Koepka eyes maiden The American Express title

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2021 The American Express 

US PGA Tour  

PGA West Stadium Course
Nicklaus Tournament Course 
La Quinta and Palm Desert, California, USA
21-24 January 2021 
Brooks Kopeka will be keen to add 2021 The American Express title to his trophy collection.
The American star is one of the best golfers in the world having won four golf major titles since he turned professional in 2012.
Koepka claimed his first major championship at the US Open in 2017 at Erin Hills, Wisconsin.
The man nicknamed Hulk successfully defended his title in 2018 at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island, the first golfer to win consecutive US Opens since Curtis Strange in 1988 and 1989. 
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Koepka then won his third major at the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club, shooting a major-championship-record-tying 264 over 72 holes. 
His 2018 victories in the US Open and the PGA Championship were the first instance of that double since Tiger Woods in 2000. 

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Koepka won his fourth major at the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black - becoming the first player to defend the tournament since Woods in 2007.
The 30-year-old has struggled with injuries in recent years as he qualified for the 2019 Presidents Cup, but withdrew because of a knee injury and he was replaced by Rickie Fowler. 
Hulk was plagued by hip and knee pains for the majority of the 2020 season and he withdrew from competition prior to the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Koepka indicated that he has moved on following a bad year which didn’t go his way as he reflected on 2020. 
“I don’t really think about it. I think you guys think about it more than I do,” Koepka said. 
“I just kind of from the moment I got hurt until I pulled out or, what was it, I guess when I started back in Vegas, I was pretty pleased. 
"From that point forward or going back to when I got hurt I just think of that as whatever. I don’t think about it, it’s just one of those things, just trying to fight through it, he added. 
"My body wouldn’t let me do things that I wanted to do, so I don’t put too much weight on it.”

Last five The American Express winners

2016 - Jason Dufner - USA 
2017 - Hudson Swafford - USA 
2018 - Jon Rahm - Spain  
2019 - Adam Long - USA
2020 - Andrew Landry- USA 

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Published: 01/20/2021