Brooks Koepka Names One Quality That He Wants His Ryder Cup Partner to Possess

Published 08/25/2021, 1:45 PM EDT
Aug 6, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Brooks Koepka waits to putt on the fifth hole during the second round of the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational golf tournament at TPC Southwind. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


The Ryder Cup is closer than it looks, set to be held at the Whistling Straits this September.  Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, and Justin Thomas have recently secured their spots after the Northern Trust. Earlier, Collin Morikawa and Dustin Johnson’s spots had been confirmed. Not only does the Ryder Cup lets fans witness some of the best players in action, but we also see players representing their nation as a team.

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Of course, teamwork plays a role in winning the Ryder Cup, especially as everyone needs to stay at the top of their game. During a recent interview, Brooks Koepka spoke about the Ryder Cup, revealing the kind of teammate he prefers. The 31-year-old has been a part of two Ryder Cup events previously – winning in 2016 (at home) and losing in 2018 (Paris).

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What kind of teammate is Brooks Koepka looking for?

“I like an enthusiastic guy,” Koepka said, even mentioning Brandt Snedeker as being ‘perfect’ for him when they played. “A guy that gets high, gets low, gets excited. I don’t show that. I really don’t have those feelings. So it’s kind of fun for me when I can kind of experience those”. 

He reiterated that same point, explaining how he learned what he liked early after his first Ryder Cup. Koepka admitted that it might be beneficial for him, but other people might have some different things they want to say. That being said, the choice is not Koepka’s to make.

“I don’t exactly get to choose who I play with, but you know, they will put the best team out there that they can”. 

As five players are already finalized, Steve Stricker will be announcing his captain’s picks after the BMW Championship comes to an end.

May 22, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Brooks Koepka walks off the eighteenth green following his putt during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

How does Koepka’s 2021 season look?

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Earlier in April, Koepka missed the cut at the Masters due to his persisting knee injury. However, Koepka bounced back during the PGA Championship (T2), and the US Open (T4). He even played well at the Open Championship in July, finishing T6. He has secured four major titles in four years, his last win major win coming at the 2019 PGA Championship.

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