Confirmed his status as one of the hottest emerging properties in European and world golf when he battled cold and rainy conditions that many Americans might baulk at, cruising to a three-shot victory at the Scottish Hydro Challenge to seal his automatic promotion to The European Tour thanks to a third win in 2013. He stormed to the top of the Rankings early in the 2013 season with a brilliant seven shot victory in the Montecchia Golf Open presented by POLAROID, posting weekend rounds of 62 and 66 to seal his second Challenge Tour win following his triumph in the Challenge de Catalunya in October 2012. More was to come from the Floridian though, as a record ten shot win at the Fred Olsen Challenge de España in June 2013 was followed later that month by his crowning glory in Scotland. Less than 24 hours later Koepka was at Sunningdale, England, after a 6.0am flight from Edinburgh and with just a couple of hours sleep, beating a host of experienced pros to the top spot in the International Final Qualifying for The 2013 Open Championship, clinching a place at the year's third Major in Muirfield. Graduated from college in his native United States in May 2012 and subsequently played ten events on the Challenge Tour, finishing 43rd in the Rankings and securing a full playing category for 2013. Says his decision to play in Europe and not America was fuelled by a desire to be "a more rounded player". Already had Major Championship experience before turning pro, having qualified to play in the 2012 US Open at Olympic Club while still an amateur.