U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka loves baseball, is related to a former MVP
Brooks Koepka won his first Major tournament this weekend with a four-shot victory at the U.S. Open. The 27-year-old's 16-under total score also tied Rory McIlroy's record for the lowest in tournament history. But, as revealed in a 2015 interview with Golf Digest, another sport has always captured Koepka's heart:
Koepka said he comes from a "baseball family ... it's in my blood." Which, yes, it's very much in his blood. Former MVP and two-time World Series champion Dick Groat is his great uncle. That's a pretty cool great uncle with some very cool baseball friends:
Unfortunately, like many of us, Koepka quit life on the diamond because he couldn't hit the dinger:
Hey, it's never too late to come back. Although we're guessing winning the U.S. Open feels pretty nice, too.