We have all heard of those stories where the rich and powerful often go throwing their cash around on things they don’t even need. Even in the sports world, top athletes raking in the millions are known to splurge out from time to time.
Golf is a rich sport and top golfers are often seen spending on some outrageous assets throughout their careers. Even when it comes down to something as simple as a haircut. But when defending champion Brooks Koepka decided to get a haircut, his wealth took a rather different path – to the barber’s pocket.
Ahead of his big day at Bethpage Black in New York, Brooks was seen visit Q-Stylez, owned by Geraldo Quinones. Now you might expect the golf star to go that extra mile to get a hairdo that will make a statement, considering his stature and how much these guys spend on haircuts. Well, that’s not what happened.
Brooks, who is known for being big-hearted, gave a huge amount of money to Geraldo. Not as the haircut fee, but a whopping £620 as a tip. That’s right. While the haircut cost a mere $150 (£116), Brooks decided to make the day special for Geraldo by tipping him the huge amount. But here’s the catch, Brooks’ hairdo hardly looked any different from the day before.
The haircut was not even close to as drastic a change as Jordan Spieth’s at the Open, for which the US-born athlete tipped his barber a small £11. The three-time major winner captioned the haircut as a ‘very British haircut’.
On the other side, Geraldo took to Instagram and showed off his $100 bills amounting to a whopping $1000, thanking the golfer for his generosity.
Brooks Koepka has already won the hearts of many Americans after winning a beer for every New Yorker at Bethpage.
Brooks, who is reportedly worth around £10million, seemed pretty confident about making the cut this week in the season’s second major and looks to knock out the rest of the field with ease.
He said, “There are 156 players in the field, so you figure at least 80 of them I’m just going to beat. From there you figure about half of them won’t play well, so you’re down to about maybe 35. And then from 35, some of them… pressure is going to get to them. It only leaves you with a few more, and you’ve just got to beat those guys.”