Koepka looking forward to 'not playing golf'


NASSAU, Bahamas – The Hero World Challenge is Brooks Koepka’s 27th worldwide start this year and he had no problem predicting what his next few weeks will entail.

“I like the off-season,” he smiled. “I like not playing golf. Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely grateful to be able to do this for a living, but it is nice getting away from the game for a little while so you can be fired up to start fresh next season.”

The World Challenge, where Koepka is alone in seventh place after a third-round 65, is the American’s final event this year and the looming off-season will be a welcome break.

Koepka, who will not play the European Tour next year, said he will play just three PGA Tour events before the Florida swing begins in March and plans to have a slightly different schedule in 2016.

“I’m not going to play as much, not going to chase things,” Koepka said. “I chased the Presidents Cup. I need to just let it come.”

Koepka played twice in the fall, at the Frys.com Open and Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and will limit his West Coast schedule next year, beginning 2016 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February.