Brooks Koepka’s girlfriend Becky Edwards met him at Florida State and is a professional soccer player. Brooks makes weird jokes about “proper football” being one of his favorite sports, but the guy’s from America. I’m not sure where talking about soccer as “proper football” came into the picture, but it might’ve been those years when Becky was playing for pro teams in Sweden and Brooks was on the European touring circuit. The way golfers are invited to tournaments and matches can get confusing because a lot of times their performance in one tournament has a direct impact on their eligibility in another.
For Becky, her eligibility to play for Hammarby in Stockholm and Kristianstads in the city of the same name came from her success playing with FC Gold Pride and Western New York Flash. Yes, I’ve never heard of these teams either, but they were or are pretty solid platforms for burgeoning women soccer players. Brooks Koepka’s girlfriend played with other future professionals Selin Kuralay and Mami Yamaguchi. Then as now, both Brooks and Becky are true Floridians. It’s fairly rare for Becky to have the time to attend any of the tournaments that Brooks is involved in, but it’s not unheard of in the offseason for her.
One such jaunt was when Becky traveled to the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge which I believe is sponsored by Tiger Woods. Hey, attach the name Tiger Woods to a sports event and I’d fly in a private jet to attend it too. Brooks Koepka’s girlfriend also went to Napa Valley with Brooks in October and drank some Opus One, which is apparently a high-class wine. Trips to Napa for golfers and their girlfriends are pretty common. Golf and fresh wine go hand in hand. Besides these trips and celebrating Thanksgiving with their family in Florida, this couple is all business and stays really busy with their respective sports commitments. Becky’s team plays in the Citrus Bowl starting this year, and the stadium seats close to 62,000 people. That’s some hopeful venue planning.