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Top 30 Golfers for the 2015 Majors: No. 24 Brooks Koepka

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They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2015 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Leading up to The Masters, we'll be unveiling Athlon Sports’ 30 players to watch for majors season, with commentary on each from the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee.

No. 24: Brooks Koepka

Born: May 3, 1990, West Palm Beach, Fla. | Career PGA Tour Wins: 1 (1 on European Tour) |2014 Wins (Worldwide): 1| 2014 Earnings (PGA Tour): $1,043.115 (98th) World Ranking: 19

Brandel Chamblee's Take

Koepka earned his first Masters invitation with his play in 2014, finishing fourth in the U.S. Open and climbing the world rankings. Of all the new faces at Augusta, none will have a better chance of becoming just the fourth first-time competitor to win in Masters history. He has the power of Bubba Watson, the bravado of youth, a great wedge game and the experience of having played the European Tour, where he won in Turkey late last year. Participation on the European Tour is rare for a player from the U.S., and the experience of the unpredictable conditions and courses on that tour could serve him well in his career. The uniformity of courses and conditions on the PGA Tour leads to a certain illiteracy among young professionals that keeps them from connecting the dots to their dreams.

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Major Championship Résumé
Starts: 6
Wins: 0

2014 Performance:
Masters - DNP
U.S. Open - T4
British Open - T67
PGA Championship - T15

Best Career Finishes: 
Masters - n/a
U.S. Open - T4 (2014)
British Open - T67 (2014)
PGA Championship - T15 (2014)
Top-10 Finishes: 1
Top-25 Finishes: 2
Missed Cuts: 2

—Brandel Chamblee is lead analyst for the Golf Channel. Be sure to follow him @ChambleeBrandel on Twitter.

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