Brooks Koepka on Tiger Woods: "I'm going to catch him on MAJOR WINS"

Brooks Koepka believes he can catch both Tiger Woods AND Jack Nicklaus on major wins. 

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Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Brooks Koepka on Tiger Woods: "I'm going to catch him on MAJOR WINS"

Brooks Koepka believes there is nothing to prevent him from catching Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus for major championship wins, following an incredible interview with Golf Digest

Koepka, 31, has won four major titles with back-to-back victories at the US Open (2017, 2018) and US PGA Championship (2018, 2019) but still trails Woods on the major hunt by 11 and record holder Jack Nicklaus by 14. 

The big-hitting American, who is currently nursing a wrist injury ahead of the Ryder Cup in two weeks time, made his feelings be known during a poolside interview with Golf Digest on Monday. 

"In my mind, I’m going to catch him [Woods] on majors," Koepka told the publication.

"I believe that. I don’t see any reason that can stop me.

"I’m 31. I have another 14 years left. If I win one a year, I got Jack.

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"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? 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 may be winless in the majors for two years now but he did bounce back with his first win on the PGA Tour in 18 months following a one-stroke victory at the Phoenix Open in February.

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL GOLF DIGEST INTERVIEW WITH BROOKS KOEPKA