Koepka (69) bested by brother Chase (66) Thursday


DORAL, Fla. – There was big news in the Koepka house on Thursday.

Brooks' 69 on Day 1 at Doral? Nope.

Try little brother Chase’s round of 66 at the pre-qualifier for the Valspar Championship.

Chase Koepka still has to play his way through Monday’s qualifier, and Brooks' round at Doral was one of just seven in the 60s on a windswept day, but the older brother was still excited for his little brother.

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“He played good last week, too, at the pre-qualifier [for the Honda Classic]. I think he made a hole-in-one,” Brooks Koepka said. “That was pretty sweet. We went out and celebrated that. Unfortunately, he didn't get through, but hopefully he gets through on this one because he’s playing well.”

Brooks Koepka doesn’t plan to play the Valspar Championship, but added he “might go and watch if [Chase] gets in.”