The last time anyone saw Chase Koepka, he was playing in the PGA Tour’s team competition in New Orleans with brother Brooks.
But the younger broker of the world’s seventh-ranked player has been a busy fella.
Chase, a former star at the University of South Florida, spent his time on the Sunshine Tour, the European Tour’s equivalent of the Web.com Tour. Chase played well enough over there to earn his card and will spend 2018 honing his skills on the European Tour.
Chase recorded five top five finishes and earned a shade over $143,000 to finish ninth on the Sunshine Tour money list.
That’s the route his brother took, same for former Oklahoma State star Peter Uihlein, who earned his PGA Tour card this past fall and will predominately play the PGA Tour although he wants to get over to Europe often enough to rack up some Race To Dubai points.
It’s becoming a consideration for more American players. Former Duke star Julian Suri won on the European circuit this past season.