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Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Brooks Koepka

For the first time, the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week comes from the PGA Tour. 24-year-old Florida State alum Brooks Koepka earns the honor for the week of June 9th-15th for his performance at the US Open in Pinehurst.

Though Koepka shot over par for the tournament and 10 shots back of winner Martin Kaymer, the former Seminole finished tied for fourth at +1. The fourth place finish is the highest for Koepka at a PGA event since finishing third in the Open in October.

At just 24 years old, Koepka looks to have a very bright future on the PGA Tour after finishing in the top 5 in just his fourth major event ever. In his previous three major events played, Koepka missed the cut twice. Koepka easily made the cut this time out, shooting -2 through two rounds. Koepka has yet to win a tournament on the PGA level, but that looks to change soon after his performance over the weekend.

Mike Ferguson

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Mike Ferguson is a Bloguin contributor, the editor of Noled Out and a lifetime Florida State sports enthusiast. Mike vividly remembers watching Warrick Dunn run down the sideline in Gainesville in 1993, the "Choke at Doak" in 1994 and Monte Cummings' driving layup to beat #1 Duke in 2002. Mike has worked as a sports reporter in both print and online. For isportsweb in 2013, Mike gave press coverage of Florida State football's run to the 2013 national championship. Mike has been featured on, and Yahoo Sports while interviewing major sports stars such as 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with a major in Religion and a minor in Communications. Mike currently resides in Haines City, Florida with his wife Jennifer and daughters Trinity and Greenly. Mike is a full-time reporter at Polk County's newspaper, The Ledger, in Lakeland, Florida. Mike can be followed on Twitter @MikeWFerguson.