incredibly through his two year stint and proved he had the nerve to close out a victory on as many as five occasions. That winning mentality simply gives you a hunger for more, a desire to achieve greater things and a focused mind with the experience and invaluable know-how for winning tournaments. Not many other 25 year olds can claim six professional victories to their name - with one on the PGA Tour included.
That maiden victory on the PGA Tour - the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open - is arguably the very point when every one really sat up and took notice. Maybe even Nike included. Two more top five finishes at the final two majors of the season hiked up his price tag, no doubt, but it was a price Nike seemed more than willing to pay for yet another true athlete of the game.
Brooks Koepka - Wearing Nike Golf Clothing
We've already seen Brooks Koepka wearing Nike golf clothing this season - and how impressed we were too. He simply looks the real deal - what we like to call a "clothes horse" for the brand. A T3 finish at the Hyundai tournament of Champions made for great debut wearing the Swoosh, in a field dominated by one Jordan Spieth. Koepka also tied with Patrick Reed and had Rickie Fowler snapping at his heels - so it certainly wasn't an easy ride for the world number 16.
Brooks Koepka wore the brand new Nike MM Fly Framing Block golf shirt in midnight navy on Championship Sunday and we can't wait to see him wearing more of the brand in the weeks, months and years ahead - including the acclaimed Nike Lunar Control 4 golf shoes. Meanwhile, the first flow of clothing from Nike Golf 2016 is also available online at Golfposer here.