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Brooks Koepka Selected for the 2023 United States Ryder Cup Team

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Brooks Koepka has been selected as one of six players on the 2023 United States Ryder Cup team announced today. The announcement was made by captain Zach Johnson, adding to the anticipation surrounding the upcoming competition.

This will mark Koepka's fourth appearance in the prestigious tournament, having achieved a commendable 6-5-1 record in his previous three appearances.

Koepka's selection comes as no surprise for many following his remarkable accomplishments this season. His outstanding display at the PGA Championship secured him his fifth major championship win, solidifying his status as one of the sport's most dominant players. Additionally, a notable runner-up finish at the 2023 Masters further highlighted his exceptional form.

The 33-year-old golfer has already left an indelible mark on the sport's history, becoming only the seventh male golfer since 1950 to secure five majors before turning 34. The exclusive list of players who achieved this feat includes golfing legends such as Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods – all of whom are inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Koepka's achievements extend beyond major championships. He became the first golfer born after 1975 to win five majors, a testament to his exceptional talent and dedication. Furthermore, he is the third player in the stroke play era to secure three or more PGA Championships. His success extends into the LIV Golf competition, where he is the first two-time individual champion and currently ranks tied for fourth in the individual standings.

Joining Koepka on the U.S. team are Sam Burns, Rickie Fowler, Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas, all selected as captain's picks by Zach Johnson. These six players will join the previously announced qualifiers Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark, Patrick Cantlay, Brian Harman, Max Homa, and Xander Schauffele. Together, they will represent Team USA at the prestigious Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome from September 25 to October 1. The upcoming event marks the first time the Ryder Cup will be hosted in Italy.

While the U.S. team's roster is now complete, the European Team's six automatic qualifiers are yet to be finalized. European Team Captain Luke Donald will announce the remaining six captain's picks shortly after the qualifiers are confirmed on September 3. As the tournament draws nearer, fans eagerly anticipate the clash between these skilled golfers on the grand stage of the Ryder Cup.

Koepka said: “I’m honored to represent my country again as a part of this year’s Ryder Cup team, and excited to defend the cup with my teammates in Rome. Let’s go USA!”

Greg Norman, LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner, said: “Congratulations to Brooks Koepka on a well-deserved honor representing Team USA.

“His résumé speaks for itself, and his status among the sport’s fiercest competitors is unquestioned. Brooks’ will to win shines brightest on golf’s biggest stages and it will be exciting to watch him compete in Rome.”