There's a reason why Brooks Koepka is the best young American golfer you've never heard of.
It has less to do with his game than his passport. The Florida native has collected four wins, but also 48 pages of government stamps and almost as many adventures in the last 10 months while playing in 11 different countries. His 2013 season-opening itinerary included India, South Africa and Kenya.
And don't even ask about the horsemeat dinner in Kazakhstan. Or cobbling together connecting flights between Tenerife and Prague.
''The road's not for everyone,'' Koepka said with a laugh. ''You have to get used to being away, and being alone. It can be tough. Pretty much all you have is golf.
''But getting to see the world at 23,'' he added, ''that's pretty cool.''
The extended road trip became part of a master plan Koepka hatched after missing the cut at last year's U.S. Open, then turning pro and failing to get through qualifying school for the PGA Tour. Like his friend and sometimes roomm...