Brooks Koepka Jun 14, 2022; Brookline, Massachusetts, USA; Brooks Koepka addresses the media during a press conference for the U.S. Open golf tournament at The Country Club. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The 2023 U.S. Open is set to begin on Thursday, where LIV Golf star Brooks Koepka has the opportunity to earn his sixth major championship in his illustrious career. Ahead of the event, he outlined an ambitious career goal of his before his playing days are over.

Koepka is playing as well as any golfer in the world at the moment, coming off a win at the PGA Championship back in May.

He was asked by reporters what his five major victories meant to him, and he detailed that he is ideally trying to get to ten majors in his career.

“Don’t get me wrong it’s better than four,” said Koepka via the New York Post. “Double digits is where I’m trying to get to and I don’t think it’s out of the question for me. I’m only 33.”

Majors are certainly hard for anyone to win even if you are playing excellent golf. However, if anyone is capable of getting up to double-digit major victories, it is Brooks Koepka.

Koepka has played in 36 career major championships over his career, winning five, finishing runner-up four times, in the top five 14 times, and in the top 10 18 times.

Some would assume that the LIV Golf players may be thrown off their game due to the recent PGA Tour-LIV merger that was announced. However, Koepka detailed that the opposite has happened, and that he “thrives in chaos”.

“The more chaotic things get, the easier it gets for me,” Koepka added. “Everything starts to slow down, and I am able to focus on whatever I need to focus on while everybody else is dealing with distractions, worried about other things. I enjoy the chaos.”

If Koepka does indeed get to ten major championships as he hopes, he would trail only Jack Niklaus, Tiger Woods, and Walter Hagen for the most in the history of the sport.

[New York Post]

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