It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these YOTTO pieces, and since the last one worked out pretty well (not the boldest call, considering he was a top 25 player in the world), let’s try this again: Brooks Koepka is going to announce himself in a big way in the 2014-2015 season.

Koepka should already be a household name in the US, but because of Finchem’s Folly, Koepka, along with fellow future star Peter Uihlein, opted to take their talents across the pond to play the European Tour rather than making the regular tour stops in Boise, Idaho, Westlake, Ohio, and Newburgh, Indiana. After winning four events on the Challenge Tour, Koepka played 10 events on the European Tour, which included three top-10’s on top of a top-5 finish at the U.S. Open. He also had a T-3 finish in the Open last year, and he’s going to win it this year.

This is Koepka’s middle finger to Finchem

Coming off a Ryder Cup disaster (queue Tom Watson pointing at the 2004 and 2006 Ryder Cup teams to pass the blame onto two disasters that were even worse), we’re ready for some fresh faced Americans to cut some doglegs and show some girth on the tour this year. Unlike his 2014 season that forced him to rely on sponsor’s exemptions, Koepka has the luxury of a PGA Tour card, an exemption to the Masters, and anonymity when it comes to the casual fan for the 2014-2015 season. He’s currently ranked 64th in the world, and a few good results can get him a coveted top-50 world ranking spot, which gets him into basically any tournament in the world.

NLU staked our claim in Brooksville a long time ago, and we’re not going anywhere any time soon. If you thought we were obnoxious about Horschel’s FedEx Cup run, just wait until Koepka wins this year. I don’t have much more to say other than this admittedly brief post. And get ready to see this all over the PGA Tour this year:

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