Brooks Koepka has never shied away from making a controversial comment and that’s what fans love about him.
The star golfer knows he’s one of the best on the planet at his respective sport and he’s not afraid to say so. In fact, he did it yet again this week in a recent interview with Golf Digest.
Koepka was asked if Tiger Woods set major wins mark too high for other golfers – even though he sits in second behind Jack Nicklaus. Brooks made it clear he believes he’ll catch Woods and eventually Nicklaus.
Here’s what he said, via Yahoo Sports:
“In my mind, I’m going to catch him on majors. I believe that. I don’t see any reason that can stop me. I’m 31. I have another 14 years left,” Koepka said. “If I win one a year, I got Jack. People misconstrue that as being cocky. No, that’s just my belief. If I don’t have that belief, I shouldn’t be out there. If you don’t think you can win, why the hell are you teeing it up?”
Koepka said too many players on the PGA Tour right now are comfortable with second place. He’s not one of them.
“Yeah, I’m just going for second place this week. There’s a lot of that on Tour. Even elite players are very happy with that. Second? Sports are made to have a winner and a loser. You’re one or the other.”
Koepka hasn’t won a major tournament since 2019, but has the game to compete with the best as long as he’s healthy.