Brooks Koepka’s earnings per swing in the majors will make you deeply envious
Brooks Koepka’s dominance in the majors is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Since the 2017 Masters, he has played in 14 major championships, winning four of them, finishing second twice and placing in the top 10 in three more. He has missed just one cut, and that came at the Masters earlier this year, when, really, with his gimpy knee, he had no business being in the field.
“Sometimes the majors are the easiest ones to win,” Koepka said in 2019 when asked why he thrives on golf’s biggest stages. “Half the people shoot themselves out of it, and eventually I know I can beat most of them. From there, it’s just those [top] guys left. Who’s going to play good? And who can win?”
Koepka’s total earnings over that 14-major stretch: a cool $12,135,659, which represents 35% of his total career earnings. That’s an average major haul of $866,832. Should he win Sunday at Kiawah Island, Koepka would collect another $2,160,000, pushing his average per major tally to a staggering $953,043.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves!
Instead, here’s one other fun way to dissect Koepka’s major cash flow. Since the 2017 Masters, he has taken a cumulative 3,754 strokes in the majors (excluding this week). That’s a per-swing payday of $3,232.
Yep, more than three grand a shot.
Maybe he should have taken more of them.